Taxi find highlights dangers of carrying cash around

The dangers of carrying large quantities of cash around while on holiday have been highlighted by a bizarre tale in Singapore.

A taxi driver discovered a bag that contained almost $900,000 in the back of his car, the Straits Times reports.

He took it to ComfortDelGro's lost-and-found office and it was eventually given back to its rightful owner – an unnamed Thai couple.

Although this is a very unusual situation and it is hard to imagine anybody walking around with such a huge sum of cash, it does highlight how easy it is to lose your money.

Not all taxi drivers will be as honest as this Singaporean and many people who lose their overseas travel money are highly unlikely to see it again.

This is why it is worth buying a prepaid travel card, as these can be cancelled if they get lost or stolen.

They are also useful for travellers who have a tight budget to stick to, as they can load as much money on to the plastic as they wish.

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