Scoot passenger Jiamin Han noticed bites on her arms and back following flights from Singapore to Hong Kong and back, while cinema patron Debra Low complained about the bugs at two of Golden Village’s cinemas.
Scoot has since apologised to Ms Han and said it is investigating the alleged incident, adding that it regularly cleans and disinfects its seats.
Golden Village, meanwhile, said it had blocked off the affected seats once it received Ms Low’s feedback. The company also shared that it hires a pest control unit that conducts monthly inspections for all its cinemas.
The problem of the blood-sucking critters has emerged in recent years, with website BedBug Central reporting that populations have multiplied since the 1990s.
They can now be found in almost every country and region. Here are some things to know about them.