Event ticketing: PA replies

PM Lee and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott (left) grilling some steaks at Bishan Park.
PM Lee and his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott (left) grilling some steaks at Bishan Park.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

People's Association (PA) volunteers helped to organise 50 barbecue events at 20 locations - one in Bishan Park, and 19 more in the heartland, on Sunday ("Poor ticketing mars Aussie barbecue" by Mr Marc Lim Swee Keat; yesterday).

The Australian High Commission (AHC) provided food for 1,000 people at Bishan Park and for 200 people at the heartland locations.

Publicity for the events was done locally three weeks prior, through posters on notice boards and through online channels.

We issued tickets to manage the crowd, and to assure ticket-holders that they would be able to enjoy the food.

In total, 4,800 tickets were available and given to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. The AHC had also requested some tickets for their volunteers.

As the evening progressed, our volunteers welcomed people until the food ran out.

Lim Tze Jiat
Senior Director
(Corporate Communications)
People's Association

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2015, with the headline 'Event ticketing: PA replies'. Print Edition | Subscribe