11 Dec '11, 3am

$70 ticket for a kindergarten concert?

$70 ticket for a kindergarten concert?

'I was impressed by the overall production and the amount of work that the teachers had put in.' Ms Jasmine Chng, who paid up to $200 to attend the concert where her two-year- old daughter Mariko Otani (above) performed PHOTO: COURTESY OF JASMINE CHNG By Jane Ng Gone are the days when a kindergarten concert is just a performance in a school hall. These days, year-end concerts for three- to six-year-olds are held in hotels or country clubs, with buffet spreads, tailor-made costumes and professional video recordings. Along with glitzy locations come expensive price tags, with a concert ticket going for up to $70. One grandfather recently got a shock when he went to see his grandson perform at a concert held in an auditorium in town: $700 in total for 10 tickets. General manager R. Tan, 66, says his son spent that amount for 10 members of his extended family to attend the fiv...

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