JB, a popular hangout for Singaporeans. They do their grocery shopping, car washing, massage and feast on seafood there. That’s on top of visiting their relatives.
Johor is even rated the most dangerous city in the world in 2013
Recently, an article in a local Chinese newspaper stated the top 10 crime spots in that state. Have a read if you cross the causeway regularly!
Larkin Bus Terminal
A stone’s throw away from JB central, and a busy place with many people. This terminal has buses available where it can take you to Thailand Hatyai. Pickpockets are aplenty here.
Taman Johor Jaya
North side of JB got lots of shopping malls, eateries and hypermarts. But there have been cases of snatch theft, where masked motorists await to scoop valuables before making a quick dash.
A 47-year-old woman lost her handbag, which was snatched by a motorcycle robber. She lost about S$2000. Few days later, a similar case happened, and again it was a woman, who suffered limb and head injuries.
This area has lots of shopping, restaurants and night clubs. Cars have been known to be stolen.
Petrol station near customs
Robbers have also stationed themselves there, to prey on your valuables. So be extra careful.
Be careful when you stop at a red light junction. Some robbers will fly past, smash your window and rob you on the spot.
This district near the sea also got some fine restaurants. Just last month, a 44-year-old Chinese woman was robbed by two motor robbers. While struggling, a sharp object was thrusted into her back. She lost her life.
A 31-year-old woman was robbed while sitting inside a bus! She was dragged down and robbed of her handbag! She suffered some injuries.
It is not safe here, where manholes and wiring have been stolen as they are made of copper and can be resold for a price. Some robberies have also been recorded.
Taman Sri Tebrau, Jalan Keris
This is a popular spot for Singaporeans. A Singaporean couple went there for bak kut teh, but lost their Honda car within 15 minutes!