Asian Games hit by ticketing woes

E-commerce platform has been called upon to support ticket sales for the ongoing Asian Games amid problems with KiosTix.

The Games, which are taking place in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia, got underway on Saturday and will run until September 2.

Ticketing management company KiosTix had been appointed to sell tickets for the Games, but its system experienced problems ahead of Saturday’s opening ceremony, with fans unable to buy tickets for three days last week.

As a result, KiosTix has partnered with, which will now offer tickets for fans.

Eris Herryanto, secretary general of the Games, told the Jakarta Post newspaper: “KiosTix’s ticketing system is malfunctioning, so the sale of tickets will be conducted through Blibli’s website. We see that KiosTix has taken responsibility for what has happened by partnering with Blibli and other companies.”

Herryanto added: “They are still fulfilling their duties in accordance with the cooperation agreement (between the organising committee and KiosTix).”

This year’s Asian Games will feature more than 60 sporting disciplines, with athletes from 45 countries set to compete.

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