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Honest Krabi cabbie returns wallet to Hungarian tourist

Mar 01. 2017
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By The Nation

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A taxi driver in Krabi province on Wednesday returned a wallet containing Bt50,000 in cash to the Hungarian tourist who forgot it in his cab.

The wallet was handed over at the provincial tourism office in the presence of Suriyan Narongkul, Krabi’s Muang district chief, and representatives from relevant government agencies. 

On February 11, cabbie Dulrae Senhanuman was cleaning his taxi at the end of his shift and found the wallet in the back seat. He had just dropped two Hungarian tourists off at the airport. His normal route is between Ao Nang and Krabi Airport. 

Upon finding the wallet, Dulrae called on the tourism office to find the two Hungarians, only to learn later they were in Koh Samui and were about to fly back home. So, they had their friend retrieve the wallet, which also contained several credit cards and 7,000 notes in the Hungarian currency. 

“I’m very happy to have had a hand in making our society better and building more confidence for tourists to come visit our country,” the cabbie said. 

Apichai Hiranyik, the Krabi tourism office director, hailed the driver for his honesty and for setting a good example on fellow taxi drivers. 

“He has created a good image for tourism in Krabi and for the country overall. He is an honest person and has integrity. This should be an example for others, especially those in tourism circles,” he said.  

 

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