Three Shell Game

Three Shell Game at the Raffles Hotel

  • Event: Schneider Electric Conference Conference Dinner – September 26 – 150 guests
  • Venue: Raffles Hotel
  • Package:  Three Shell Game Demonstration

The shell game (also known as Thimblerig, Three shells and a pea, the old army game) is demoed as a gambling game, but in reality, when a wager for money is made, it is almost always a swindle to get your money. The shell game dates back at least to Ancient Greece and is still played in the bigger Cities all over the world.

I have used the game/trick in my close-up shows before but it requires a table and in cocktail setting I never bring one. At the reception I was allocated a fixed spot and I only did this trick during the evening. Since the game is known by almost anyone it is a great conversation starter. No matter who your audience is, almost always you have someone who has lost money in the game.

If you ever see a guy on streets moving three matchbox drawers, bottle caps, walnut shells etc. around stay away and what it from a distance.



Magic Performance

Magic Performance – IATA Conference

  • Event: IATA Conference Cocktail reception – September 22 – 180 guests
  • Venue: Raffles Hotel
  • Package:  Close-Up Magic

IATA  is the International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world’s airlines. They support aviation with global standards for airline safety, security, efficiency and sustainability. I was booked to do a 2 hour close up magic performance entertaining the guests during dinner and cocktails. I was working together with Adam Chua, who is probably the best Caricature artist in Singapore.

Close-up Magician – World Drug Safety Congress

Close-Up magician – World Drug Safety Congress

Most of September I spent in Germany on vacation visiting family and friends. I also had a couple of performance lined up. One  was in Munich doing close up magic and a short stage presentation at a congress. It has been a while that I have a done a performance in my home country. Luckily this was an international congress and I had to perform in English.