July 3 I was hired to do close up magic for an hour at the ICMAT conference at the Raffles City convention Center. In my job you meet a lot of other performers. This was the first time I came across a snake charmer. His name is Mohd Yusof and he is the only one Singapore. He has been in the business for over 30 years and had a lot of interesting stories to share about his gigs and the people he met. He learned the craft from his Dad. He actually has a real King Cobra in his shows and when he pulled it out on stage at the conference he had the audience in stitches. He said it is still a baby but the critter was already about 3.5 m long. After his stage show you could take pictures with him and the snakes. Not with the cobra… the snake on the picture is a python I think.