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The Magic Nova: Christmas Magic in Hong Kong - Day 3
15 December, 2013

Gateway Entertainment's unprecedented tour of Hong Kong came to a grand close with The Magic Nova's final performance this past Sunday at the Asia Word Expo. As with the past three performances, the show was fully sold - with every seat of the hall filled with eager families and their children, couples and youths who paid top dollar to witness a world class production by Singapore's very own award winning illusionists. To top it off, this final performance of the show gave Gateway Entertainment another historic milestone as it was broadcasted 'live' on Creation TV in Hong Kong.

The Magic Nova: Christmas Magic in Hong Kong - Day 2
14 December, 2013
The Magic Nova: Christmas Magic in Hong Kong - Day 2

If you ask Lawrence why he loves performing magic, the answer you'll hear will be, "Seeing the child-like look of total wonderment on people's faces when they see something that defies all logic and reason."

The Magic Nova: Christmas Magic in Hong Kong - Day 1
13 December, 2013

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a "nova" is defined as "a star that suddenly increases its light output tremendously". These "exploding stars" are able to temporarily increase their luminosity from several thousand times to as much as a million times of their original level. So when The Media Evangelism Limited (TME) titled Christmas Magic "The Magic Nova", the single question on many minds was why use an analogy of an exploding star as the name for a presentation about faith, hope and love?

The Magic Nova: Christmas Magic in Hong Kong Report
12 December, 2013

Hong Kong - home to over seven million people and one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Synonymous with silver screen legends and award winning movies, it is not only home to one of the largest and most dynamic film and entertainment industries, but also one of the world's largest media content exporters. In per capita production, the country's film and entertainment industry ranks first in Asia and over the years has garnered international recognition and nods of respect - even from Hollywood big-wigs. The Hong Kong theatre scene is extremely active and nothing to sniff at either - with glitzy art festivals annually showcasing cutting edge theatre groups and productions that see big time collaborations between local performers and renowned international artistes.

Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 4
01 December, 2013
Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 4

For the past four days, Gateway Entertainment's Christmas Magic enthralled thousands of Taiwanese who flocked to experience a very different kind of performance. Maybe it was the fact that this was the first time that such a unique production made its way to Taipei's shores - or maybe it was just because word spread like wildfire that the performance of an award-winning illusionist, that made the turnout simply... magical. "My friends told me not to miss this show, no matter what," laughed Taiwanese celebrity Da Ming at the post-show interview. "They even offered to buy me a ticket. I ended up coming with my whole family!"

Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 3
30 November, 2013
Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 3

A full sold-out house - in the world of arts and theatre, it is a sight that you would want to behold and savour as you head on stage. For Lawrence and Priscilla, and the entire Gateway Entertainment team, it was a scene that once again affirmed that Christmas Magic is a product and labour of love that can, and will, draw the multitudes.

Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 2
29 November, 2013
Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 2

As the popular adage goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." And in the case of Christmas Magic's second evening at the National Taiwan University Sports Centre, it couldn't have been said better. The scene of crowds of eager Taiwanese once again gathering outside the doors - ready and anxious to begin their evening of enchantment was both inspiring and heart-warming.

Christmas Magic in Taiwan - Show 1
28 November, 2013

Both Lawrence and Priscilla were in top form, once again showcasing their extraordinary skills in the elaborate art form of magic. Illusions were breath-taking as ever, with Lawrence effortlessly weaving the magic together with the Christmas theme of faith, hope and love. Making its special debut at this production of Christmas Magic in Taiwan was 'Clearly Impossible' - an incredible new twist to the classic illusion of 'sawing' a person in half. Staying true to his signature trademark of pushing his brand of magic one step further, Lawrence opted for a clear casing that covered the person, giving the audience an unobstructed view when the 'separation' took place. This illusion drew the most gasps and applause from the audience.

Christmas Magic in Taiwan
26 November, 2013 to 27 November, 2013

Instead of the sights and sounds you hear at a sporting event, Taipei's National University Sports Centre has been filled over the past two days with a very different soundscape - the sounds of an illusion-theatre spectacle that is unmistakably... Christmas Magic.

VISION 2013
20 September, 2013 to 22 September, 2013
VISION 2013

Award winning illusionists Lawrence and Priscilla Khong are back to mesmerise and astound you with VISION 2013 - an new rendition of the illusion-theatre spectacular that captivated Singapore in 2011.

Premiere of "The Hidden Treasure"
19 May, 2013
Premiere of "The Hidden Treasure"

"The Hidden Treasure" - a movie adapted from the life of Lawrence Khong as both a pastor and a magician premiered on Sunday, 19 May 2013, in Hong Kong to a crowd comprised of sponsors, industry partners and media.

Easter Magic (2013)
22 March, 2013 to 23 March, 2013
Easter Magic (2013)

This Easter, be prepared for a brand new experience as FCBC proudly presents "Easter Magic". Featuring Elite Diamond Merlin Award recipients, Lawrence and Priscilla Khong, come and be mesmerised as we embark on a journey of Faith, Hope and Love.

Easter Magic Mobile Trailer
05 February, 2013
Life Of Lawrence Khong Inspires Hong Kong Movie
17 September, 2012 to 24 September, 2012
Life Of Lawrence Khong Inspires Hong Kong Movie

Premiering in Hong Kong: A Magician's Story based on the life of Gateway Entertainment founder Lawrence Khong. A Magician's Story is produced by Creation TV from Hong Kong and co-produced by Gateway Entertainment.

Lawrence and Priscilla Khong In South African Documentary
23 July, 2012 to 26 July, 2012
Lawrence and Priscilla Khong In South African Documentary

In September, Lawrence and Priscilla Khong were filmed for A Leap of Faith, a documentary by the South African Broadcasting Corporation. A profile of both Lawrence and Priscilla, the documentary addresses their faith, their initial struggles within Christian circles as magicians and how they use magic as a vehicle for social causes and to fulfill their spiritual calling. Members of Faith Community Baptist Church, the church Lawrence founded, were also interviewed for the documentary.

98 Young Idealists Linked Hands In Chengdu, China, For Qian Qian Shou 2012
17 July, 2012

For 98 young people, 17 Jul 2012 was an important date - it marked the fulfillment of a dream to serve their community and to grow from the experience.

The 98 were participants in Qian Qian Shou 2012. They comprised students from Chengdu University of Information Technology and youth volunteers from Singapore. Under the joint project by TOUCH Community Services International and Chengdu University of Information Technology, the young people worked hard for one week serving autistic children, disadvantaged youths and families and the elderly in Sichuan.

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