This text is usually to introduce magicians and magic fanatics on the abundant background of magic in Singapore. It honours the noteworthy achievements, prominence and importance of local magicians within the previous and present.
The start of recent Magic in Singapore
It can be the final consensus that present day magic in Singapore (write-up Environment War two) began with the late-Ng Bo
Oen AKA The Great Wong. Info on nearby magic pre-war is extremely scarce. The sole info located has actually been on The good Wong undertaking at the New Globe Amusement Park (then Found at Kitchener Road) inside the 1930s.
The Great Wong was born in 1908 in Shanton, a town of the Guangdong Province, China and immigrated to Singapore in 1933. He was the one professional magician of his magicien Lyon time in Singapore and executed throughout South East Asia. He was noted for his sharp stage magic, Linking Rings regimen and Sword Basket illusion. He was also an authority craftsman who developed all of his props by hand. He experienced the present of working out the mechanics and methodology of magic props and fabricating them from scratch.
In 1962, The nice Wong produced a substantial contribution towards the Intercontinental magic community by publishing his renowned linking rings regimen with English script published by Tudor Brock. Davenports Magic in London distributes his manuscript to date. In 1982, he was invited with the Federation Internationale des Societes Magiques (FISM) to complete with the 15th Environment Congree of Magic in Lausanne, Switzerland.
(For more information on The good Wong; refer to ‘The nice Wong Tale’ in The Worldwide Brotherhood of Magicians Singapore Ring a hundred and fifteen The Quantum Ring Golden Jubilee Problem)
Another regional magician who was instrumental in developing contemporary magic in Singapore in the course of the beginning was the late-Tan Hock Chuan. He was a teacher by profession but carried out for annual Exclusive functions, charity exhibits and private functions. He was (and even now is) internationally known for his magical inventions. His results and ideas are still marketed dealer products nowadays and happen to be released in many publications (of that time) such as Gen, Spinx, Pentagram, New Pentagram, Swami Mantra, Abracadabra and even Tarbell’s Course in Magic. He’s the very first Asian magician to receive the Spinx Award (1936-37)
Each The Great Wong and Tan Hock Chuan ended up crucial influences to most of the 1st generation of Singapore fashionable-magicians which have paved the way for future generations.