Sia Ka Khan is a 70 year old taxi driver in Singapore and he is now being dubbed a hero. This is because a Thai couple left around £565,000 in the back of his taxi and he returned it to the lost and found office.
The couple had left the money in a black bag on the back seat. Sia came across the money after he had already dropped them off at a shopping centre. It contained the equivalent of $1.1 million Singapore dollars.
As a result of his good deed and the money being returned safely back to the couple that was on holiday he got a reward from them, this was an undisclosed amount. He will also be given a reward from his company ComfortDelGro for providing a good service. This should definitely help when it comes to renewing his private hire insurance.
Mr Khan said, “When I saw the money, I though, trouble is here. I was sure there was at least $200,000 in the bag.” He took the bag straight to the lost and found office and his colleagues counted the contents and discovered the value was considerably more than he had first thought.
He continued, “The money is unimportant to me. It doesn’t belong to me, so how can I use it?”
After the couple discovered the money was missing, they went to the companies office and Sia was already there waiting for them.
A spokeswoman for the company, Tammy Tan said, “Finding one million dollars in cash is not an everyday affair and in fact, we wonder how many people would have possibly been tempted to pocket it.
“We are immensely proud of him and are glad that the passengers recovered their money.”