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Esplanade Presents: If You Can Imagine - iPad Theatrical Magic Show (10 Fun Facts)

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Esplanade Presents: If You Can Imagine - iPad Theatrical Magic Show (10 Fun Facts)

From “If You Can Imagine” - Miser’s Dream

From “If You Can Imagine” - Miser’s Dream

If You Can Imagine plays for its final 2 runs for Esplanade this coming Sunday (2nd June) at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

The previous run last Sunday was received with fantastic reception from laypeople, magicians and people in the arts.

From “If You Can Imagine” - Starry Night

From “If You Can Imagine” - Starry Night

Here are 10 fun facts about the show:

  1. Total number of iPads used in this show is 5. Alexander owns 6 iPad Pros, 2 iPad Minis, 3 iPhones and 1 iPad Air.

  2. The concept of this show to Esplanade was shared in the early 2018, but because Flipside festival went for a revamp in 2018, they did not have any magic acts involved. The whole discussion from concept to reality took 1 year and 6 months.

  3. Alexander’s Virtual x Reality (2015) was his first magic performance under Esplanade’s programming. Thereafter, Flipside had magic consecutively from 2016 and 2017, and stopped in 2018. And Alexander’s If You Can Imagine and Elephant in the Room is the first magic performances after the refresh.

  4. In the act, “The Three Kingdoms”, Alexander uses 2 lighters for the same type of magic effect, one at the start where he was recounting on his lonely childhood and one at the finale of his performance where he found peace. This is a subtle addition to hint that though the magic was the same, the effect it had on him was different.

  5. In the original ending of “If You Can Imagine”, Alexander would sit on his chair, and die. But after much discussion, it was modified because it needed a “family-friendly” ending.

  6. The first version of the opening act, “Miser’s Dream”, debut in Saudi Arabia’s Cisco Connect Conference in 2016. Back then it only used 1 iPad. In this current rendition, it uses 4 iPads.

  7. In his closing piece, except for the psychologist, Alexander refers to his actual friends when he talks of a lawyer who wants to be a musician, a doctor that wants to be a painter and a psychologist who wants to just do magic. The psychologist is a subtle reference to himself.

  8. The inspiration for Alexander’s “Starry Night” is a subtle homage to Alexander’s favorite book, “The Little Prince”. He makes 3 subtle reference of it in that act. The first is where he used an imagery close to the The Little Prince’s Planet and the other 2 is for you to find out :)

  9. In totality, Alexander took 2 months of programming the 5 acts that involved the iPad. He then took another 1.5 months for rehearsals.

  10. In his 4th Act called “Society”, Alexander laments about Society telling him to “Stop living in his mom’s basement and doing magic” was an actual thing that was said to him on a dinner date who found out that he was doing magic for a living. Despite knowing that Alexander has a Master’s Degree from NUS, she decided to scoff at him for simply doing what he loves.

  11. (Bonus Fact) Alexander will have to change his 2nd Act “Cocktails of Imagination” to another act for this coming Sunday’s performance because of NEA regulations that does not allow him to distribute unsealed drinks. But he promises that another act of the same theme will be replacing it.

Alexander will play again this Sunday, 2nd June

Venue: Esplanade- Concourse

Time: 6.30pm and 7.30pm

Hope to see you there!


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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is known for his storytelling and magic, allowing him to not just capture the eyes of the audience, but also their hearts. In his (little to negligible) free time, he enjoys films by Christopher Nolan, Spike Jones and Makoto Shinkai. The best feeling one can give is to give his/her audience the satisfaction of realization and everything is illuminated.

Want more information about Esplanade' Presents’ performances? Contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Thailand Pattaya: iPad Magic for Mitsubishi Warriors!

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Thailand Pattaya: iPad Magic for Mitsubishi Warriors!

iPad Magic Asia Tour

The last leg of my iPad Magic Asia Tour brought me to Thailand, Pattaya where I got to perform for the agents of Mitsubishi India.

It was truly a delight to be flown to Thailand for my magic.

Alexander Yuen Bangkok iPad Magician

One of the amazing discoveries doing international performances is to find out that the different cultures react differently to magic. I was quick to adapt and that enabled me to successfully engage the audiences with my magic.

iPad Magician Asia Bangkok Alexander Y

It was a truly amazing night with great entertainment and magic! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and the stay at the wonderful resort too!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. Having a diverse international portfolio, Alexander is able to engage guests of all age and cultures

Got a story to tell? Contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Truly Singaporean Brand: TWG's Anniversary Party

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Truly Singaporean Brand: TWG's Anniversary Party

I have always held TWG in high regards because they are the case study I would study in my Marketing 101 when I was an undergrad. A truly Singaporean brand, shining across the world, internationally. What a dream if I could one day be like them!

Back to the event, the event was held in Zouk, amd TWG had their extravagant anniversary party last week where I was invited to perform.

The guests consisted of theco-founders in TWG, Mr Taha Bouqdib, Ms Maranda Barnes and Mr Rith Aum-Stievenard. Also present was the CEO of OSIM Mr Ron Sim. It was a delight to be able to present my iPad Magic for them and their colleagues.

TWG Singapore Magician

At the end of the performance, Mr Taha Bouqdib came by to tell me that it was a great show and everyone loved it! It was a great moment to be affirmed by someone of such affluence.

Thereafter I unbashingly asked for a selfie with him which he happily obliged to.

TWG Taha Bouqdib iPad Magician

The night was made even greater when I left the club and bumped into Mr Ron Sim. He then also told me that he really enjoyed the show :)

Alexander Yuen iPad Magician TWG

It was a wonderful night to be able to perform my iPad Magic and soak in the presence of a great Singaporean success story!

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. He enjoys his tea every now and then with clotted cream and scones.

Got a story to tell? Contact him at alexander@ipadmagician.org

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iPad Magic in India: Suzuki International Distributors Conference

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iPad Magic in India: Suzuki International Distributors Conference

I was booked in September to present my brand of unique magic to the Suzuki International Distributors. The conference housed top management personnel from all around the world. It was a marvelous event held in the gorgeous JW Marriott Aerocity, Delhi. 

Asia iPad Magician in India

The hotel was beautiful with amazing facilities, but what was more captivating was the ballroom itself. There was an LED wall which was used as a backdrop against my performance. 

LED Wall iPad Magician

Watch this showreel for a taste of the iPad Digital Magic in India:

After the stage show, I then went and mingle among the crowd, presenting my iPad Magic close up. The crowd responded very well to the visual iPad Magic. A large part of the captivation from the iPad Magic stems from the fact that it incorporates technology and magic to create a visual magical experience that is different from other forms of magic.

Also, I made use of the Suzuki branding and logos as part of the magic routines. This was wildly popular with the audience.

Amazing special guests from France

Amazing special guests from France

Interactive and Captivating iPad Magic

It was a tremendously enjoyable event. It is always a pleasure to perform in India, lovely place with great hospitality.

Keen to have me at your international event?

Signing off,

Alexander Yuen

Asia's Top iPad Magician

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Luxury Time Piece: Roger Dubuis x Pirelli Watch Launch

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Luxury Time Piece: Roger Dubuis x Pirelli Watch Launch

Imagine the heat of the F1 race combined with the timeless charm of a luxurious time piece, what do you get?

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Roger Dubuis x Pirelli gives you a hint of that. Using the Pirelli tyres of the winning F1 car, Roger Dubuis crafted the finest combination of adventure and elegance.

iPad Magician Luxury Watch


I was invited on both occasions to showcase the watch in a novel way that would intrigue the guests and tempt them to have a hands on experience with it. Telling the story of how the winning tyres were used in the crafting of the watch, I made the watch appear out of the IPad.

iPad Magic Story telling

Alongside with this customized magic, I performed my other magic on the iPad as well as the night progressed.

Luxury Entertainment Posh Magic

The best part of this launch was that I was able to use my magic to effectively tell and curate the brand's story through the iPad. Doing that allows the guests to remember the brand and giving it a personality.

How would you tell a brand story?

Signing off,

Alexander Y

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Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! He is often sought after by clients who value the finer things in life. Booked by luxury brands all over the world, he is the choice of luxury entertainment.

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

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iPad Magic on Stage For Gala Dinner in Hong Kong

In January, Alexander and his team were specially flew to Hong Kong for a Gala dinner. This gala dinner was to celebrate the company's high growth in 2016. Which that in mind, they wanted a show that is never seen before as well as showcase their company.

iPad Magician Hong Kong

The crowd was immensely engaged by Alexander's sleek style of iPad Magic. They went wild when he "painted" the name of their company on his iPads.

Asia iPad Magician

After it was painted, Alexander changed it to their official logo and pulled it out. 

iPad Magic Logo Launch

This sequence was particularly enjoyable for the crowd because it fostered a strong sense of identity for them. Alexander was commended by the board of directors after the performance!

Hong Kong iPad Magician

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Alexander Yuen is Asia's Top iPad Magician. He is frequently booked internationally to design customized magic for his clients. His skills in programming the iPad sets him apart from peers in the industry. 

To book Alexander, drop us an email here!

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"The Key is Right Here" : Showcasing the 4 Pillars of Sky Premium (an iPad Magic Launch)

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"The Key is Right Here" : Showcasing the 4 Pillars of Sky Premium (an iPad Magic Launch)

A challenge that most marketeers face is that they run out of ideas to showcase a non-tangible product. For example, how do you showcase security? (See here!) How do you showcase a concierge service (read below!)

iPad Magician Asia

 

When I was consulted to design a sequence for Sky Premium, I too had some difficulties in trying to bring forth the ideas to life. Hence instead of focusing on what the company can do, I focused more on what their clients will experience. 

The four pillars of their services pertains to:

  1. Travel
  2. Wine and Dine
  3. Shopping
  4. Wellness

With this in mind, I brainstormed activities that are most associated with these pillars. Next I thought about the type of magic that would be most appropriate for this. 

Singapore iPad Magician

A specific request the client wanted was to connect my act to the next segment where the emcee would talk about the "Key" to "The Good Life". Bearing that in mind, I had to end with that tagline so that my act can segway seamlessly into the next. 

Enjoy the good life and check out the end result below!

Living the Good Life,

Alexander Y (Asia's Top iPad Magician)

 

Want to showcase your intangible services?

Hit me up: alexander@ipadmagician.org

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Entrepreneur Speaker at Tech Conference 2016

The journey of an entrepreneur can be a long, lonely and tiresome one. I've had friends who started out their business and gave up less than a year into it. 

Slush 2016 iPad Magician Illusionist


Most of the times, people only see the success part of it while overlooking the immense hardship one has to go through to get there. I was very fortunate to be able to share this journey of entrepreneurship at an innovation/tech conference held in Singapore called 2016 2016. 

It was quite stressful (as well as a privilege) to speak right after Hossan Leong. But I think it turned out quite okay, just a little rushed.

Tell me what you think! I come in after the 22 minute mark:

Actually, the content struck the hearts of many listeners. And I even got a Tech in Asia feature on the talk!

Alexander Yuen iPad Magician

Pretty neat!

Let me know what you think! I'd love to speak at your conference!

Drop me a text at info@metaillusions.com

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Long Service Award: DBS iPad Magic

With the current trend of job switching, it was quite heartening to be part of DBS' Long Service Award Ceremony. What a joy to perform for these employees who have worked for DBS for more than 20 odd years! (And I think there was also a guy who is being recognized for staying through for 35 years!)

iPad Magician Asia

I was booked to entertain the guests with my iPad Magic and I had special request to create an illusion on the iPad that would foster a sense of identity for the audiences.

Customized iPad Magic

It was a great crowd to perform for in the lovely Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. The great thing about performing magic on the iPad is that it is visual, colourful and immediately draws attention. My iPad Magic is also interactive which means that the audiences can participate actively in the magic. 

Asia iPad Magician

Even though the event is for the recognition of their Long Service Staff, the energy in the crowd was fantastic! The energy from both the junior and senior executives really brought live to the event.

Singapore iPad Magician

Keen on having me at your award ceremony?

Drop me an email here at info@metaillusions.com

Signing off,

Alexander Yuen

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iPad Magic on the News!

I had such a great time sharing about my Saudi Arabia engagement with Lian He Wan Bao last week.

I also designed a customized illusion with their mobile website.

Check out the featured video here!

Signing Off,
Alexander Yuen

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