Our guide to the best magicians in Singapore will add some major pizzazz to your next birthday party
Ready to take your child’s next birthday up a notch, mama? Did you know that Singapore is home to the world’s reigning top clown? Or that there are magicians out there who can entertain and delight kiddos as young as 2? Whether you want someone to pull a rabbit out of a hat, delight munchkins with juggling and clown antics, or even wow and entertain adults at a corporate function, be sure to check out our guide to the best magicians in Singapore.
A certified educator with over 20 years’ experience performing magic, Jason Tan is a HUGE hit with kiddos of all ages (including adults – he regularly appears at corporate functions as well!). He was even featured on the Mediacorp TV program Super Family as a mentor to an aspiring magician, and is a fixture on the Singapore charity circuit, raising money for organisations like Hair for Hope and the Children’s Cancer Fund. He’s also performed at Science Centre Singapore. His greatest hits at birthday parties include magic tricks and balloon sculpting – and he’ll even throw in (or pull out) a live rabbit free of charge!
How much: Birthday party packages start from $250
Offering customised birthday magic shows based on children’s ages (anywhere from 2 to 11), Captain Dazzle comes with massive bona fides: he’s a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians in the USA, has over 12 years’ experience performing full-time for kids, and won three gold medals AND was named ‘Best All Around Clown’ at this year’s World Clown Association convention! Captain Dazzle puts a unique spin on traditional magic shows with his delightful brand of physical comedy, juggling, puppetry and ventriloquism, though he can also bring in popular features like balloon sculpting, face painting and even a bouncy castle. We love that he also offers fun and interactive magic workshops for kids 8 and up; in fact, he even teaches Magic CCAs at both Canadian International School and Australian International School!
Captain Dazzle, Tel: (+65) 9366 7156, www.captaindazzle.com
With a team of experienced wizards on staff, E Magical Moment is a popular kids’ party planner that’s been around since 2009. While the magic show is of course the main event at any party, their magical birthday packages can also include balloon sculpting, face painting, caricatures and more. Magic shows are lively and vibrant, with music and lots of action, and of course the birthday boy or girl is always chosen to work closely alongside the magician and therefore become the star of the show!
How much: Magic show party packages start from $350
This all-encompassing kids’ party planner brings together some of Singapore’s best magicians, who can perform everything from the classic rabbit-out-of-a-hat (pictured) to educational science magic. Of course Happier is your one-stop shop when it comes to birthday party planning, so they can also provide outstanding face painters, balloon artists, decorations and fairy tale characters!
Joe Yu is a multi-award winning magician and illusionist. Joe is the original creator of the Live Animals magic and illusion show in Singapore (since year 2001). Their dazzling array of magical entertainment features well trained birds (AVA licensed), grand champion and show breed rabbits. LED light illusions, fire effects, bubbles, flashy costumes, and other high technology props such as the World’s First Magical Animatronic Talking Little Tree, theatrical LED and 3D cartoon backdrops which provide a great photo-taking session with the animals.
The Magic of Joe Yu is a fab entertainer for birthday parties of all ages and his show has been seen by many international celebrities and royalty alike.
Professional, reliable and reasonably priced, The Magic of Joe Yu has a 100% Money Back Guarantee policy. It is “the best, most powerful and elaborate magic show in Singapore” after all!
Fancy a magician that’s a hit with celebs? Markson is always kept on the rosters of famous kids for party entertainment and have performed for 350 events annually, from birthday parties to shopping mall events, carnivals and even on international cruise ships. His impossible illusions with (AVA-licensed) live trained birds and rabbits are hard to look away from, especially with the unique combination of LED lights, special effects, comedy and animatronics! Complete with other popular services such as bouncy castles, balloon twisting, face painting, popcorn, candy floss and exciting games, Magic of Markson will be perfect for your kid’s next party.
Parents rave about magician Jasper, whose 60-minute show has wowed kids of all ages. Party Empire has served more than 120,000 clients, with birthday party packages that include balloon sculpting, interactive games and cake cutting in addition to the super popular magic show.
How much: Party packages start from $359
This Singapore-based events planner specialises in children’s entertainment, and is headed up by full-time magician Donovan (no last name required!), who oversees a dedicated team of passionate entertainers. Donovan is a multi-award-winning magician who can perform for anywhere from 15 to 500 children! (He’s performed for plenty of adult audiences, too, including at weddings and corporate events.) Besides popular kids’ party features like balloon sculpting, face painting and glitter tattoos, Party Heart can go above and beyond with bouncy castles, popcorn, candy floss and even cuddly mascots!
How much: Party packages start from $330
Having been on the kids’ party scene for 10 year, The Party Room’s award-winning team has got you covered for any event; in addition to offering creative crafts, games, and themed parties, they can even help you out with kids’ furniture rental! They’ve got TWO magicians on staff as well: Ha Ha the Clown and Illusionary Aaron. Both are all about audience participation and getting kiddos involved, and are equally adept with balloon sculpting as well!
How much: Party packages start at $350
Brought to you in partnership with Jason Tan Magic, E Magical Moment, Happier Singapore, Party Heart, Jelly Bean Party, Party Heart, The Party Room and Star Dazzle Concepts