Over the following week, as his fiancée proudly wore a $9 (£5.50) Wal-Mart ring on her engagement finger, Mr Ng and a friend cut through brambles with machetes, searching for the camera bag.
“We had maps and a very clear plan of all the ground we needed to cover,” said Mr Ng.
After seven arduous days of searching the three-mile-square area, they found the camera bag. The only thing still inside it was the £2,000 ring.
Don’t bother buying lottery tickets in the future, Mr. Ng. You’ve used up your quota of blind luck.