Magician at NTU Festival

This post was written by Joel Lim

Being part of NTU U-festival 2017 was an eye-opener. A NTU student myself, I never had the opportunity to perform for one of NTU student union’s event so I was understandably excited for this chance to amaze and astound my fellow students.

For the first time in quite a while, I felt nervous about performing. These are university students, forged hard in the brimstones of the education system. I looked around, and realise that there is nothing to fear. Everyone is here to have fun. Let’s bring the fun to the crowd.

Singapore Magicians

After breaking the ice with a group of business students, the butterflies in my stomach went away. 

Singapore Roving Magic

There was a group of S.T.E.M(science, technology, engineering and maths) students and I could literally see the gears in their heads grinding to a stop while I was performing to them. It’s such a sight to see people who deal with certainties get completely baffled.

Magic Show Singapore

These two Red Bull "Angels" were great audiences. Also, who can say no to free Red Bull?

Close Up Magic Singapore

The lovely emcees for the event. The girl on the right couldn’t stop laughing uncontrollably. I take it that she’s just too flabbergasted.

It was amazing to perform for my peers. I got to brighten the days of people whose daily dredge I fully understand as a student myself.

I’ll gladly perform around NTU again! Now, if I could convince NTU to set-up a school of magic like Hogwarts….


Joel is a professional magician, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact See his profile here!