Netizens outraged over exorbitant prices for seats with poor views at the upcoming Jacky Cheung’s concert in Malaysia


    24th May 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong’s veteran cantopop singer Jacky Cheung is set to hold his “Jacky Cheung 60+ Concert Tour” in Malaysia this August, with six shows scheduled to take place at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur over two consecutive weekends. The news has caused a stir among fans, who eagerly anticipate the legendary singer’s arrival and the chance to witness his iconic performances and captivating music. Tickets for the concerts will go on sale on 26th May at 10am, with prices ranging from RM388 (approximately HK$660) to RM1188 (approximately HK$2025), not including administrative and handling fees.

    The organisers of the concert have released a seating chart, which divides the seating areas into four different price ranges using four different colours. However, upon seeing the chart, some netizens were shocked to discover that some of the RM988 (approximately HK$1691) seats were located at the top of the venue, while some of the RM1188 (approximately HK$2025) seats were located on the level just below the top. Netizens criticised the organisers for selling expensive tickets for seats with poor views, calling the seating chart “the most misleading seating chart in history” and accusing the organisers of making huge profits by charging high prices for VIP seats.

    The seating chart has also sparked comparisons with Jacky Cheung’s concerts in Singapore, where tickets are reportedly much cheaper. Some fans have expressed their disappointment with the pricing and seating arrangements for the Malaysian concerts, and have questioned whether it is worth the cost to buy tickets for seats with obstructed views.