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2012-11-21 -Short Attention Span Theater-
Singapore Cabbie Returns $900,000 to Thai Couple
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Posted by Fred 2012-11-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [271 views ]  Top

#1 Yeah, I always take about 900 grand with me on vacation. Walkin around money...
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-21 00:39||   2012-11-21 00:39|| Front Page Top

#2 No way. There are recording devices everywhere. A foreigner in China forgot his bag with a shitload of RMB in it in a cab, and he called my friend for help. Within an hour, they had the video recording from street surveillance of him being picked up and dropped off, the taxi's GPS records of its route, the driver's license, phone number, and home address. All this without a receipt to identify the taxi. I imagine Singapore has similar systems, though perhaps not so available to the public.
Posted by gromky 2012-11-21 00:44||   2012-11-21 00:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Singapore is remarkably crime free. I lived there for 7 years and crimes like burglary and mugging are very rare.

BTW, Singapore is the private banking center for SEA. I worked for several banks there and large cash deposits were common.
Posted by phil_b 2012-11-21 03:52||   2012-11-21 03:52|| Front Page Top

#4 #2 No way. There are recording devices everywhere. A foreigner in China forgot his bag with a shitload of RMB in it in a cab.....All this without a receipt to identify the taxi. I imagine Singapore has similar systems, though perhaps not so available to the public.
Posted by gromky


Probably a non-union cab company.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-21 04:06||   2012-11-21 04:06|| Front Page Top

#5 The murder rate is very low, about 1/10 ours. I did some quick research and found out that the execution to homicide rate is something like 1 in 2, compared to 1 in 100 in a "tough-on-crime" state like Texas. It probably helps that the cases I tracked on Wikipedia indicate that Singapore fast-tracks capital cases in the same way we used to do until the "reforms" of the 60's. From crime report to execution takes 3 to 4 years there. They take their deterrence seriously.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-21 13:56||   2012-11-21 13:56|| Front Page Top

#6 Wasn't some girl cain'ed in Singapore a few (or perhaps not quite as few) years ago for vandalizing cars?
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-11-21 14:18||   2012-11-21 14:18|| Front Page Top

#7 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Fricker
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay
Posted by Zhang Fei 2012-11-21 16:46||   2012-11-21 16:46|| Front Page Top

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