With an on-site butterfly dome, cactus garden and four-story slide, Singapore's Changiairport 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 boardingpasses 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 prosecutedunder Singapore's Infrastructure Protection Act and fined up to $20,000 or imprisoned for up totwo years. Thirty three people have been arrested under the legislation in the first eightmonths of 2019.
Police said the 27-year-old bought a ticket purely to walk his wife to the gate and had "nointention to depart Singapore."
In a Facebook post they added that "passengers who enter the transit areas with a boardingpass 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'tflown through Singapore.
When Changi's new Jewel terminal opened in April, it made headlines around the globe for its40-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 indoorgardens 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 passesto gain entry to nine airport lounges. Shortly afterward, a couple was arrested for bookingflexible 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 theflight takes off, having enjoyed the airport.