A few days ago, I started a thread about a hit and run woman driver and one of the responses was from someone from Hawaii who sounded (maybe quite rightly) quite disillusioned about the Singapore character of not wanting to help others in need, and only willing to stand around and pass comments while waiting for official help to arrive.
Just the other day, an Englishman wrote to the Straits Times about an encounter of his with an extraordinary act of kindness from a Singaporean.
He had just arrived from KL and had withdrawn S$500 from an ATM at the airport.
It was only when he was in a taxi heading towards the city that he realised that he had not taken his money.
Now, where on earth would someone finding cash return it to the rightful owner?
Give it to the authorities anywhere in this region and it will disappear straight away into the government official's (police, airport staff etc.) pocket in a flash.
However, he called the airport and would you believe it, someone had returned the money.
So, Hawaiisg, maybe we are not all rotten like the woman driver.
Have a nice day