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Esplanade Presents: "If You Can Imagine" (10 Fun Facts)

“If You Can Imagine” - 2nd June


TIME: 6.30PM AND 7.30PM

From “If You Can Imagine” - Miser’s Dream

From “If You Can Imagine” - Miser’s Dream

If You Can Imagine plays for its final 2 runs for Esplanade this coming Sunday (2nd June) at 6.30pm and 7.30pm.

The previous run last Sunday was received with fantastic reception from laypeople, magicians and people in the arts.

From “If You Can Imagine” - Starry Night

From “If You Can Imagine” - Starry Night

Here are 10 fun facts about the show:

  1. Total number of iPads used in this show is 5. Alexander owns 6 iPad Pros, 2 iPad Minis, 3 iPhones and 1 iPad Air.

  2. The concept of this show to Esplanade was shared in the early 2018, but because Flipside festival went for a revamp in 2018, they did not have any magic acts involved. The whole discussion from concept to reality took 1 year and 6 months.

  3. Alexander’s Virtual x Reality (2015) was his first magic performance under Esplanade’s programming. Thereafter, Flipside had magic consecutively from 2016 and 2017, and stopped in 2018. And Alexander’s If You Can Imagine and Elephant in the Room is the first magic performances after the refresh.

  4. In the act, “The Three Kingdoms”, Alexander uses 2 lighters for the same type of magic effect, one at the start where he was recounting on his lonely childhood and one at the finale of his performance where he found peace. This is a subtle addition to hint that though the magic was the same, the effect it had on him was different.

  5. In the original ending of “If You Can Imagine”, Alexander would sit on his chair, and die. But after much discussion, it was modified because it needed a “family-friendly” ending.

  6. The first version of the opening act, “Miser’s Dream”, debut in Saudi Arabia’s Cisco Connect Conference in 2016. Back then it only used 1 iPad. In this current rendition, it uses 4 iPads.

  7. In his closing piece, except for the psychologist, Alexander refers to his actual friends when he talks of a lawyer who wants to be a musician, a doctor that wants to be a painter and a psychologist who wants to just do magic. The psychologist is a subtle reference to himself.

  8. The inspiration for Alexander’s “Starry Night” is a subtle homage to Alexander’s favorite book, “The Little Prince”. He makes 3 subtle reference of it in that act. The first is where he used an imagery close to the The Little Prince’s Planet and the other 2 is for you to find out :)

  9. In totality, Alexander took 2 months of programming the 5 acts that involved the iPad. He then took another 1.5 months for rehearsals.

  10. In his 4th Act called “Society”, Alexander laments about Society telling him to “Stop living in his mom’s basement and doing magic” was an actual thing that was said to him on a dinner date who found out that he was doing magic for a living. Despite knowing that Alexander has a Master’s Degree from NUS, she decided to scoff at him for simply doing what he loves.

  11. (Bonus Fact) Alexander will have to change his 2nd Act “Cocktails of Imagination” to another act for this coming Sunday’s performance because of NEA regulations that does not allow him to distribute unsealed drinks. But he promises that another act of the same theme will be replacing it.



TIME: 6.30PM AND 7.30PM


Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is known for his storytelling and magic, allowing him to not just capture the eyes of the audience, but also their hearts. In his (little to negligible) free time, he enjoys films by Christopher Nolan, Spike Jones and Makoto Shinkai. The best feeling one can give is to give his/her audience the satisfaction of realization and everything is illuminated.

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Customized Mentalism and iPad Magic in Colombo

Recently I was booked again for an overseas trip to Sri Lanka for the Young Presidents’ Organisation Handover Event. This is the first stop of many for my iPad Magic- Asia tour.

iPad Magician Alexander Yuen Asia Tour

My team and I were housed in the vibrant and exquisite Hilton Hotel Colombo for the night. The food and the ambiance, alongside comfy accommodations were all perks of being an international illusionist. It is always a blessing to be able to travel and showcase my artistic work.

iPad Mentalist Alexander Yuen

Showtime was in the evening.  I took the stage and performed a short segment of customized mentalism that captivated the audience. This customized piece of magic was designed to showcase the theme of the event where the outgoing committee hands over to the new incoming committee. I designed it in such a way where it will involve everyone in the audience and the final revelation is a nice surprise.

See the video below for yourself!


I was also requested to perform mind-blowing mentalism at the cocktail reception. You can see the audiences being enthralled by his amazing performance.

Mentalist Alexander Yuen Colombo

After the walkaround set of mentalism, I was then requested for my specialty of iPad Magic. 

iPad Magician Alexander Yuen

After the show, I had to head off to the airport to catch a midnight flight back to Singapore as I am booked for another show back at home. All in all, it is a wonderful and fruitful performance where I am able to share magic that is rarely seen!

Signing off,
Alexander Y

iPad Magician (and Mentalist)


Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. 

For any enquiries, do contact him at

Egypt: iPad Magician in the Middle East

A land of mystic and magic, Egypt. The place where fallen kings are mummified and kept in tombs where they believe in the afterlife. Filled with 3000 years of culture and richness, Egypt houses one of the 7 Wonders of the world. 

iPad Magician Egypt

That sounds like something you'd see on a travel catalog, doesn't it? But in March, the iPad Magic Team and I were flown all the way from Singapore to Egypt to witness the magic of Egypt. Actually we were flown to perform at a Technology Conference called Connect HYPE 2018. There were partners from the Middle East at the event including Cisco (Which you might remember that I was performing there 2 years ago for their event in Saudi Arabia. Read more about it here!)

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We were housed in the lovely Kempinski Soma Bay hotel in Hurghada, It was a wonderful place next to the Red Sea. We had the time to swim inside the Red Sea and did other tourist things. But it was not all play as we had a show to deliver, and deliver we did!

iPad Illusion Show by Alexander Yuen

On top of my regular iPad Stage Illusions, I crafted a customized performance for Connect to showcase their digital and online technology. The whole coding process of a customized performance took about 15 hours, and you can see it below:

Though the effort was immense, it was well worth it. The performance was well received, the client loved how we showcased their technical know-hows and their services. 

iPad Magic Singapore Egypt Middle East

After the performance, we went to tour Egypt, seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza. the Sphinx and even the Valley of the Kings. 

Check out a short video here on the various sights and sounds of Egypt:


I hope you enjoyed the video because we certainly enjoyed showcasing our magic to the middle east and in Egypt!

Can't wait to be back!

Signing Off 

Alexander Y 


Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Egypt. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. He love the Sphinx and how it the word rolls off his tongue. SPHINX

Want to book Alexander at your international event? Contact him at

Fostering Memories with iPad Magic at Malaysian Food Street

On the 29th of March, I was given the pleasure to perform for Commscope Solutions, one of Singapore’s communication networking companies, at Malaysian Food Street, Resort World Sentosa! I figured, what better way to engage the employees of the company, than the use of digital magic.

Pictures courtesy of McCorkell

Pictures courtesy of McCorkell

Malaysian Food Street is a wonderfully adorned and embellished area undisturbed by pop culture; it is furnished with traditional coffee-shop benches and nostalgic signboards where authentic dishes of the past embraces this modern generation of ours.

Close-up digital magic transcends both cultures and ethnicity.  Despite the differences in cultural practices and beliefs, magic allows me to bridge a psychological and emotional connection with my audience. Unlike conventional stage magic, where magic is but an expression of the performer’s artistry, close up magic allows the magician to interact and engage with the spectators on an intimate level – something that the magician is unable to accomplish thoroughly on stage.

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Magic has always been something special to me. The flip of a card, the click of the fingers creates amazing memories both for me and my audience. These moments are the ones that I especially cherish and enjoy.

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Regardless of the toil and effort that precedes the performance, the opportunity to witness a smile of wonder and curiosity is the best reward for me as a magician!


Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top IPad Magician, who has experience performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India! For any enquiries, do contact him at

iPad Magic in Technology Events, Innovation Conferences and Creativity Symposium

There is a rising trend for companies to innovate and use technology to meet and exceed KPIs. Numerous conferences and technological events are held almost every day around the world. I have been blessed to be invited to a few, including those organized by NEC, Singtel, DHL and Cisco. 

We must embrace innovation, not just in the consumer and servicing industries, but also the entertainment industry. Magic is no different.

Often I find the best way to innovate is to draw inspirations from the past. Reading about visionaries who do not give up their ideals of the future greatly inspires me and my magic. What they have created then might be outdated right now, but it was way ahead of its time when it was first conceptualized. 

When I embarked on my iPad Magic, my focus was clear. I wanted to focus on innovation and the capacity of imagination. With that, I created this routine in tribute to the greatest inventor of our time, Thomas Edison.


For booking and information,

Signing off,

Alexander Y (iPad Magician)