Malaysia Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by machomikemd

Malaysia Warnings and Dangers

  • Theft & Pickpocketing

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    Malaysia is a great place but you just need to open your eyes at times and be aware of your own surrounding when walking around. If you planning to withdraw money at an ATM rather use the ATMs inside the bank and avoid stand alone ATMs @ the shopping Malls. I withdrew money on one of the Stand alone ATM @ the mall and immediately after leaving...

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  • Don't temper with the wild monkeys

    Penang Warnings and Dangers

    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 summit, be warned that monkeys are around and, of course, they'll be on the look out for any food.

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  • Taxi Driver Scams

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    This is my true account of how I got ripped off by 2 taxi-drivers in KL. Story with photos: http://antsperspective.blogspot.com/2012/12/getting-ripped-off-by-2-taxi-drivers-in.html In December 2012, I was traveling in Kuala Lumpur for 8 days. Most parts of the trips were good and pleasant. Except my experience with the taxi drivers there. For...

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  • How safe is the seawater

    Penang Warnings and Dangers

    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 within those waters. How did I know that? I got stung in the butt here once when I was stayed here at Golden Sands Resort once. Needless to say, I...

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  • Scams & Confidence Tricksters

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    Please do not purchase tickets online from unofficial online Petronas Towers ticket Vendors as you probably will be refused entry. Please read the information in the link and buy through the official site. http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/#

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  • Mosquitoe bites

    Penang Warnings and Dangers

    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 850m-above-sea-level-Penang Hill might be a good idea. But be warned, there are other tropical delights there! I caught sight of a little green fella when I...

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  • Traffic & Roads

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    Traffic Jam is a norm to people living in Kuala Lumpur. In the 80s and 90s, you could hear honking from drivers to show frustration especially during rush hours. Nowadays, people don't bother to honk because they understand that honking does't help to stop the traffic jam. This does not mean that people are nicer or well-manner on the road,...

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  • Dodgy People

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    There are these orange robed monks (Buddist?) that I find in Bukit Bintag and KLCC. Nearly every time I go to KLCC they approach me . Their MO is to hand me a shiny gold colored card. They are very gentle about this, with a smiling open face, and it seems harmless enough to accept the token But then they want some money. If you hand them RM1-RM5...

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  • Weather, Climate & The Environment

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    The night view of Eye On Malaysia may be stunning and beautiful, and during a clear night the view of KLCC & city is clearly seen. A walk along or seats beside the lake to enjoy the view is the best way to enjoy the night besides riding on the wheel. Unless you are on a day time visit, otherwise mosquitoes is an annoying trouble to counter, and...

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  • Toilets & Sanitation

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    The horror of public toilets. OK - the public toilets around the world are notorious for being disgustingly dirty and unhygienic; so smelly that you need oxygen masks just to enter. They are so bad that you are taking personal risks just to do a quickie/emergency pee-pee. AND don't even think about doing a big poo-poo job in these public...

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  • Banned Items & Activities

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    There are so many places to buy fake designer watches in KL that it is amazing. The area around Chinatown seems to have the highest concentration. Man, they look good. The price typically starts at RM300-300 which you can easily get down to sub RM100 by walking away a few times. However, anywhere near Bukit Bintang or KLCC you may be approached...

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  • Drugs

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    I read this sign in some night clubs and stuff saying not to do drugs here in Malaysia as if you are caught with the drugs on you , you will face the death penalty. I guess if I saw these sign put up for the public to see in the night club then I guess its best just to abide by the law instead of seeing yourself get the death penalty.

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  • Delinquent Primates

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    If you go up the stairs, you can meet a lot of long tailed-macaque monkeys and if you have peanuts with you, they'll climb to you as I won't consider recommending. You might fall though. You can take photo's of them, carrying their babies for the peanuts. There are locals in the entrance, who will approach you to buy peanuts! These monkeys are...

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  • Smelly Fruit

    Kuala Lumpur Warnings and Dangers

    l have tried and tried to eat durian, but every time the smell drives me away, its like a mixture of cheese, sweaty socks and a few other things you dont want me to mention there are signs in most hotels during the durian season forbidding the fruits inside

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  • Stairway to Heaven?

    While driving on the outskirts of the town I saw this huge, never ending set of stairs climbing it's way up to the top of a very high hill--maybe a mountain. At the bottom of the stairs was a bus stop. I asked what the stairs lead to and was told that it took people up to their village. I couldn't imgaine doing that twice a day to and from school...

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  • Wild monkeys.

    To a european like me, monkeys are generally associated with being fun animals and so they are at times.But they can also be aggressive little buggers who bite you and steal your stuff.In Malaysia you have many of them.In some parts of the country they are in almost every tree along the roadside.While cycling through Malaysia i sometimes had 15-20...

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  • BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS AND BAG SNATCHERS

    MALAYSIA When travelling here in Malaysia be aware of your surroundings. There are some people here who look to tourists as "fair game" and a quick source of revenue...Like anywhere you travel be aware of crowded places such as markets, bus and railway stations. restaurants and bars and at the beach...in fact anywhere that crowds gather.. Don't...

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  • Be Watchful. You Drive Your Own Issues

    Common sense Acommon Travel rules as to where ever you go.#1. Don't go where you shouldn't go.#2. Follow the rule of law in the country that you reside.#3. Adhere to the rule of law from your home country.#4. Respect and "pre-" read up on the culture(s).#5. Gain some familiarity with the country's national language prior to your trip.#6. Practice...

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  • The Penan: Promises broken...

    By Gail Saari.(Adaptation)The Penan are the most traditional and nomadic of Borneo's tribes. The Penan people as a whole number approximately 10,000. A mere 400 have managed to retain their completely nomadic style of life. The rainforest they have depended upon for thousands of generations is now allocated as logging concessions to wealthy and...

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  • Eagle Coach Sdn Bhd SUCKS

    yesterday, 27nov10, 3.30pm. i was on the eagle coach sdn bhd from penang to kl by PJE8831. guess what? at 3.40pm after 5 minutes traveled from the bus stations, my bag with another 2 other bags suddenly dropped off from the bus onto the road because the bus driver did not close the bag compartment carefully. after 1 hour waiting at the side of the...

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  • Human Trafficking

    I was surprised to see this sign at the airport in Langkawi, but even more surprised by a conversation I had with three colleagues from Malaysia and Singapore. Two of them have maids; one from Indonesia and one from the Phillapines. The third was a single male who whispered to me that the practice was somewhat like legalized human trafficking. In...

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  • Highways - before and after a long...

    If you are planning to take a bus or taxi to your holiday destination, just make sure you avoid travelling on days leading up to a long holiday weekend, or on the last day of it. The traffic jams on our interstate highways are CRAZY. Todays news is a good example... a 47.5km jam!!!http://www.bernama.com/bernama/v5/newsgeneral.php?id=527789

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  • Konsortium Coach Service is deplorable!

    Buying a coach ticket from the main coach terminal in KL has always been a pleasant experience, especially with legion of coach companies that are always eager to offer the best price to attract customers like me. However, I notice some selling agents on top of selling seats provided by their own companies, are also selling seats belonging to...

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  • Card game scam - KL

    In brief:- you get invited to a house for a meal- you get shown how to play a card game and win- you play cards and win for a while, but before you can continue and collect, you are asked to show you can cover the bet by providing cash- then you lose...The stories that support all this are extremely well delivered and researched, so it would be...

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  • Roadside Dining

    It is said that Malaysians like open air dining - ie when it is not raining in the evenings/nights... It is unlike open air cafes in European towns where tables are placed on verandahs... In many Malaysia towns, shop owners will occupy day-time car parking lots for the purpose... When this is not kept in check, like the current situation, shop...

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  • Don't do drugs in Malaysia

    If you are offered recreational drugs, don't be tempted! There have been cases where tourists were trapped and got into trouble because of this stupidity! The drug laws of Malaysia is hard and make sure to abide by their laws.

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  • The world's most Speed bump country

    I am starting to believe this, that my country has the most Speed bumps in the whole world. You may not want to believe me because you, as tourists, are not driving, especially not driving at the residential area in this country.Some of the residential area has had this self-made Speed bumps, built probably by the residents to reduce speeding of...

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  • Unclean environment

    I'm afraid such unclean environment is a little overly common in this side of our planet, this phenomenon has since accepted by most of the non-foreigners, many years ago. We believe it is morally no good to show to our guests such an eyesore picture. Nonetheless, my advise to our dear tourists is, please do not walk too far away from the...

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  • TBS (Think Black Smokes)

    Look tourists, do you know what TBS is? Ok, vehicles that are half damaged or aging, will be sold to developing countries to recondition and use, to use until perhaps the next millennium. So, when you visit Malaysia, you can enjoy some of these semi-antique machines and they are in countless numbers, although old, they still moving fast and many of...

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  • swimming with crocs in malaysia...

    croc attacks are very very rare n will make front headlines on the news should it occur. but it doesnt mean it cant happen. There are crocodiles in the some rivers. But the crocodiles wont get too close to places where there are many people. crocs usually go for us humans if they're injured, too old to hunt, depleted source of food or us too close...

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  • Shuttle Bus

    Careful not t miss the free resort shuttle. Sometimes the resort staff are "helpful" to get you a cab. But is actually a private car. Shuttle may not travel to schedule notices..do check with staff.

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  • Perestrians Beware

    If you are on foot, Keep in mind that Malaysian drivers will very seldom let pedestrians cross the road, even at pedestrian crossings - you should consider them non-existent. So, either wait for traffic lights to turn red or rush across the street - don't expect cars to slow down for you.

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  • Reading food menus in Malay

    It can be difficult to work out sometimes. If you're in a populated and modern city like KL, or in Penang or Langkawi, usually you can get someone to explain what's in the food that you want to order, but sometimes people don't speak English.So as a guide, here are some translations of common ingredients and other words:Mee - Noodles, the yellow...

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  • Hepatitis A!

    You should get your Hepatitis A vaccine (if you're not already immune to HAP), a month in advance at least. I think its very important. Then I think generally you're pretty safe to eat at most places. I didn't have any stomach aches from eating at night markets, and they had good food.

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  • Restrooms - for those in need

    For those at MidValley area, do check out the restrooms at The Gardens. They are pleasant with nice ambiance and a modern fresh look (check out the pink walls!) Besides nice wash basins, they also have those modern automated hand dryers that you get in Tokyo restrooms, but unfortunately, I found that most people here don't seem to know how to use...

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  • Toilet Woes

    The Malaysian public toilets are generally not the best. If you are a tourist, you may take a while for you to get used to it.The better toilets will be at 5 star hotels and certain upmarket shopping complexes, such as Lot 10, Starfill and KLCC. KLCC has a pay toilet and one more than is free. The ones where you have to pay are far cleaner.The...

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  • Thumbs Up for Automated toilets

    Thumbs up for automatic toiletsSaturday December 23, 2006By CHOW HOW BANFINALLY, Kuala Lumpur has automatic toilets like those in other major cities in the world. Since the opening of two of the 12 units on Wednesday, many users have given their thumbs up to the new facilities. However, many voiced their fears that the top-notch facility would be...

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  • Women tourists were attacked in KL...

    Here is a forum posting taken partly from thorntree.lonelyplanet.com* note: "Zouk" is a nightclub in Kuala LumpurPosted: 26 Aug 20072:02am Alert - Hate Crimes Against Foreign Women in Malaysia Recently, two expatriate women (US and Canada) were attacked in the middle of the dancefloor at Zouk nightclub in Kuala Lumpur. They described their...

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  • June 19 2007 lack of religious freedom

    The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism said that it sent a note to the government last week to protest several recent court decisions that effectively compelled Malaysians born as Muslims to stay Muslims. "Our judges have divided the nation into two—Muslims and non-Muslims, that's the impression...

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  • June 14, 2007 Human Trafficking

    Malaysia's leader promised o­n Thursday to do everything possible to fight human trafficking, after the US blacklisted the country for allegedly not doing enough about the problem. "Certainly human trafficking is a crime, and that has to be stopped. We will do whatever we can" to halt it, Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi told reportAbdullah...

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  • Human Rights

    Moving on to crimes against women and domestic violence must have been a natural step in your activism? Yes. I was the chairperson of the campaign against domestic violence. It ultimately resulted in the "Domestic Violence Act". . Is migration of workers merely the poor seeking a livelihood in a more prosperous shore? I don't think it is that...

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  • Fight for rights: Irene Fernandez.

    31 December 2006 - IRENE FERNANDEZ, winner of the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (the Alternate Nobel Prize) was in Kochi recently. Daughter of pre-World War II migrant Malayalee parents, she is a campaigner for migrant worker, plantation workers and women's rights. Irene is also a trade union organiser, environmentalist and the central committee...

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  • Night or Day.

    As usual, you are dumb if you go in the dark alley (There's a lot of them in Malaysia) Avoid flashing your valuables out in the public, this will cause mouth watering scene to the unemployed rats. Do not take taxi, cab, teksi or kereta sewa if you are not familiar. Be sure to bargain for the price before use (insist on using meter) For kereta sewa,...

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  • DRUG TRAFFICKING

    Trafficking in illegal drugs carries the death penalty. Don’t go and ruin your vacation. You have been warned.

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  • Antisemitism imported from the Arabs

    At an international assembly of Moslems in Kuala Lumpur in 2002, the former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammed (who is half Indian, studied in Calicut medical college, I was told) betrayed his own susceptibility to Arab influences by holding Jews responsible for malaysias currency troubles and by standing on the sidelines as Sharia laws spread in his...

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