August 31, 2008 by Daisy Rose
Avoid wearing valuable jewellery if you are taking public transportation or walking alone in the car park. You could be a prime target.
Try not to go to the cinemas alone to avoid being a target for sexual harassment or assault.
Cash in hand
Avoid going to the ATM alone especially if you are withdrawing a substantial amount of cash. Try to go with a friend and always be aware of your surroundings.
While driving, please do not show “the finger” when you are stressed out. This could lead to violence or road bullying because you do not know who you are dealing with.
Taking the lift
If you are working late, avoid sharing the lift with a man. This may lead to sexual harassment or other criminal acts.
If you smoke inside the car, do not completely wind down your window and rest your arm on it.
When driving, do not put your handbag / laptop on the passenger seats, whether in front or at the back.
Poorly lit areas
Avoid dark or poorly lit streets and alleys even if it means taking a longer route to your destination.
Walking on the street
Walk on the opposite side of the road where you can see traffic coming towards you. Do not listen to your iPod/walkman while walking because you’ll be “shut out” from your surroundings and become an easy target.
Don’t use your handphone while walking on the street. This makes you an easy target.