The number of tickets sold for the Taipei International Flora Expo had reached 2.7 million yesterday, the Taipei City Government said, with more than 8 million visitors expected to attend the event.
Taipei Mayor Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) said 98 percent of the tickets had been sold to corporations or via online sales, and the city government would continue offering discounted ticket prices until September.
“The Flora Expo is the biggest international event ever held by Taipei City. We thank the public for their support and hopefully more people will participate in the event,” Hau said yesterday at Taipei City Hall.
The NT$300 admission tickets are offered at NT$250, and group tickets can be purchased with discounts of up to 40 percent. The discount period will run until Aug 31.
Ting Hsi-yung (丁錫鏞), director of the expo, called on the public to be aware of fraud on the Internet as several online auction sites had been found offering cheaper tickets for the expo.
Authorized venues for ticket sales include FamilyMart, OK and Hi-Life convenience stores. Tickets are also available at the expo’s Web site at ticket.2010taipeiexpo.tw and the Era ticket Web site at www.ticket.com.tw.
The Taipei International Flora Expo, which will run from Nov. 6 to April 25 will be the first world exposition held by Taipei City Government.
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