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.

Customized Close up Magic

Restylane Customized Close up Magic

  • Event: Restylane Conference Cocktail reception – August 29 – 150 guests
  • Venue: Marina Bay Sands
  • Package:  Roving – Close Up Magic


Restylane is a range of facial treatments and products produced by the Swiss biotechnology company Galderma. The company introduced during the conference and workshop a new product. My job was to entertain their clients, during the after work cocktail reception. To tailor the show to the client I produced the product (about the size of a beer bottle) as part of the customized close up magic performance.

Close-up magic entertainment

Close-up Magic Entertainment

  • Event: Office opening party – July 28
  • Venue: OpenText Office
  • Package: Close-up Magic – 90 guests

OpenText   is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). They recently moved  office and as part of the opening ceremony I provided close-up magic entertainment for their guests and employees.

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Close up magic performance

Close up magic Performance – Campbell Johnston Clark

  • Event: Company Cocktail event for Top Clients – July 21
  • Venue: Office Campbell Johnston Clark
  • Package: Close up Magic – 60 guests

Campbell Johnston Clark is a law firm specializing in shipping and founded by 3 former partners from a leading practice in the industry. I met one of the owners Julian Clark at the Grand Hyatt Brunch  a while ago and he hired me for a close up magic performance at an office party. He has actually 2 careers one as a lawyer and as a musician. He plays in a band called Love Street you can check it out here .

Close-up magician Sephora event

Close-up magician Sephora event

  • Event: Company party – June 23
  • Venue: Sofietel Sentosa
  • Package: Close-Up Magic – 130 guests

Sephora is a French chain of cosmetics stores. They engaged my services as close-up magician to perform for their employees during the cocktail hour.

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Private Party – Strolling Magic

Strolling Magic at Private Party

  • Event: Private Party – June 18
  • Venue: Condominium
  • Package: Strolling Magic – 60 guests

On June 18 I performed strolling magic at  a private party. The guest were an international mixture of people from the UK, Singapore, India, South Africa and Ireland. This was a real fun performance and the reactions were awesome. Here an excerpt from an email I received after the  performance:

Dear Stefan

It was a pleasure meeting you and thank you for doing such a great job on Saturday.

We have had masses of feedback from our guests and they almost all mention you and how much they enjoyed your show. We (and our guests) were very very pleased with everything you did.

The most common comment was that people were amazed at how you performed magic right in front of their eyes when they were so close to you, and watching your every move. And yet they still had no idea how you did it.

Thank you for helping to make our evening a success. We will definitely recommend you.


Close-Up magic at Singapore Conference

Close-up magic ITIC Conference

Event: Cocktail event – June 13
Venue: Parkroyal on Pickering
Package: Close-up Magic – Audience: 150

The Voyageur Group engaged to perform  close-up magic for the participants of the ITIC – International Travel & Health Insurance Conference. The cocktail event was at the pool area on the 5th floor.  Great audience, I met people from at least 15 different countries.

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Roving magic at Barclays event

June 2 I was engaged by Barclays to perform roving magic for their client and Staff. Barclays has engaged my services multiple time over the past years. The event was at a new bar called Smoke & Mirrors at the National Gallery Singapore. I guess the hired me since the name fits perfect for a roving magic performance. It is all done with Smoke & Mirrors and the sleeves of course… 😉

The National Gallery is definitely worth a visit, additional sightseeing tips you can find in the article 100 Best Things to do in Singapore.