Souvenirs, anyone?

April 10, 2008 at 10:57 am | Posted in All, news, Travel | Leave a comment

Do you like to collect “souvenirs” when travelling? Like towels, soap and shampoos from hotels. Even coffee and teabags?

This natural inclination has gotten the better of two Pinoys in Hongkong when they got caught carrying the life jackets from a Cathay Pacific flight from Dubai.

A judge here Wednesday fined two Filipinos HK$2,000 (P10,700) each for taking with them life jackets from their Cathay Pacific flight from Dubai.

Tsuen Wan Principal Magistrate Andrew Ma imposed the fines on Edwin S. Antolin, 52, and Crisanto R. Ramos, 29, after they pleaded guilty to the charge of theft. The life jackets cost only HK$400 each.

Read full news article at Inquirer….

There is a law against taking a life saving equipment from a plane. And there are warning signs posted in the plane itself (usually at the back of the seat if I’m not mistaken). These travelers must have thought they can get away with it.

I wonder how many souvenirs they have taken from places they have been to?

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