On Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 at 9:30pm, the
Singapore Tourism Board will close the 9-day long Singapore River
Festival with a world record magic act held at Central Promenade
by the Singapore River.
Set to a countdown timer in front of an expected
audience of 5000 people, two illusionists will attempt to perform
a world record-setting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.
Grand illusions are defined as large-scale
stage magic acts that involve physicality and usually utilize, but
not limited to, large props. Sleight of hand acts, card tricks,
magic with birds or handkerchiefs do not constitute as grand
The one-off spectacular is aptly entitled “The Impossible Record” and will be adjudicated by the Singapore
Book of Records and the International Brotherhood of Magicians
(Singapore & U.S.A).
The record is the first ever magic record
of any kind to be adjudicated by the Singapore Book of Records and is also being submitted to Guinness World Records.
illusionists selected to helm this act are local celebrity magic
duo, J C Sum & 'Magic Babe' Ning.
Last September, the pair
magically teleported 3 people across the Singapore River in 2.5 seconds
for the inaugural Singapore River Festival in what Channel News
Asia called “South East Asia’s Biggest Magic Event”.
illusion was a huge success that led to the duo being invited
back by STB for this year’s Singapore River Festival.
Impossible Record”, J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning will be making
themselves appear, vanish, teleport, exchange places, dissect
their bodies, pass through solid objects, making a motorcycle
appear, and much more in this physically and mentally challenging
feat of attempting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.
J C Sum & 'Magic
Babe' Ning have taken 3 years to master the 15 illusions that will
be presented. Each illusion took approximately 120 hours of
rehearsal. They have been training for this event since early-Mar
2009 when they were first contacted by STB for the event.
Dutch illusionist, Hans Klok, who presented 10 illusions in 5
minutes last year during a TV studio recording, set the current
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