Bangkok, 26 October, 2018 – A taxi driver found and returned a rucksack with 160,000 Baht in cash and a passport to a Chinese tourist in Bangkok today.
The taxi driver, Mr. Weera Ngamchaluai, reported finding the rucksack in his taxi to JS100 Radio, Thailand’s popular traffic news organisation, saying it may belong to a Chinese tourist whom he had taken to the Town in Town area. He added that he had opened the bag and found some medicine, two purple shirts, a Chinese notebook and a large amount of cash. He returned the rucksack and its contents at the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Head Office this afternoon.
Mr. Liang Luyong was so delighted to get his bag, cash, passport and other belongings back. He realised the bag was missing after arriving at the Town in Town Hotel. The hotel staff helped contact the Department of Land Transport’s Hotline 1584 and Bangkok Taxi Cooperative but was unable to locate the taxi. Mr. Liang Luyong thanked the taxi driver for contacting JS100 Radio to return the bag to him.
Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for Marketing Communications of TAT praised Mr. Weera for his good deed. “His honest gesture helps strengthen the image of Thais as a good host to all tourists, and the genuine Thai hospitality as well as displays the true nature of Thais as being friendly and kind-hearted.”