Singapore Magic Duo Set New Official World Magic Record of 15 Illusions Performed in 5 Minutes
Singapore - On 27 Jun 2009 at 9.40pm, Singapore celebrity magic duo, J C Sum & ’Magic Babe’ Ning set an official world record for “most number of grand illusions performed in 5 minutes” by presenting 15 illusions within the stipulated time period.
More than 3000 people turned up to witness history being made at the Central promenade by the iconic Singapore River. The outdoor event was entitled “The Impossible Record” and was the closing highlight of the Singapore River Festival 2009, organized by the Singapore Tourism Board.
The International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Singapore Book of Records officially adjudicated and endorsed the world record attempt. The record is the first ever magic record of any kind to be adjudicated by the Singapore Book of Records and is also in the process of being submitted to Guinness World Records.
The 15 illusions in 5 minutes saw the illusionists magically appear, vanish, teleport, exchange places, penetrate and dissect each other as well as produce a full-sized motorcycle. Time ran out just as the duo completed presenting their latest illusion, “360 Sawing”. In this one-of-a-kind illusion, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning was divided in half and the top half of her body was vertically rotated around her bottom half.
After the successful record attempt, J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning were presented with the official record certificate by the President of the Singapore Book of Records. The President of the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 115 also presented them with a special achievement award.
Since it was first announced one month ago, “The Impossible Record” has garnered wide mainstream interest from both the public and media. Multiple media outlets throughout the region and international magic news websites have reported on the world record act. Media that covered the event live included Channel News Asia, Today, Razor TV, Lianhe Zaobao, CTV (Taiwan), AXN, MagicSeen (U.K.) & OMY.sg.
At the end of the event, J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning revealed that they would be presenting another teleportation mega illusion in late-August 2009.
For more info on the magic duo’s upcoming projects, visit: www.jcsum.com
About J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning
In recent years, J C Sum & ’Magic Babe’ Ning have cemented themselves as Singapore’s celebrity magic duo. Channel News Asia highlighted that they represent “The New Faces of an Age-Old Art Form”.
Millions across Asia have seen their performances in live shows, high profile mega events and on television.
The duo currently stars in “Ultimate Magic” at The Arena in Clarke Quay, Singapore’s only magic tourist attraction endorsed by the Singapore Tourism Board. Info on tickets & promotions is available www.ultimatemagic.sg
Last Sept 2008, J C Sum & ’Magic Babe’ Ning teleported 3 spectators across the Singapore River in 2.5 seconds during the Singapore F1 GP Season in what Channel News Asia called "South East Asia’s Biggest Magic Event”.
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