Sentimentality makes them cling on to their tickets

Mr Holden Gan (above) keeps more than 100 physical tickets to all the events he has ever attended in a drawer, while Ms Angela Sim (left) staples the tickets to the programme booklets of more than 110 events and files them in 12 ring folders accordin
Mr Holden Gan (above) keeps more than 100 physical tickets to all the events he has ever attended in a drawer, while Ms Angela Sim staples the tickets to the programme booklets of more than 110 events and files them in 12 ring folders according to genres such as musicals, plays and dance.ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR
Mr Holden Gan (above) keeps more than 100 physical tickets to all the events he has ever attended in a drawer, while Ms Angela Sim (left) staples the tickets to the programme booklets of more than 110 events and files them in 12 ring folders accordin
Mr Holden Gan keeps more than 100 physical tickets to all the events he has ever attended in a drawer, while Ms Angela Sim (above) staples the tickets to the programme booklets of more than 110 events and files them in 12 ring folders according to genres such as musicals, plays and dance.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Call them sentimental, but some Singaporeans hold on to physical tickets from events they attend, having collected them over decades. Some even organise and store the tickets in neat folders.

Mr Holden Gan, 36, for example, has kept the physical ticket to every event he has ever attended, and has more than 100 physical tickets to pop concerts and overseas music festivals.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 04, 2018, with the headline 'Sentimentality makes them cling on to their tickets'. Print Edition | Subscribe