Malaysia home to four of Asia’s most dangerous cities

More people are travelling than ever before, and because of that it’s more important than ever to keep safe. Word Atlas recently reviewed the top 10 most dangerous cities in Asia and turns out, four of them are just across the cause way in Malaysia.

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So why are these cities so dangerous?

Johor Baharu, Malaysia

At number 10, Johor Baharu is home to not just a good exchange rate, but a hub of criminal activities. Chinese newspaper Shin Min Daily News had compiled a list of the top ten crime zones including Larkin Bus Terminal that is infamous for its pickpockets. Also in the list are  Taman Johor Jaya and Taman Sentosa are shopping zones that snatch thefts by robbers on motorcycles.

Last August, a thief stole a Singapore car under 10 seconds at Tebrau city, a popular shopping mall in Johor Baru.

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Klang, Malaysia

Located about 30 kilometers  to the west of Kuala Lumper is Klang, the fifth most dangerous Asian city, according to the list. Today, there are a large number of criminal gangs reported to be operating in Klang. Violent clashes among these gangs are quite frequent.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Petaling Jaya, ranked third most dangerous city in Asia is a major Malaysian city originally developed as a satellite township for Kuala Lumpur. It is located in the Petaling district of Selangor.Petaling Jaya has a thriving businesses community, which is probably by criminals are attracted to it. Earlier in January, it was revealed that Petaling Jaya has the highest crime rate in Selangor.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital, is also the second most dangerous city in Asia. While there are millions or tourists and businessmen who visit the city each year, there are also lots of crime. There is a high crime rate against foreigners and snatch thefts are a common sight on the streets.

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Travel safely on your next trip to Malaysia. You can still have a good time if you be careful.

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With reference to World Atlas