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Female Magician’s Controversial Escape Stunt Teases World Record Illusion Act


Singapore - On 21 Jun 2009, Singapore’s only professional female magician & escape artist, ‘Magic Babe’ Ning successfully pulled off a legitimately dangerous escape act called “Inversion”, an extreme one-off version of her signature “Straight Jacket Striptease” act which she candidly describes as “Harry Houdini meets the Pussy Cat Dolls”.

The stunt saw “the sexiest women in magic” (MagicSeen) escape from a straight jacket while blindfolded, suspended upside down by her ankles high above the ground over a bed of steel spikes.

What made the escape unique was the fact that she did not be use any kind of safety device. Any mistake could have lead to a fatal fall onto the spikes. The choice of not using a safety line in the escape drew concern and criticism from friends, family, clients and peers from across the world.

Hundreds of anxious onlookers, fans, supporters and media filled the Central gallery (mall) to witness the extreme stunt.

For exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos of “Inversion”, visit

This escape stunt was a promotional teaser to the closing highlight of the Singapore River Festival 2009 that ‘Magic Babe’ Ning and partner, J C Sum, are helming this Saturday, 27 Jun 2009.

Entitled “The Impossible Record”, the magic duo is attempting to set a world record for “most number of grand illusions in 5 minutes” on 27 Jun 2009, 9.30pm at the Central Promenade by the Singapore River. They will be attempting a record-setting 15 grand illusions in 5 minutes.

The attempt will be officiated by the Singapore Book of Records and the International Brotherhood of Magicians (Singapore & U.S.A). The record is also being submitted to Guinness World Records.

“The Impossible Record” has garnered wide mainstream interest from both the public and media. Multiple media outlets throughout the region have reported on the event and will be covering the feat. International magic news websites have also reported on the event over the weeks. MagicSeen, U.K’s largest magic magazine, will also be flying down to cover the act as well.

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About The Illusionists

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

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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