My name is Ning Cai and I’m a simple, complicated Singaporean girlie. I totally believe in following my heart & living each day passionately. As the eldest of 3 girls in a very typical Singaporean family, I’ve been told that I’m quirky and pretty much out-of-this-world, though I honestly don’t think I’m thaaaaaat much different from the girl next door.
When I put on my sexxxy female magician costume and boots, I’m feisty, award-winning illusionist ‘Magic Babe’ Ning who’s also known for her daring extreme escapes. I work with my onstage partner J C Sum (the only other illusionist in Singapore to be given a Merlin Award). You may remember us doing “Ultimate Magic” Singapore’s very first permanent illusion show, as well as, some of our crazy mega illusions like teleporting 3 people across the Singapore River in 2.5 seconds, officially setting the new world record for performing the most number of illusions in 5 minutes and more.
As good natured Miss Ning, I own Magic Boutique, Singapore’s first online magic store. Though we’re a small outfit, we’re the official magic reviewer for Murphys Magic Supplies Inc in Asia, as we’re noted for our passionate dedication and staunch stand against magic piracy. I was raised to believe that thievery is a crime and if you really respect the art, you wouldn’t hurt magic for such petty gains. Intellectual property should be respected. So yes, I’ve been called headstrong but I’m just stubborn on things I believe in like principles, integrity, honesty, originality and playing nice.
Having said all that, I’m also not afraid to call a spade, a spade. Unless you’re thinking of another card… that isn’t the Ace of Spades ;)
My passionate love affair with magic started since I was a little girl & I’ve been performing and competing since I can remember. Inspired by magic greats like David Copperfield, I decided to take it up to the next level after I graduated from RMIT with my BA in Communications, so I started working with Concept:Magic full time. It’s been an exhilarating ride, our track record speaks for itself!
Magic, illusions and escapology stunts aside… this adrenaline junkie loves all things beautiful like any other typical Libra girl. Having been an award-winning film student (The Right Angle Scholarship 2001) with 16mm film projects being screened in various film festivals worldwide, I enjoy writing scripts and watching films of all genres. In fact, I’d love to set time aside to do a pet project one day, when the opportunity arises.
On days I’m free, you’d probably find me at various art museums, photography exhibitions, catching a theatre play or just chilling out at a ‘live’ music session. I love the works of Egon Schiele, Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, Mark Chagall and M. C Escher. An insomniac, I read myself to sleep and enjoy books by Haruki Murakami, Jeanette Winterson, Neil Gaiman and Pablo Neruda. Music soothes the savage beast, so I’m thankful for the quiet moments in my bachelor girl pad when I can simply curl up with a nice book, a good CD and hot cuppa!
If you’d like to write to me, feel free to shoot me an email or snail mail to the Concept:Magic studio @ 627A Aljunied Road, #09-03 Biztech Centre, Singapore 389842. You can also follow me on Twitter @MagicBabeNing or add me to Facebook now! For the official J C Sum & ‘Magic Babe’ Ning fan site, click here.