Woman, 53, who 'don't like S'pore' fined S$300 for eating at Changi Airport food court

The woman left T4 after being issued with the fine.

Zhangxin Zheng | April 16, 2020, 11:05 AM

A one-minute video showing an uncooperative elderly woman at Changi Airport has been making its rounds since Monday (April 13).

The video has since garnered over 10,000 shares in three days.

Uncooperative woman at Changi Airport

In the video, the woman, sitting with her arms crossed, was telling the police officer that she "does not like Singapore" and she "wants to leave Singapore".

The woman also repeatedly asked if the police officer was trying to "detain" her despite the police officer explaining that she was just trying to enforce the Covid-19 law.

"This is not about detaining or not detaining you. This is about Covid-19, everyone is doing the same thing," the police officer explained to the woman.

Woman fined S$300 for breaching safe distancing rules

In response to Mothership's query, the Police confirmed that they received a call for assistance from a staff member of a food court located at Changi Airport Terminal 4 (T4) on April 13, at 1:41pm.

Upon arrival, the Police found out that a 53-year-old woman had continued to consume her food at a table inside the food court, despite being advised repeatedly by the food court staff that she was not allowed to do so under the elevated safe distancing measures.

The woman left the food court before the Police arrived.

The Police subsequently located the woman at T4 Arrival Hall, and issued her with a composition fine of S$300 for breaching safe distancing rules under the Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020.

She was advised to adhere to the measures and left the terminal thereafter.

Top photo via screenshot of Facebook video by Willy Lai