Tips from Singapore and Johor police

Mr Lim, 35, demonstrating how the men braked in front of his car to stop him from crossing the border.

- Never take shortcuts through dark, deserted places. Keep to well-lit areas with people and traffic.

- Pack your belongings in inconspicuous bags. Expensive bags can draw unnecessary attention.

- Clean out your wallet or purse before you go. Take only essential credit cards. Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.

- Don't display expensive jewellery, cameras and other items that might draw attention.

- Don't be distracted by strangers creating a commotion or accidentally spilling something onto you.

- Carry your purse close to your body. Carry your wallet in your front pocket.

- Park your vehicle in well-lit areas and in parking spaces where there is security.

- Use additional security equipment such as steering wheel locks, clutch and brake locks, disc locks, gear locks and audible alarm systems to Secure your vehicle. Johor police hotline: 07-221-2999

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