How the Magic Came to Orlando

In 1962, The Great Wong made a Ruilkaarten commitment to the global enchantment local area by distributing his well known connecting rings routine with English content composed by Tudor Brock. Davenports Magic in London conveys his original copy to date. In 1982, he was welcomed by the Federation Internationale des Societes Magiques (FISM) to perform at the fifteenth World Congree of Magic in Lausanne, Switzerland.

(For more information on The Great Wong; allude to ‘The Great Wong Story’ in The International Brotherhood of Magicians Singapore Ring 115 The Quantum Ring Golden Jubilee Issue)

Another neighborhood performer who was instrumental in developing present day enchantment in Singapore during the start was the late-Tan Hock Chuan. He was an educator by calling yet performed for yearly extraordinary occasions, noble cause shows and private gatherings. He was (and still is) universally known for his mystical developments. His belongings and thoughts are as yet advertised vendor things today and have been distributed in innumerable distributions (of that time) like Gen, Spinx, Pentagram, New Pentagram, Swami Mantra, Abracadabra and surprisingly Tarbell’s Course in Magic. He is the main Asian entertainer to get the Spinx Award (1936-37)

Both The Great Wong and Tan Hock Chuan were significant impacts to a considerable lot of the original of Singapore present day performers who have prepared for people in the future.


It was solely after the conflict and during the British Military Administration that wizardry in Singapore started its ascent to where it is today. 1950 was the year that the Singapore Magician’s Club was framed by a gathering of beginner entertainers, containing English-instructed experts.

In 1951 the Singapore Magician’s Club accepted their sanction from The International Brotherhood of Magicians HQ in America and was from that point on was formally known as The International Brotherhood of Magicians Singapore Ring 115. Establishing individuals from the club around then included Tan Ewe Chee (President), Yeo Soon Kian, Lim Kim Tian, Lim Hap Hin, J.H Stafford, L.A Joseph, J.W Jackson (Vice-President) and Tan Hock Chuan (Secretary).

The 50’s brought forth Singapore’s original of present day performers. Other than the establishing individuals from the IBM Ring and The Great Wong (who joined the Ring in 1952 by greeting), some unmistakable original performers included Lim Hap Hin, Tan Choon Tee, Tan Bah Chee, Yeo Soon Kian and his understudy Michael Lim.

The Great Wong worked the main wizardry shop from his home cum display area/studio in Singapore at 255-A Jalan Besar where he sold his own carefully assembled props just as imported vendor things from Japan. (This home/shop was annihilated in a fire in Dec 1988 making him lose the majority of his books and props)


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