Tian initially estimated the loot at more than $200,000 SGD. However, back at the central, the department of lost items announced that the bag actually contained $1.1 million SGD, the equivalent of about $900,000 CAD!
Incredibly, Tian returned all the money to its rightful owners, a couple from Thailand. ''I don't care about the money; it doesn't belong to me. What would I do with it?'' he reportedly told The Straits Times.
Tian ended up getting a monetary reward from the couple for his good deed.
A similar story happened in 2009, with a Singapore cab driver returning $377,000 SGD worth of ingots to their owners.