Malaysian not tempted, turns in $1,000 spotted at Singapore ATM

It is not often that we withdraw $1,000 from the ATM, let alone find one grand lying at an ATM.

One Malaysian man, having seen an ATM user rush off to catch an MRT train, decided he should attempt to reunite the stack of $50 notes with its rightful owner.

Photographer Jackson Lee, 32, turned in the cash at Yishun North Neighbourhood Police Centre yesterday evening (Dec 2), and shared the incident on Facebook, stating that the money was now with the police.

The post on Facebook group TrafficReportJBS has garnered 2,400 shares and 3,000 reactions as of 3pm Monday (Dec 3).

The incident happened on Thursday (Nov 29) at around 9pm at Admiralty MRT station, when Lee was shuttling between Johor Bahru, where he lives, and Singapore, where he works.

In the police report, he noted the owner of the $1,000 to be a “tan-skinned man”. He tried chasing after him but failed to locate him.

“The money isn’t mine, so I didn’t keep it,” Lee told AsiaOne rather matter-of-factly.

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