25 Sep '11, 3am

They're back: Formula One ticket touts return, but more brazen, better organised, & charging higher prices than before

They're back: Formula One ticket touts return, but more brazen, better organised, & charging higher prices than before

Suspected touts conducting business outside the Raffles City Shopping Centre. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Chan U-Gene Sanjay Nair The Formula One ticket touts are back - but this time, they are more brazen, better organised and charging higher prices than before. These illegal peddlers are fast becoming a feature of the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix. Like last year, most were camped outside the McDonald's cafe at Raffles City, looking for ticketless fans making their way to the circuit from City Hall MRT station. Standing within metres of police officers, the touts targeted those without ticket lanyards around their necks. They would sidle up to their targets and casually whisper: 'Need tickets?' Their ticket prices have also gone up, possibly bouyed by the organisers' announcement on Thursday that all 82,500 daily tickets for the three-day event were sold out. Walkabout Zon...

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