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Topic: Magic in Thailand?
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 10, 2006 02:25AM)
I would of written this in the other forum made for this but they hardly get any clicks.

I am going to Phuket and eventually Bangkok in a week for 15 days..wondering if anyone has any hints and tips for anything to see or do? I'd love to see/meet a magician down there. Anyone ever been?

Thanks for any thoughts!!

Eric
Message: Posted by: ssucahyo (May 13, 2006 10:14AM)
Call my friend Apiau, his cell number is +6618378708 or his home +6622494904.
he also sell many stuff. His brother Robin and other, I forgot his name, also good performer.

Cheers,
CC
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 13, 2006 11:27AM)
Nice thank you so much...... What part is he from?
Message: Posted by: Bernard Sim (May 14, 2006 10:39PM)
Bangkok.

Or you try
http://www.siam-magic.com/
They have meetings every last Sunday of the month.
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 15, 2006 03:22AM)
Thank you soo much! I just wrote them an e mail... would be sooo interesting to attend a meeting!
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 15, 2006 11:22AM)
Look at the e mail I just got!

Thank you for your mail. My magic shop is in Bangkok now it is underconstruction and will be opened within this month.

We will have a magic meeting on Sun28, 2006 at 6th Floor of Tower Inn Hotel, Silom Road, Bangkok ( 14.00 - 17.00 PM.)

There are about 50 magicians and also dealer booth.

Yours,
Chalee P.

a dealer booth at a meeting!!!!?!??? this is perfect..thanks so much for the info gentlemen...I am leaving tommorow..... A bientot
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 21, 2006 09:15AM)
I am presently sitting in a little internet Café on the beach in KOH PHI PHI island.. its BEAUTIFUL out here... I CANT WAIT for the magic meting on the 28th. Thanks to the people who sent me pm's about hookups here..I have already met a few magicians and we're having a blast!!!!

uummmmm thought I'd brag for a sec.....missing my magiccafe!!!!! see you all soon
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (May 26, 2006 06:28AM)
Hey Eric- if you're still in the area. I'm currently in Pattaya- just a little ways from Bangkok. I'll be here till Sunday. Shows here are amazing. If your still in the area- wouldn't mind chatting with you.

best regards,
Matt Tomasko
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 28, 2006 07:09AM)
Whats up Matt... I am currently in Bangkok off Kho Sian road.. I leave thursday to go back home. I'd love to meet with you (I am alone here)

Staying at the Wild Orchid restaurant and hotel. its gorgeous!!! Let me know, I check this thread everyday. I am going to the magic store on wedensday at 10am (Apparently its huge). Its at 470/3-5 Suksawad road....Radburana Bangkok...

I went to the magic meeting today, it was a really good experience, saw a lot of magic I never seen before and vice versa from what I can tell by their reactions to my magic. Thai people are the friendliest people ever. I bought some dvds for 15$ a piece!!! Everything is so cheap here, love it...

Regards

Mr. Ewic
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (May 29, 2006 09:21AM)
AHH! I flew out Yesterday at Bankok airport. They had a store??? Heck in Pattaya all I found was a stand with all this old trinket type magic. Linking rings, cups and balls- but all authentic and hand made. Only 500 Baht!!! Can't beat the prices! Night life oh my gosh was amazing. I'm sure you went out too. I would've loved to have met with you. But now I'm on my way for a quick stop in Malaysia, Indonesia. There was just a massive earthquake here. So, my plans might get screwed up.

What are you doing in Asia? Just visiting? Touring too? Let me know:)

best always,
Matt
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (May 31, 2006 07:05AM)
Just visiting yeah... I met this girl a month ago and she asked me to join her, she was going to meet her friends in Phuket... So I went

Turns out, she was SO annoying and self centered I should of known better to go on a trip like this with someone I hardly know, so I left them 2 days in the trip....Back packing alone..

Visited the magic shop today, believe it or not its the biggest shop I have ever been in. They were doing renovations though, they had 3 floors!!! One main shop on the lower level, middle level was ALL illusions, amazing..Top was a magic class, with a stage and all, quite the experience. All of this in some small unknown part of town, some Tuk Tuk's even refused to being me there!!

Anyways I am coming home tommorow, sorry we couldn't link up, it would have been nice to see you again! Last time was at Magie Montreal in 98!!!! I have pics of it on my site, check it out! Talk to you soon friend

Eric
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (Jun 1, 2006 05:29PM)
Holy heck- that was a while ago! Still can't get over the fact that you remember Magie Montreal. It was a lot of fun though:) Hope your trip back is good. Longgg plane ride though! Is yours a direct flight? Take care,

your friend,
Matt
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jun 3, 2006 03:01AM)
If you go to Phuket watch this show: http://www.phuket-fantasea.com/
If you want to do great tailor made jackets try Kings in Patong: http://www.kingsfashion-phuket.com/ (very good prices)
Pattaya:
http://www.maxello.com/
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (Jun 3, 2006 07:12AM)
!!! Naxello's is a great place! Got a tailored pants and jacket. What did it cost me??? A mere 150 bucks. I couldn't believe it. I highly recommend this place to other entertainers for cheap--> but good costumes/jackets/etc.

best,
Tomasko
Message: Posted by: Eric Leclerc (Jun 3, 2006 01:20PM)
Funny you gentlemen discuss this, I got 2 suits made!! Cost me 20 000 BAHT but delivered to my door, 3 pants, vests and jackets. One is bright purple with white pockets and trim. The guy looked at me like I was crazy at first! For 200$, 3 nice cashmere silk suits are a good investment. I got back this morning, what a trip!! I even got some pictures sent to me from the magic meeting, really good ones! Thanks for all the hinst and feedback everyone, I appreciate it

Eric
Message: Posted by: MattWayne (Jun 5, 2006 07:52AM)
Eric- 20 000 baht! You should've played the haggling game!!! Such a great place. Wouldn't mind seeing those pictures- if you could drop them in an e-mail!

glad you enjoyed the magic of Thailand!

have to talk to you more in depth about it some other time...

best,
Matt
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Jun 5, 2006 11:51AM)
My new jackets: made in thailand:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=154707&forum=36