S'pore duo stun with stunts

S'pore duo stun with stunts
J C sum & Magic Babe Ning performing the Ultimate Inversion stunt.

SINGAPORE - Oo the closing night of the Singapore Night Festival 2013, Singapore's premier magician duo, J C Sum, 35, and Magic Babe Ning, 30, heated things up with a straitjacket escape, the Ultimate Inversion.

Suspended from a single burning rope above the National Museum of Singapore's dome on Saturday, the daredevil illusionists had to free themselves from their straitjackets while their ankles were precariously hooked on the rigging.

The absence of safety nets meant that a small mistake could send them plummeting to the ground 23m below.

But the duo stunned the audience with their 15-minute feat, in the presence of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Thunderous applause

They won themselves not just thunderous applause and cheers from the few thousand people that night but also a spot in the Singapore Book of Records as the first to attempt a tandem upside down double straitjacket escape.

This is not the only stunt the award-winning illusionists performed for this year's Singapore Night Festival.

On Friday night, the duo performed The Water Vault, which saw Magic Babe Ning in a vault filled with water, using paper clips to pick the locks she was bound by.

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