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Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificMalaysia · 1 decade ago

20 yr old female needs advice on visiting Malaysia alone.. someone please help.?

Hi, I'm a 20 yr old female planning to visit malaysia for two weeks. I dont have a huge budget so I wanna stay at a very cheap hotel and be able to visit as many places as I can. Is malaysia a safe country? Will I be ok there by myself?? How high are the crime rates? Is it safer to stay in the golden triangle or will I be ok somewhere like the tune hotel? I dont wanna spend too much but I also dont want to die/ get kidnapped/ raped on my trip so can soemone please help with where I should stay. Is tune hotel in a safe area?? Anything else I need to know? I havent decided when I want to go yet so please let me know before I make any reservations etc. Thanks!!

Update:

I dont mean that I dont have much money.. I do.. obviously if i'm flying down there from the US I can afford it.. its just that I'd rather spend money on shopping and food instead of a high end hotel..

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Malaysia's crime rate is lower than that of the US. And although the fashion trend of raping is on the rise, there are 6-7 rapes every day according to the official police statistics, rapists mostly target local girsls, and of local girls school girls are the most desired.

    Avoid dark lonely streets at night and you should be ok. I suggest you staying in bukit Bintang area in KL. There are lots of foreign tourists there, Aussies, Europeans, Arabs, Indians, Americans, so its a nice place to stay. Plus all that you need (shopping, eating) is within walking distance.

    You need to know about taxis: they will probably want to rip you off. Arrange the price first before getting into a cab. Another thing: don't criticise anything about Malaysia in front of a Malaysian. They can't take criticism. They really can't.

    I don't recommend you staying at a VERY cheap hotel. Find something in budget between RM70 - 100 (that's about 20 to 30 US Dollars). Those are nice, good enough. You can get a hotel for 10 $ per night but rather don't, it's disgustingly dirty with torn bedsheets and cocroaches.

    Another tip: don't trust any local man. Probably you're going to attract pervs so don't bother any sweet talks or "kind" help offers. Just ignore them and tell them to get lost. Not that all Malaysian men are pervs, no, but it's the perverts who approach girls and initiate empty talks to fulfil their perverse fantasies.

    Oh yes, don't trust Bangladeshis, Indians and Indonesians also. But most of them can't speak English so they won't bother you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Don't worry, there's enough money to spend if USD converted to RM. Things at Malaysia quite cheap, hotels and food are ok too. Don't worry.

    Just be careful if you're travelling alone. Anyway, Malaysia is still a safe country to be visit. I agree that crimes that involved with foreign travellers is less. Put your money and purse well, beware of pick pockets.

    Have a nice holiday~

  • azayi1
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    like other may says.. malaysia is a very safe place to visit..

    in fact there's a lot of tourist you can come across..

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    please take the regular precaution when you go anywhere in the world

    -avoid walking in the middle of the night alone.

    -avoid encounter with strangers or drink or whatever

    -avoid lonely backstreets

    i dont recal any tourist here die while visiting malaysia.the crime rate in malaysia is lower than US.. yeah rapist is everywhere & murder stories is just once a week.. but normally involve gangsters or upset wife of husband..

    tune hotel is ok... is a new hotel in the middle of Kuala lumpur..

  • 1 decade ago

    If you can show a picture of yourself, then probably you'll find out what's the answer about the crime rate and all. No offense but I think appearance plays an important role. Majority of Malaysians are friendly to foreigners. Since you are planning to spend your time at the Golden Triangle, I doubt anything would happen because that place is so crowded daily and I guarantee no one will even bother where you are from or what you are doing unless if you are intentionally looking for trouble.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You'll be fine, it's very safe here compared to Europe and the USA. Crime is very low here.....

    It's best to not go to a very cheap hotel. Pick something a bit better. But it would be a nice idea to go to a business hotel (Encassa, Quality Hotels, Impiana), they are in the best locations, cheaper and super service. Don't go to the typical tourist hotels (rennaisance, Sangri lah, etc...), they are often a long walk away from everything. TAxis are always trying to overcharge you.... Best would be Encassa hotel in the middle of China town, nice.....

    Oh, and mail me if you wanna know where to go out and all that. There's many expats in Kuala Lumpur....

  • 1 decade ago

    check with asiarooms.com and you will find something within your budget. it is quite safe just make sure that ur handbag is always in front of you. dont accept drinks or food from strangers. like wherever you are and all the necessary precautions that you take. you should be fine if you dont be overly friendly to strangers. find something in bukit bintang if u can afford it. tune hotel is alright plus there is a train station close by, good luck and have fun.

  • 1 decade ago

    To be honest, Malaysia is the most safe country to be visited by foreigner because the crime rate that involves foreigner is very very low .. it happens almost not every year .. so when there are one or two cases involving a foreigner, the news had overbroadcast the issue because it was a rare case. Malaysian normally respect foreigner especially European and Asian tourist very much because it make them proud.

    Should you need further assistant when you are in malaysia .. feel free to email (langkaugaris@yahoo.com) or YM me. I will be in Kuala Lumpur or Selangor

    Source(s): I'm a Legal Practitioner
  • 1 decade ago

    I don't live in Malaysia, but it's almost a rule to avoid traveling overseas alone, regardless of which country you're talking about. Nothing wrong with Malaysia, it's just not the best idea to travel to another country alone.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Personnal advise:

    is good with someone since you are girl (not only in Malaysia, but any place).

    Tune hotel is budget hotel in KL, (cost you very cheap compare to others hotel). --> www.tunehotel.com

    Is good also you familiar with KL place, this web map is useful for you to plan your trip: http://www.streetdirectory.com/malaysia/kl/travel....

    If you know someone in Malaysia or KL, is good to guide you around...

    Others Tips:

    Have your mobile phone roam with Malaysia Network.. if you feel roaming charge is expensive, consider to get a Malaysia mobile number (with free incoming call), just need to divert your US number to Malaysia mobile number.

    Source(s): If you need any help or more information, please do not hesitate to reach me at 88technologies@gmail.com
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you don't have much money and alone, it is BEST you reconsider your need to visit Malaysia... Those are the two foremost dangers of living in Malaysia even for Malaysians themselves.

    Hope this helps. I don't think there is a need for me to elaborate more over here... Its more like a common sense issue.

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