Suvarnabhumi taxi driver returns THB90,000 cash to Hong Kong man

After a Suvarnabhumi taxi driver conned two Swissmen out of a THB6,000 fare earlier this week, here is a story about an honest taxi driver that reminds us there are still some kind-hearted cabbies in Bangkok.

Wattana Pornkongkaew yesterday returned a bag containing HKD20,000 (THB90,662), THB860, credit cards and a passport to a Hong Kong man.

The passenger, identified as Huang Xuepeng, immediately hugged Wattana when he showed up at his hotel on Sukhumvit soi 26.

Wattana said he picked up the man from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, but Huang got out of the car before arriving at his hotel because of the traffic, which meant Wattana didn’t know where exactly he was staying.

When Wattana spotted Huang’s bag on the backseat of his car, he immediately contacted officials at Suvarnabhumi Airport to help him track down the passenger. Fortunately Huang had also been in touch with staff at the airport, who arranged a meeting between the tourist and taxi driver.

Huang promised he would tell people in Hong Kong how honest Thai taxi drivers are.

Wattana received a certificate and some souvenirs from Suvarnabhumi Airport as a reward for his honesty, Thairath reported.

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