October kicks off a month of great events at Jerudong Park Playground and Saturday night marked the second edition of JP’s magic variety show at the Colonnade.
The follow-up to its successful 2016 debut, “Enchanted Night Vol II” charmed audiences for over two hours with performances of stage magic, parlour tricks, close-up magic, and street magic by six talented local magicians.
The event opened with upbeat vibes by local dance crew Bruhooders, who wowed the crowd with their syncronised moves.
Bruhooders representative Kyz Kazuya felt it was an honour for the group to open the event: “It’s nice to see a lot of people showing up and supporting local acts. Support means a lot to local entertainers, it’s what keeps us all going.”
Akmal Jamil of Magicatian Studio then entranced the crowd with his stage magic act, followed by Akbaruddin Mohamad Suhail with his stand-up magic show.
The music continued with RTB’s “Akulah Juara” finalist Zuden Karem giving a noteworthy performance, followed by first-timer to the JP stage — magician Musa Magic.
“Performing at JP was nerve wracking. [I was] nervous not because of the trick, but more about the presentation,” he said.
“The show was a chance to expose the public to the magic community. Normally they see them on TV but now they can watch local magicians [that are] as talented as international ones.”
Next to take the stage was acoustic singer Ghause Tamimi who performed a set of original numbers for the crowd, followed by magicians Hasbollah Hardini and Tse Tow Joon Yeen, the Merlin Award Winner for Best Close-up Magic in 2010.
The last magician to take the stage was returning performer Mohd Zul Azmee Awg Marzuki of Eye Mistake BN.
“It feels good to be back for the second time. I hope the audience enjoyed what I performed,” he said.
“I consider JP as the main platform for magic. It feels like home as I’ve performed here a few times.”
Until October 28, Jerudong Park is offering a special promotional rate. For residents of Brunei Darussalam, adult tickets are $12 and tickets for children between the ages of 3 to 11 years old is $6.
Adult tickets for non-residents are priced at $15 and $8 for children.
Tickets are applicable to all rides, including rides in Phase 2 and entry into the water park.
And that’s not all — for the whole month of October, the $5 entrance tickets entitles visitors to access the the GoPo train, JP town, Musical Fountain, Mini Gold, Kids Adventure Indoor Playground and one mystery ride.
The mystery ride is revealed every Thursday on the park’s social media page.