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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

When Magic meets YuLi Jewellery

Last week, our magicians at Meta Illusions had the opportunity of performing their brand of classy magic in collaboration with The Peak Magazine, Maybank as well as YuLi Jewellery. Having understood that magic adds tremendous value not only to their jewellery exhibition but also to the amazing entertainment that is prepared specially for the wonderful audience down at VLV, Clarke Quay. What better way to complement luxurious jewellery than exquisite and fine magic for the evening.

The main highlight of the show was a specially customized and designed iPad magic segment performed and conceptualized by the Co-founder of Meta illusions, Asia’s Top iPad magician, Alexander Yuen. He mezmerized the crowd by creating the perfect illusion; Alexander materialized a real physical diamond necklace from the screen of an iPad. Not only was this astounding in effect, combining jewellery with digital magic created a profound sense of elegance, perfection and luxury that no ordinary exhibition can provide. The performance for the evening was extremely well received; it is our motto at Meta Illusions to provide top-class quality magic to suit the needs of our clients whenever the opportunity arises.

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Watch Alexander in action as he successfully enters the mind of his subject and read his thoughts with the use of his iPad.

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Moreover, another magician of ours Anderson, also had the opportunity of showing the crowd his art on magic. Watch as he amazes Ms. Josephine with his magic!

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Our magicians were also featured on The Peak Magazine!

Have a look at the article here: The Peak Premier Dinner with Maybank Private Wealth at VLV

We are glad that our clients were extremely happy and satisfied with our performance. If you would like to add value to your luxury brand event, why not experience it for yourself too? Drop us an email and we will astound you!

Team Meta Illusions signing off~

Alexander and Anderson 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

Digital Magic meets Hong Kong’s NTT Communications

This month, I was able to showcase my brand of classy and innovative digital iPad magic to the management and employees and NTT Communications’ corporate lunch event! This event was focussed upon embracing disruptive technologies (especially in the security aspect). The company adamantly believed that their image and perception of technology is best represented by my brand of iPad magic! What a great honour it is for me to be regarded by them as one of the best digital magicians both within Asia and around the world. In fact, the client wanted to book me on the month of December back in 2016, however, I was unfortunately unavailable. Yet despite the odds, they still insisted on acquiring my service as an iPad magician because they said that they only want to hire the best. I was extremely touched by their gesture.

So I packed my bags and booked a flight together with my crew Elijah, as well as our newest member on our team, Anderson. It is truly a privilege to be able to fly abroad with them!

The crowd during the event was highly pleasant and enthusiastic. Their reactions during the performance were good and they definitely enjoyed the moment when I produced an actual sized bowling ball from a large sketch pad.

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Moreover, the service and hospitality provided by our clients were first-class. We treated each other with great respect and at that moment during the event, we were not bonded simply by a business transaction, but rather, by something more. They even had a green room prepared for us before the show. It was a great pleasure performing for NTT Communications and I hope that they enjoyed by performance. In fact, the clients, of whom hired my services for this event told me that the show was worth the wait!

Apart from the show, I had a great time exploring the streets of Hong Kong with my team! We visited quite a number of cool and quirky cafes that sold some pretty delicious local food.

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My team and I also scaled Hong Kong’s very own Victoria Peak! The scene was breath-taking and the trip was definitely a memorable one!

I would love to go back to Hong Kong once more and maybe spread my love for magic abroad other international boundaries as well! Alexander signing off!!!

 

Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by technological companies to do their launches due to his skill in combining technology with magic.

For any enquiries, do contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

A Day of Magic at the National Vertical Marathon 2017!

Last weekend, our team of dedicated magicians went down to South Beach Tower to perform for the wonderful and pleasant crowd for this year’s National Vertical Marathon 2017. The atmosphere was superbly energetic; there were numerous game-booths installed for every; there were also live performances on stage to add on to the colour and contours of the event. Yet, what better way to entertain the crowd than the use of marvellous close-up roving magic!!!

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Though drenched with sweat and plagued by fatigue from the tedious climb, our brand of close-up magic not only enlivened the mood of the event, it brought much fun and entertainment to many, both young and old alike. Here we see our charismatic magician, Yu Ji, enchants his audience with his amazing and visual magic!

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Close-up magic is a fantastic addition to any event. Here our brilliant and entertaining magician, Edward astounds his crowd thoroughly to the point where they all asked him for a Wefie and Selfie!

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Check out the amazing reactions of the audiences above!

Close-up magic is highly intimate and interactive. The wonders that our magicians have presented during this event have seen much laughter and smiles! Our magicians enjoyed this event as much as anyone else!! We hope to be there again next year again!

Meta Illusions delivers high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, casual events and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

An interesting evening performing for SK Lubricants Yubase

On the 16th of May, I was invited by SK Lubricants Yubase to perform Close-Up Magic for their corporate dinner at Conrad Centennial Hotel. SK Lubricants is a Korea-based company which produces lubricant oil. I was honored to be performing alongside one of the established magicians in Singapore, Adeline Ng.

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Just as I reached Conrad Centennial, I was amazed at how beautiful the hotel was with great décor and the ambience felt great!

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When the second dish was served, Adeline and I begin performing for the guests. As I approached the first table and introduced myself as a magician, their eyes beamed wide opened and were excited to witness live close up magic in front of their very eyes.

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Man who did not believe in magic at first soon had his perspective changed when I made an object magically teleport into his hands. Even words could not be used to describe his astonished reaction!

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When I played a game of 3 card Monte with the guests, one of them got so frustrated he even exclaimed, “You should be working as a dealer in casino, I will never want to play cards with you!”

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After performing an hour of Close-Up Magic, I received a round of a applause from the last table and took my leave. The client was happy that the guests were extremely entertained and I thanked her for inviting me to perform for SK Yubase Lubricants!

Check out the video below to see the great reactions!

Yu Ji is an up and coming Professional magician doing street shows, close-up performances and stage acts. For further inquiries, do contact info@metaillusions.com

International Show in Intercontinental Saigon Vietnam for Experian!

In April, Meta Illusions received a contract to perform in Ho Chi Minh city for Experian’s annual sales conference on the 21st of April 2017. The company had requested for 4 magicians to perform for their event, Experian’s annual sales conference. It is an international event whereby members from all over the region will come to discuss about their company’s sales of the annual year. The team consisting of, Alexander Y., Yu Ji, Elijah and Edward were chosen to perform for this show.

Looking Suave before the show starts!

Looking Suave before the show starts!

The 4 of them arrived on the 21st April in the morning, and headed straight to our hotel, Hong V2. It was their virgin trip to Vietnam, hence they decided to have a taste of local Vietnamese Pho. After experiencing the true Vietnam spices from a local restaurant named Mon Hue, they then retreated back to the comfort of their queen sized beds to rest up and rejuvenate for the show in the evening.

Bánh mì from the restaurant!

Bánh mì from the restaurant!

As evening arrived, Meta Illusions way to Saigon Intercontinental to perform! They were an hour earlier, so Alexander Y. chatted up with the client and she was excited to see them performing for EXPERIAN.

When the guests started arriving, Edward took the lead and showcased his magic with coins to the group of guests! A woman was utterly lost for words when he was able to penetrate the ring through his fingers! She even exclaimed “oh my, this is too fast for my eyes!”

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When the room was filled as the guests started swarming in, they began to roam around to perform for the guests of EXPERIAN. Elijah proceeded to perform his niche magic, with a deck of playing cards! With the spectator holding on to the deck of playing cards the whole time, he made the spectators card jumped to the top. The three girls couldn’t believe their eyes he made 2 cards that both spectators chose fuse into one!

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Asia’s top iPad magician Alexander Y. was also there at the scene to amaze the audiences with his beautifully crafted iPad magic! He wowed the crowd when he turned a deck of cards into the block of glass!

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Yu Ji also performed his rope magic that day, where he was able to cut a single piece of rope without using a pair of scissors and also restoring it back to one with just a blow! He then finished his set off with his coin magic where he was able to make coins jump into spectator’s hand without even going close to them!

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After performing an hour of close-up magic, Meta Illusions decided to take their leave after getting amazing feedback from the audiences and also the event organizer!

Looking forward to come back to Vietnam to perform!

Meta Illusions delivers high-quality magic shows for restaurants, corporations, MNCs and other businesses. For more information, contact info@metaillusions.com

A Royal Evening aboard the Royal Albatross

It was 8pm in the evening and I was at Sentosa Island’s berth, awaiting for the Royal Albatross to dock. I was hired to perform magic aboard one of the most exquisite super yachts in the waters nearby Keppel Harbor—The Royal Albatross. This 4 masted 22-flagged tall ship was beautiful, and as it docked, the jazz music from the ship encompassed the berth.

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The guests had just arrived from the ship’s signature sunset sail, whereby the ship leaves the port at 6pm, sailing in the sea, while the diners enjoy their dinner on the deck as they watch the beautiful sun set. More information can be found on their website here. As I got on the ship, I was greeted by the friendly crew and was introduced by the emcee aboard the ship. Emi, the lady who contacted me, was extremely personable and glad to have me aboard.

 

I got prepared and brought my props onto the bow of the ship, on netting that was 10 metres above the sea water! After setting up, I began my opening act, starting out by asking everyone to observe what I was about to do very carefully. As this was happening, the ship rocked gently from the waves of the sea, and the cooling evening breeze set the tone of the luxurious evening.

 

At the end of the opening act, I proceeded to the bunks to store my stage props away. The interior of the ship was perfectly carpeted, matching the colors of the wooden walls and ambient lighting. The bunks had purple-blue lights around the beds, accompanied by beautiful silk décor and each had an individual toilet. After keeping my props, I proceeded back up to start my roving magic.

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I began this segment with a couple, by which were celebrating the husband’s birthday. They were delighted to have a magician aboard, and even told me that they really enjoyed my opening act! Thrilled, I performed a special birthday card trick for them. I then went to various other tables on the deck, performing for couples, families and groups of friends as they enjoyed the wonderful evening weather.

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Eventually, I had finished performing for all the guests left aboard the Royal Albatross both upstairs and downstairs. As they left the ship with smiles on their faces, I knew I had given them a magical experience indeed. I then thanked Emi for having me aboard, and after performing for her and the crew, packed up and took one last picture at the berth.

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Edward 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.

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 

Entertaining Guests at VLV (International Women's Day)

Great Evening Performing at VLV!

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On Wednesday, the 8th of March, I was called to perform for VLV, a restaurant/lounge located in Clarke Quay. It is next to Attica, one of Singapore’s most happening clubs, and I had a great time performing for many groups of friends and some families.

I began the night by performing for a couple located near to the entrance. They said that they were just chilling by the Singapore River, and even pointed out that they enjoyed my magic too!

I then moved from table to table, performing more and more magic. It so happened, that that day was international women’s day, and I had come prepared. I managed to perform some very interesting effects, designed especially for this day. Everyone was laughing continuously as I made a pen penetrate their selected card!

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I also made my way around, and performed for a few more couples. It was heartwarming to see so many people having a good Wednesday evening spending time with the people they love.

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At my last table, I performed for a group of foreigners. There was a Canadian and 2 Belgians! In my first trick, one of them tried to sneak out a card, and was caught. However, I bamboozled them hard when that same card floated in the air!

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It was indeed a great night performing at VLV, and I would definitely do it again. Happy International Women’s Day!

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We will be performing every Wednesday Night at VLV for the month of March! Join Meta Illusions and be amazed on Ladies Night!

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Edward 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.