The Malaysian paradise of Kuala Lumpur is a favourite tourist destination among international jet setters.
Accident Advice Helpline has been dealing with claims for accidents on holiday for many years now and in that time, we have amassed a knowledge that help to keep you safe when enjoying the vibrant and electric nightlife in Kuala Lumpur.
Pickpockets and thieves
Although Kuala Lumpur is a fantastic place, pickpocketing and robberies are commonplace. It is important to remain vigilant at all times and keep your eyes open for any suspicious activity. Some thieves may approach you as you are using an ATM so it’s important not to speak to any strangers after withdrawing cash for your night out.
Taking a taxi
If you are travelling to and from your hotel on a night out, it’s important to use a trusted and regulated taxi firm. Ensure that any taxi you step into has a meter, do not agree a fare before entering a taxi as this may increase exponentially as you reach your destination. Some taxi drivers will see tourists as easy marks.
Drugs are routinely offered at low prices to try and entice tourists into taking illegal substances. Drugs are extremely harmful to your health and can result in serious injuries and health problems. In addition to the negative health aspects regarding drugs, the possession, use and trafficking of drugs in Malaysia is punishable by the death penalty.
Smoking is bad for your health. However, in addition to just being bad for your health, smoking is banned in almost all public places and premises in Malaysia. If you are caught smoking in a public place, you could be liable to pay a fine.
Accident abroad? Contact Accident Advice Helpline
If you’ve been involved in an accident abroad within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline can help you to pursue a claim for travel accident compensation, even if the accident occurred outside the UK. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information. Our freephone lines are open 24/7 and our advisors are friendly and professional. Alternatively, you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test.
Any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice