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Finalists in a competition: The Strangers

Last weekend, our trio of magicians at Meta Illusions, The Strangers, competed in a talent competition hosted by both Bukit Timah Plaza and Noon Talk Media – they have emerged victorious among numerous other competitors having acquired third in the overall contest.

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The Strangers – Yu Ji, Kim and Anderson – put in blood, sweat and tears to create a new, never before seen illusions specially designed for this competition. The illusion – to vanish a judge’s phone and allow it to reappear inside a box, a box that has been hung up on stage and secured under lock and key. The road to the illusion’s inception was not an easy one; weeks were spent conceptualising and perfecting the illusion under the guidance of Singapore’s top iPad illusionist, Alexander Yuen. Yet despite the gruelling practice as well as the audience’s scrutiny and scepticism, not only has The Strangers managed to complete and perform their illusion, they have managed to deliver their top class performance with class, swag and humour, much to the delight and amazement of the audience and the judges.

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The most interesting part of it all is that The Strangers is the ONLY contestant performing magic within the competition to have emerged victorious. Numerous other magicians were either eliminated through the constant bouts of attrition amongst contestants. This is a true testament to The Stranger’s performance; they are ranked as the best magic act within this competition.

Although The Strangers did not rank first, their charisma and magic have won the hearts of the judges and the audience. One particular lady was so impressed with their performance that she took the initiative to commend them for their magic! What a heart-warming sight!

We hope that you had had a great weekend as well! Till next time.

Signing off,
The Strangers

 The Strangers are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact kim@metaillusions.com

A Magical Birthday Celebration!

I was so thrilled and honoured to be invited by Taksu Singapore, to perform at Andaz Singapore hotel on 4 November 2017. When I first arrived, I was greeted with such an amazing view as we were located at the rooftop and I started entertaining the guests with some magic. Look how excited they are! It’s always such a joy to put a smile on people’s face.

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However, the weather soon took a turn for the worst and we have to move indoors. Once the guests were comfortably seated and enjoying their meal. I then proceed to showing them some cool magic. That moment of astonishment that magic brings to people is such an unforgettable experience for me! Really cherishing and loving every moment of it.

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That moment of astonishment that magic brings to people is such an unforgettable experience for me! Really cherishing and loving every moment of it.

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They were such nice and sporting audience that really makes this whole interaction an enjoyable one.

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Finally, I get to perform for the birthday girl, Ms Judy, who is also the lady boss of Taksu. She was so excited that she introduced me to everyone telling them that I am a magician and I will be performing something cool for them! I am so glad that I could perform for her!

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Overall, I really enjoyed myself and i'm definitely looking forward to my next performance!

Yu Ji 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 info@metaillusions.com.

Happy magical birthday for 88.3 JIA FM!

When I heard that I was given the opportunity to perform for 88.3 Jia FM’s 10th Anniversary on the 6th of October, I was extremely excited and honored as I had been listening to this radio channel since I was a kid. 88.3 Jia FM is the only bilingual station in Singapore that plays both English and Mandarin all-time favorite ballads from the 1980s to the current hits, making them a popular hit among Singaporeans from all walks of lives.

The Zouk Capital was already pumping with lively music and flashing lights when I arrived half an hour early, ready to prepare for an amazing show for the night. Soon, the guests trickled in and my inner fan emerged when I saw all the famous DJs in person- it was like a dream come true! It was then that I promised myself I would make them my fan too by the end of the night. And that was exactly what I did!

Look at how amazed they are!

Look at how amazed they are!

As the music blared and the lights dimmed, I was ready to start my first performance. Close-up magic is a very intimate performance where the magician makes the magic happen right in front of the audiences’ eyes, creating a deep sense of wonderment and a long lasting impression after the trick is completed. I approached the first table and started off simple with a coin trick, where the coins can teleport from one hand to the other.

Photo credits to  88.3 JIA FM.

Photo credits to 88.3 JIA FM.

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I carried on from table to table and performed for a couple of influencers at the event too! A lady even exclaimed, “How is this even possible?!”

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One of the group was so impressed with my magic that they even requested to take a photo with me after I showed them my reportoire of coins and card magic!

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Overall, I had a great time performing at the event! The audiences were great and it was an honour to be able to showcase my magic to these people. I hope I can be back to perform for 88.3 JIA FM once again in the future.

Yu Ji 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 info@metaillusions.com.

Formula One meets Formula Magic

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This month, our team of Magicians at Meta Illusions were given a fantastic opportunity to showcase their talents and skills at Singapore’s very own Formula 1 event down at Singapore Grand Prix. Our magicians, Yu Ji and Anderson, in preparation for the event, were suited up, and were extremely eager to perform for the wonderful people, both local and international, down at Paddock Club Lifestyle booth throughout the weekend.

Armed and equipped with their arcane and mystical knowledge on the art of conjuring, they have decided to give the audience a huge surprise. Even though the weather was not well as expected, both of their magic brought a certain sense of joy, excitement, sometimes, even more so than the humming and buzzing of a Formula One engine.

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The audience stunned and mesmerized by the magic of magician Yu Ji. Revising classical magic with contemporary notions of presentation, Yu Ji defines what new generation magicians should be – cool, sleek, suave. Here, you can see how mere packets of card were able to generate psychological fireworks for those who were interested in our entertainment. The lady in the picture, a Chinese of Indonesian origin, was so amazed by the card trick that she requested for a photo, together with the magicians at our booth. The best form of compliment for us magicians, is not the jaw dropping moments, but rather, the smiles at the end of the performance. That is when we know that we have brought meaning and fun to our audience.

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In this photo, we see our magician, Anderson in action, attempting to demonstrate his ability to alter the fabric of reality for two of SIA air stewardesses.

Magic is all about the connection between the performer and the audience. Fooling the audience is secondary. The true performer is one that is able to engage, amaze and provide moments of fun and excitement. That is our main goal. And that is what Meta Illusions pledges to our clients. And our magicians did just that for Singapore Grand Prix, with huge success!

Our magicians were also performing alongside with the Co-founder of Meta Illusions, Alexander Yuen, at the F1 event. He too, was showcasing his remarkable work on digital magic down at the various luxurious suites at Paddock Club. What better way to complement the event than Ipad magic!!

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Our magicians had great fun and so did the crowd who were there at the event throughout the weekend. We hope that those reading this article have had a wonderful weekend as well!

Cheers!

Team Meta Illusions.

Anderson and Yu Ji are professional magicians, working with Meta Illusions to deliver high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

Last night performing at VLV

Awesome bar located at VLV with drinks, and a live band. Exactly the place I have been dreaming to perform at!

I arrived half an hour earlier to set up my equipment and had a great chat with the manager. He told me the response from our magic has been great for the past few weeks that we have been performing here. There was also an awesome band performing live music for the customers to enjoy!

The crowd at VLV had people from many countries, from China to Thailand to Vietnam!

So I approached the first table with the Thailand customers. After showing them some magic, they were so impressed! One of them was in awe when an X appeared on his hand without me going anywhere near him.

They even asked to take a group photo together!

They even asked to take a group photo together!

You can see from their shocked faces that they thoroughly enjoyed my magic.

You can see from their shocked faces that they thoroughly enjoyed my magic.

Man who who could not believe his eyes when a ball appeared from this clothing

Man who who could not believe his eyes when a ball appeared from this clothing

After performing for around an hour past, I thanked the manager who was genuinely happy for giving us the opportunity to perform here for the past few weeks! Really looking forward to come back to this place to showcase my magic again!

Check out Yu Ji performing at VLV that day and also other casual events!

 

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Yu Ji is an up and coming semi-professional magician doing close-up performances and stage acts suitable for corporate events, casual events and even carnivals/funfairs. For further inquiries, do contact info@metaillusions.com