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Fans gather to watch the Pokemon Go virtual reality game mascot Pikachu parade during a promotional event at the Changi International airport terminal in Singapore. [Photo/VCG]

(CNN)With an on-site butterfly dome, cactus garden and four-story slide, Singapore's Changi airport regularly tops rankings of the best airports in the world.

But some travelers are taking a little too much of a shine to it.

The Singapore Police Force has issued a warning to residents not to "misuse" their boarding passes after a man was arrested for buying a ticket to walk his wife to the gate.

The misuse of boarding passes is an offense in Singapore, where transit areas are considered "protected places."

Anyone accessing the gate-side areas at Changi without intending to fly can be prosecuted under Singapore's Infrastructure Protection Act and fined up to S$20,000 or imprisoned for up to two years. Thirty three people have been arrested under the legislation in the first eight months of 2019.

Police said the 27-year-old bought a ticket purely to walk his wife to the gate and had "no intention to depart Singapore."

In a Facebook post they added that "passengers who enter the transit areas with a boarding pass should only be there for the purpose of traveling to their next destination."

If the idea that anyone would actively want to spend time in an airport sounds odd, you haven't flown through Singapore.

When Changi's new Jewel terminal opened in April, it made headlines around the globe for its 40-meter waterfall (the world's largest indoor one), a 14,000-square-meter Canopy Park, complete with a suspension bridge, topiary and mazes, and one of Asia's largest indoor gardens with 3,000 trees and 60,000 shrubs.

Overstaying your welcome in the terminal is a thing, here.

In 2016, a Malaysian man was jailed after he spent 18 days in Changi, forging boarding passes to gain entry to nine airport lounges. Shortly afterward, a couple was arrested for booking flexible tickets to gain access to the Changi shopping mall, where they bought an iPhone 7.

Other passengers have been known to book refundable tickets which they cancel before the flight takes off, having enjoyed the airport.

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Post time 2019-9-6 07:08:28 |Display all floors
Singapore-surprse, surprise.

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Mishao Post time: 2019-9-6 07:08
Singapore-surprse, surprise.

re: "Singapore-surprse, surprise."

Yes and NO...

I wish our freedom fighter-terrorists would mask up and give the same performance in Singapore's Changi airport or MTR stations... Singaporean government got that strange idea that public facilities were built for the people not for idiots waving US and UK flags and doing millions of $ in damage to such transport hubs...
    However; soft-hearted as I'm I'd would collect them with a free hearse after 2 lifetimes in Changi Prison.
Canadian  law bans the wearing of masks during a riot or other unlawful assembly.  Those convicted of it face up to 10 years in prison.

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emanreus Post time: 2019-9-9 13:40
re: "Singapore-surprse, surprise."

  Yes and NO...

Is there a ban on people carrying whatever flags they like in HK ?

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