Kind Go-Jek driver returns lost wallet to hungry and scared Stomper, says: "This is Singapore"

Submitted by Stomper Jordan

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Stomper Jordan tried ride-hailing service Go-Jek for the first time on Wednesday (Dec 5) -- and it turned out to be one of his most memorable trips ever.

The journey from Kallang to Ang Mo Kio was a vibrant one where the driver shared interesting life lessons -- but that was just the tip of it.

Jordan, who took the ride at around 5.45pm, told Stomp: "I met this very kind uncle who was a prison warden before his retirement and had switched over to driving for Go-Jek.

"On the trip, he told me that to be human, you have to be down-to-earth and nice to everybody.

"I didn't realise that my wallet had fallen out of my pocket during the ride as payment was made through my card that was already saved in the app and I didn't have to use cash."

Jordan only noticed that his wallet was missing after alighting from the vehicle when he was buying food, and realised that it must have gotten left behind on the vehicle.

He said: "Straight away, I contacted Go-Jek and asked for the driver's phone number so that I could contact him.

However, the customer service was unable to accede to my request due to security reasons and said I had to wait 24 to 48 hours before they would contact me again.

"At that moment, I was alone, hungry and scared because I didn't know how to go home without any money or any cards."

Jordan said he decided to go on social media in hopes of locating the driver and fortunately, managed to find the latter's Facebook profile.

"Thank god," said the Stomper.

"I dropped the driver a message but he did not reply.

"Luckily, he was married to a wonderful woman who replied me and double confirmed with her husband about my lost wallet. She gladly provided me with his contact number.

"The driver brought my wallet all the way to the destination where he had dropped me off.

"I offered him petrol money but he rejected it and said, 'This is Singapore' in a proud manner.

Jordan, who bought the driver a drink instead, added: "He told me that he had also contacted Go-Jek from his side to get my number, but encountered the same issue due to security reasons.

"I'm very happy to have met this kind soul, thank you so much!"