Magic is family secret for this professional magician

Magic is family secret for this professional magician
Magician in the making
Mr S Chandran, local magician and winner of the Best Variety Entertainer award by US-based International Magicians Society, and his wife, Sahtyah, rehearsing their routines.

SINGAPORE - While others are happy with a desk job, Mr S. Chandran prefers one where he gets to eat fire, skewer his wife and have birds as co-workers.

And as a professional magician, Mr Chandran, 33, gets to do just that.

While he can make things disappear with just a wave of his hand, he explains that doing magic full-time is one of the hardest tricks.

Mr Chandran explained that being a magician is not just about rehearsing magic tricks. Sourcing for a variety of props and costumes and designing themed shows well is important too.

The magician revealed he has spent "more than $100,000" on props alone.

When The New Paper visited his office-cum-warehouse, it was filled with a variety of props, puppets and balloons.

It is here that he does most of the planning and rehearsals for shows.

Mr Chandran took a rather long path to his current career - he worked in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and then as an IT instructor for four years before he quit in 2008 to pursue his dream of being a magician.

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