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Is Singapore a Safe or Dangerous Country?Singapore is the 6th safest country in the world, based on the safest and most dangerous countries ranking. After Japan Singapore is the safest country in Asia. Violent crimes against tourists almost don’t exist. The top list of crimes in Singapore leads petty crimes, including pickpocketing. It does occur at the airport, areas frequently visited by tourists and public transport. The main area of concern for a newcomer is scams. Widely known the property rental scams. Be aware of con artists, which pretends to be a landlord, they try to offer a property for a rent on different websites, therefore think twice, before renting an accommodation through untrustworthy resources. Avoid making large payments in cash and be sure that before signing the contract all sides are verified. Using the services of only accredited agents is highly recommended. Be aware of unscrupulous retailers, if you feel pressured into purchasing goods, leave the store. Choose reputable and official resellers of the electronic equipment.
Singapore vicinities and neighborhoods
Kampong GlamThe most colorful area. This is an ideal spot to come at night, as everything become alive. The smell of shisha and kebabs are everywhere. Following common sense, this neighborhood is absolutely safe.
Little IndiaPerfectly safe area, the only danger each tourist can enforce is a pickpocketing, particularly on Sunday, when its narrow streets are especially overcrowded.
ChinatownThe best place for a cheap food and even cheaper souvenirs. Be aware of pickpockets.
GeyLangGenerally, Singapore doesn’t have a seedy image, but Geylang does. It is a red light district. Probably, an excellent spot for good cheap food and fragrant durians. However, avoid this area during the day if you are with small kids and its no-go area for adults after the sun fall as well. It is no the central area; thus you are likely to walk accidentally into.
Orchard RoadThe area along Orchard Road is a pickpocketing heart of the Singapore, numerous reports have been submitted to the police. Use common sense, never leave you belongings unattended, watch out for pickpockets and do not let to distract you.
Sim Lim Square (SLS)A very large retail complex, that had been built in 1987. It is poorly known for scams. The chances to buy counterfeit goods are very high. Of course, not all the tenants of the SLS are fraudulent, but if you feel pressured into purchasing goods, leave the shop. Other areas of concern: Piracy occurs in the coastal areas around Singapore. Mariners should take appropriate precautions.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Singapore is a very safe country on average – some parts are very safe, others are very dangerous. It is ranked 6th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
As a frequently visited tourist destination, the risks of petty crimes exist. Pick-pocketing might be a problem, though using common sense and following high degree of cautions, will almost eliminate chances of being robbed. Excessive vigilance in all public place is recommended.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Singapore is a safe country in terms of mugging and kidnapping.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
Generally, all scams in the country are the rental scam or scams in the electronic shops. Choosing trustworthy and well-known agent of the electronic retailer, you completely decreasing the chances of being scammed. Don’t make any prepayments from abroad for a renting apartment, until you are fully insured about the safety of transaction and trustworthiness of the landlord or an agent.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
All public transport of Singapore is well maintained. The risk on the roads is very low. While sailing or renting the boat, be aware of the piracy near the coastal areas around Singapore.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There is a risk of the earthquakes. The monsoon season can bring heavy rains and strong winds. The monsoon season is from December to March and June to September.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Terrorism is a threat around the world. Risks of terrorism in Singapore is moderate. Watch out for suspicious activity and unattended belongings.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
While Singapore is generally safe for women, constant prudence is highly recommended.