31 Jul '11, 9pm

It's illegal to sell NDP tickets, but ticket touts are at it again this year

SINGAPORE - Despite repeated warnings over the years that the sale of National Day Parade (NDP) tickets is illegal, tickets for the country's 46th birthday bash next week are once again emerging on the Internet. A check by Today on eBay revealed that NDP tickets were available for as much as S$220 a pair. Touting was also rampant on other online forums, such as Gumtree and SgForums, where the minimum bid for a NDP ticket is S$25. Tickets for the NDP Preview - which was held on Saturday - were also peddled online at similar prices. This year's parade will be held at the Marina Bay Floating Platform, which can seat 27,000 people. In a letter to the press in May, Colonel Alvin Kek, who chairs the NDP executive committee, reiterated that "the sale and purchase of NDP Preview and actual-day tickets are strictly prohibited". The balloting of the tickets is conducted by an electr...

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