Is Malaysia safe? Malaysians friendly?
Most travelers comment on the friendliness and hospitality of Malaysians. It really is exceptional.
Malaysia is not only friendly, it is one of the safest countries worldwide and absolutely safe to travel to any part of the country.
Even though Malaysia is relatively safe, the only crime-free place is heaven, so here are things to watch:
STREET CRIME: It has begun to grow in the big, particularly in tourist areas: pickpockets and bag-snatchers. Defense is the same anywhere: wear your purse/bag strap over your chest (not just dangling from your shoulder) and hold your bag close.(read more on street crimes)
Women travelers should be sensitive to local customs and attitudes.
You must answer this question to fit your personal tolerance for risk. If you believe the statistics and look at it rationally, you’ll probably go. If you’re going to worry about safety a lot while you’re there, the worry may make your trip less pleasant, and so you probably shouldn’t go.
Many governments post detailed security notices on the Internet. These are useful reading if you are concerned about safety when you travel:
- US Department of State’ s Consular Information Sheet
- UK Foreign & Commowealth Office
- Canada Department of Foreign Affairs
- Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade