Have you heard of the Mandopop star Jay Chou?
Come on, who hasn’t?
Almost every Singaporean Chinese has grown up listening to his classic hits such as Qing Tian, Qing Hua Ci, Cai Hong, and countless more. Just a simple tune of his would bring us back to the good old days in a wave of nostalgia.
Even till this day, I’m sure many of us still have his songs on our phones, ranging from his older to more recent hits. They are what we use to kill time on the dreaded commute to work or school or to sing our hearts out at karaoke sessions.
Jay Chou 2019
It’s very apparent that this Taiwanese star hasn’t lost any of his shine.
Earlier this month, it was announced that Jay Chou would be returning to Singapore in January of 2020 to perform in at the Singapore Sports Hub on the 10th and 11th as the eighth stop on his World Tour.
All the fans burst into frantic excitement over this news and rushed to save the date that the tickets go on sale – which was 2 days ago.
Why the Ridout Road Colonial Houses Saga is Actually NOT a Saga:
If you haven’t already bought your seats, I’m afraid you’re in for a bit of bad news.
Mostly Sold Out
All of the Category 1 and most of the other seats have already been sold out as of this post.
As you can probably already guess, many who managed to snatch these seats have taken to Carousell, the heaven where scalpers can resell these tickets for multiple times the actual price.
Just in case you’re unfamiliar with the term – Scalpers are individuals who purchase tickets with the intention to resell it for a profit.
How Much It Costs
The highest of the tickets being resold currently peaks at over S$1,000 for Category 1 seats; which for your information, has an actual cost of S$368.
This is notoriously far from the first time that scalpers have ruined the fun of music fans.
In October of last year, the concert tickets for the famous K-pop boy band BTS were sold out in 3 hours. A significant amount was raided by scalpers and resold for prices up to $12,000 SGD.
In the above-mentioned case, many scalpers were unremorseful and in fact, were proud of their actions. It’s fair to assume that their mindsets will unlikely differ in this situation.
Then now how leh? What to do?
There are a couple of things that fans can do in this situation.
One – Do not buy from them. The more you buy, the more you encourage their existence.
Two – Report any scalpers you see. Sports Hub has been working with the SPF (Singapore Police Force) to track down and cancel the scalpers’ tickets.
Three – Look for any genuine resellers! Some people may genuinely need to resell their tickets due to a change in their plans. These people are much less likely to resell at outrageous prices.
Four – Bo bian, suck thumb lor. You can settle for the seats further away from your idol, but you must do it quickly too before even those seats are gone.
Let’s pray for the situation to take a turn for the better, and that the efforts of Sports Hub and SPF will work and continue to reduce the number of scalpers in the future.
And if you die-die need to buy from someone, please watch this video that we’ve done first; it’s a story of how a guy thought he managed to buy a pair of tickets…only to realise it’s not Qing Tian after all:
- 5 Out of 7 Cubicles “Out of Order” at Female Toilet in Newly-Opened Napier MRT Station
- Yishun Elderly Sweeps Stagnant Water to Neighbour’s Front Door After Every Corridor Wash
- Grab Driver Asks Woman Not to Take Grab if She Cannot Afford to Pay ERP During Heated Argument
- S’pore Couple Allegedly Banned From Entering M’sia After Asking About Officer’s Passport Chopping
- Hundreds of Termites Found Hiding Below Raised Wood Floor in Innocent-Looking HDB Flat
- Never clean your air fryer again with this simple hack
- You can have freshly brewed bubble tea at 3am for cheap with this instant bubble tea
- Introducing the Future of Fast Food: Self-Heating Fries + Sauce from Shopee