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Be aware pick-pocketing
Penang is generally considered a safe travel destination and crimes against tourists are uncommon. There are incidents of petty crime however, particularly in areas that are popular with tourists and at major transportation centres including the airport and bus terminals. Purse-snatching and pick-pocketing are the most frequently-reported occurrences.
It's recommended that you exercise normal safety precautions such as avoiding walking alone after dark and keeping valuable items concealed. It's also recommended that you use your hotel safe to store important travel documents, large amounts of cash and expensive jewellery.