Chris Cheong

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Chris Cheong
Chris Cheong 1.JPG
Born (1992-11-18) 18 November 1992 (age 26)[1]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
NationalityMalaysian
Known forMagic Mentalism

Christopher Cheong Kit Kei (張杰棋 [2] born 18 November 1992 in Penang), better known by the stage name Chris Cheong is an international mentalist and illusionist. He was previously credited to be one of Malaysia's youngest professional mentalist and magician later public voted as one of Malaysia's top ten magicians.[3]

Cheong has made multiple appearances internationally, performing in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei.[4] His first public appearance in the television scene at Radio Televisyen Malaysia as guest and later signed as their TV host on the series Kids on 2 and Lava Kids.[5]

Early life[edit]

Cheong performing at the age of 16

Raised in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, Cheong attended American public school before pursuing a degree in psychology from HELP University. Cheong first became interested in magic at the age of 8 when he was attracted by his birthday present,magic set from Toys "R" Us. From then, he began working on his magic skills, and at the age of 13, he started performing in events.[6]

Career[edit]

Performing[edit]

At age 15, Cheong made his first public appearance in Radio Televisyen Malaysia. A year later, he is signed as their magic segment TV host for TV series Kids on 2 and Lava Kids.[7]

Cheong also appeared on other local media channel such as Bella, a Ntv7 programme and being interviewed by Deborah Priya Henry, Miss Universe Malaysia 2011.[8]

In December 2012, Cheong made his first international artist collaboration with Sungha Jung, a South Korean acoustic finger-style guitarist who has risen to fame on YouTube.[9][10][11]

In January 2014, in conjunction of Spring Fest, the annual social & cultural festival of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur held during the month of January in the spring semester, Cheong was invited as one of the international guest artist to perform.[12][13]

Cheong performing in India

In September 2015, Chris was invited as a guest performer representing Malaysia for Techniche, the annual Techno-Management festival of Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India.[14]

In February 2016, Chris was invited to be the opening act of Quark, BITS Pilani Goa, one of the biggest festivals of its kind in India.[15]

In March 2017, Chris Cheong performed at Pragyan, The largest student run (ISO Certified) Techno-Management fest of NIT Trichy.[16]

In May 2017, Chris Cheong performed on board MV Glory Sea (Previously known as MV Celestyal Odyssey.[17]

In 2017, Chris Cheong produces 8 live shows everyday in NagaWorld by NagaCorp Ltd.[17]

Endorsement[edit]

In year 2012, Cheong became the brand ambassador of Fullhouse Lifestyle Store and Cafe.[18]

Production[edit]

In Year 2013, Cheong launches a collaboration production with local sponsors for an online street magic series, title Mind & Magic.[19]

Other work[edit]

Apart from his performing career, Cheong owns a side business which uses the art of magic and education as single package, better known as Magic-A-Learning Course.[20][21][22][23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chris Cheong – Official Facebook page". Facebook. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  2. ^ "Chris Cheong Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Tally Press". Tally Press. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Malaysia Showcase". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2012.
  5. ^ "National TV Appearance". Radio Television Malaysia. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Chris Cheong Official Website". Chris Cheong Official Website. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  7. ^ "Kids on 2 Episode with Chris". Youtube. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Chris Cheong on Bella with Deborah Henry". Youtube. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  9. ^ "Chris Cheong calloboration with Sungha Jung". Sabah Daily. Archived from the original on 21 February 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  10. ^ "Sungha Jung Concert in Borneo". Borneo Post. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  11. ^ "Sungha Jung Concert on The Star Newspaper". The Star. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  12. ^ "Chris Cheong on Spring Fest". Spring Fest Facebook. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Chris on The Telegraph Newspaper". The Telegraph. Retrieved 28 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Techniche Facebook Page". Facebook. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  15. ^ "Quark Facebook Page". Facebook. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  16. ^ "Pragyan Facebook Page". Facebook. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Chris Cheong Official Website". Chris Cheong. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Fullhouse Official Facebook Page". Facebook. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  19. ^ "Mind & Magic Season 1". Youtube Channel. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  20. ^ "Mixing magic and memory". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  21. ^ "Magic and education". BFM (Malaysia). Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  22. ^ "Magic-A-Learning Course Website". MAL (Malaysia). Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  23. ^ "Master of Illusions". The Star Metro (Malaysia). Retrieved 19 December 2012.

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