Penang Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Don't temper with the wild monkeys

    I can't really say that I like monkeys too much. Yes, they're cute and everything but they're also very unpredictable and can attack even if not intimidated. When you exit the funicular at the hills...

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  • 2. How safe is the seawater

    Honestly speaking, the beach at Batu Ferringhi, Penang isn't quite what the tourist literature makes it up to be. The sandy portion is narrow, there are rocky outcrops everywhere and there's jellyfish...

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  • 3. Mosquitoe bites

    Penang is in the tropics so mossies are commonplace. And yes, what you heard is true, they don't bite the locals, only the tourists;p If you're thinking of escaping the mossies, going to the...

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  • 4. Haze hits Penang again

    18-6-2012 - PENANG is once again covered by thick haze, the haze continue to worsen since last sunday with the API climbing to as high as 84 around Seberang...

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  • 5. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

    Whenever the rain is heavy, most places are filled with knee-deep water and even higher. It is well-known some heavy bursts may cause flash flood (banjir). As...

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  • 6. Health Requirements - Vaccinations

    Don't risk your health! Better be prepared going away to the strange ... Especially hiking from place to place and stay in the jungle.Not required: Smallpox &...

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  • 7. Food & Drinks

    Food & drinks : >>>Take care, however donot get too paranoid when eating your delicious satay! Anything cooked is oowkee, like the vegetables. Just...

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  • 8. Death For Drugs!!!

    Ofcourse we knew not to bring some drugs to the Orient, even a "sniff" or "bon-bon" is a great risk!!! Though we did not expect when completing the form in the...

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  • 9. Walk with care

    After my meal, I take a walk through the crowded streets of Georgetown. It is a rare occasion when the streets are not crowded just with people, but with an...

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  • 10. Drug Dealers

    This is not a city full of landmarks, or must-see attractions. For the bulk of visitors, it is a place to indulge in digestive decadence. A place to relax by...

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  • 11. Women watch out!!!!

    women always ned to be on the lookout when out drinking here as it has been known that women and girls have been kidnapped from popular bar spots eg in 2005 2...

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  • 12. Pickpockets

    There is a quete good Pickpocket operating in Hin Bus 101, Komtar to Batu Feringhi (probable also in other buses). He looks like a middleaged Businessman, and...

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  • 13. Motorcyclists

    I was travelling with a girlfriend and we were walking from the Little India street to the main George Town street and we were circled by the same motorcyclists...

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  • 14. Where's the toilet paper?

    When you enter a toilet , get your toilet paper from the common toilet roll dispenser before you enter your cubicle. You may not get any toilet paper in the...

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  • 15. Snatching

    Beware, speacilly Female Travellers, do not walk on the deserted streets day or night, there are quite a few incidents reported that the Bag/Wallests of locals...

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  • 16. Watch your step

    Always keep your eye on where your feet are going. The pavements often abruptly stop and you could find yourself in an open drain. Also there are many obstacles...

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  • 17. Getting dizzy in the back seat

    If you are going round Penang Island, opt to drive or sit in front if you are prone to car sickness. The roads are windy though manageable.Another proactive...

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  • 18. Illegal parking ticket

    If you are driving, do not park illegaly at the popular eating places in Penang. You will quickly get a ticket. So why spoil your holiday, drop your family and...

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  • 19. Jellyfish in the waters

    Beware of jelly fish if you are swimming in the seas around Penang island. Apparently there are times when there are more jelly fish. Getting stung by one is no...

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  • 20. Reckless Drivers & Snatch-thieves

    Beware of:-Reckless drivers / riders - who'd simply dash your way. A scooter narrowly missed me even though I was standing on the pavement waiting to cross the...

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  • 21. Do not feed the Monkeys

    There are warning signs of fines and that it is an offence to feed the monkeys inside and around the Botanical Gardens but is largely ignored by some locals and...

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  • 22. Reverse parking in front of Gurney Plaza

    Parking at Gurney Drive (only those in front of Gurney Plaza) now on the coastal side are now diagonal slots which means you have to reverse park. It is OK...

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  • 23. Giant size pests

    While in Penang, you may encounter the giant size cockcroach, much bigger than the American cousin but apparently originate from USA. This species is dark brown...

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  • 24. Fake DVDs

    I know that most of you will take full advantage of the fake dvds on sale in penang so i would recommend the large DVD store in Batu Ferringhi. I bout 50 dvds...

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  • 25. Zebra Crossing

    Does this just happen in so-called developing world? The motorist don't observe the zebra crossings no more !! So pedestrians will have to be a bit more...

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