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How much safe the place is?

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How much safe the place is?


I am a student from UK and going to Kualalampur for a conference. I wanted to visit any of the islands in MY and Langkawi just blew my mind. So I booked tickets there. However, during filling in the form of insurance coverage from university, I came to know that UK government does not approve this place to be a very safe place to go. So if I want to visit, I shall get my coverage for Kuala lampur and not for Langkawi. Well since I already booked my tickets, I am surely going! I just wanted to know how this places for a traveller from foreign? Kindly let me know if any proper medicine/ vaccination can be considered? Is this a place where normally many tourists go, or it is just for locals? Thanks a lot.

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Leeds, United...
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for Langkawi, Langkawi District
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1. Re: How much safe the place is?


I spend quite a lot of time on Langkawi and it is very safe indeed. There are numerous tourists visiting from many different countries without a problem and you will have no problems either.

As for what injections you may need, then you should seek the advice of your GP as we do not know your medical history or what injections you have had previously.

Oh and BTW it is Kuala Lumpur or KL for short, not Kualalampur.

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2. Re: How much safe the place is?

Thank you :) only UK FCO not covering the insurance for this place wondered me a bit, but now I feel there is no issues. I am very excited for my trip to Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi. :)

Petaling Jaya...
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3. Re: How much safe the place is?

There is no FCO travel advisory for Langkawi. Don't know where you got that from.

Kuala Lumpur...
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4. Re: How much safe the place is?

Hi. I believe you might mistaken Langkawi with Lankayan. There is a mention of Langkayan Island which is part of islands on the east coast of Sabah.

Penang Island...
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for Penang, Penang Island, George Town, Tanjung Bungah, Batu Ferringhi
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5. Re: How much safe the place is?

Lol - I think you have misread the FCO site and are confusing Lankayan with Langkawi!

See https:/…malaysia

Isle Of Wight
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6. Re: How much safe the place is?

Ok...I also believe you have got your Islands mixed up. Langkawi has got to be one of the safest most laid back places in the world.

Travel insurance is not usually city specific. You maybe should broaden your search for a suitable policy.

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7. Re: How much safe the place is?


Thank you all. And yes you are right I have confused with the two names. So lame of me! And now I am absolutely sure that I can be safe and amazed by this place. I would upload my review after coming back :)

Melbourne, Australia
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8. Re: How much safe the place is?

A you live in the U.K where there are more safety concerns in relation to terrorism you will find the island of Langkawi peaceful and safe.

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