MALAYSIA - Keep an eye out for suspicious motorcyclists. Two Malaysians gave this piece of advice to those travelling to or living in Malaysia, as many crimes are committed by crooks on motorbikes.
Mr Jeremy Yeo, 55, who lives in Johor Baru, said: "Shootings, robberies, they are often done on motorbikes. It's easier to get away."As an old-timer, I'm quite careful and used to the situation. I can sense the places criminals will target, and how.We are careful when we visit the banks, or when we get out of our cars."
Another Malaysian, Mr Kevin Lee, 29, said his family is about to move into a condominium after three men, armed with two parangs, burst into their house and robbed them last year.
"Unless a landed property is gated, it's not safe," said the marketing manager, who is a Singapore permanent resident.
He added that their house had been burgled four times in 20 years.
The family are now careful with their wealth. They avoid buying expensive items and opt instead for low-key cars or handbags.