Malaysia Safety

In general Malaysia is very safe, with violent attacks being uncommon. The snatching of bags by thieves on motorcycles is a recurring crime in KL and Penang’s Georgetown, so keep bags away from the roadside in these areas. In seedy areas such as Ipoh and KL’s Golden Triangle, male travellers may be harassed to buy pirated porn DVDs, drugs or the services of prostitutes.

In the event of an emergency, please contact the respective departments listed below.

Police/Ambulance:Tel 999

Fire:Tel 994

Civil Defense:Tel 991