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  • There is a treat from insurgency in Malaysia. Tourists must be very careful especially when in crowded spots and other tourist spaces. They must be updated with current information about the security situation.
  • If not mandatory, going away from the east coast of Sabah is not advised as some foreigners were kidnapped there in the past.
  • Though violent crimes are not usual, theft is common. They usually occur in crowded places such as airports and other tourist spots. Take care of all belongings and never leave them unattended.
  • Political marches and protests must be avoided at all cost as they have a tendency to turn violent.
  • Storms are common in the country from October till the month of February. It leads to floods.


Emergency contact numbers in Malaysia:

  •  Police contact number in Malaysia: 999
  •  Ambulance number in Malaysia: 999
  •  Fire brigade number in Malaysia: 999


NOTE: Please refer to trusted sources of news in Malaysia and consult travel agents for latest and updated information before visiting Malaysia.

Also Read: Health tips to consider while visiting Malaysia

Last update on February 2, 12:49 pm by Nidhi S.