Thailand "Most Dangerous Tourist Destination"

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Re: Thailand

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:23 pm

james1234 wrote:
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james1234 wrote:
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I want to move to Cambodia and it seems to me that outside PP the traffic in Cambodia is very outdatet but extreemly unsave. Just be very carefull. It is not the Netherlands or Schweden, the most save countries in the world regarding traffic.
Should be:
I want to move to Cambodia and it seems to me that outside PP the traffic in Cambodia is very outdatet but NOT extreemly unsave.
Thailand 36.2
Cambodia 17.4
Austria 5.4
That is remarkeble! Thailand more than twice as dangerous than Cambodia :shock: ? But it confirms my opinion. trafic in PP is bad, but in the rest of the country not dangerous apart from the putholes and dust.
How does that confirm anything that you said? It doesn't give a breakdown of capital vs rural accidents. I would guess that most fatal accidents are on major rural roads where traffic moves a whole lot faster than in the capital.
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Re: Thailand

Post by james1234 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:49 pm

How does that confirm anything that you said? It doesn't give a breakdown of capital vs rural accidents. I would guess that most fatal accidents are on major rural roads where traffic moves a whole lot faster than in the capital
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Sorry John, it is just my gut feeling and impression. PP and its traffic seem to be more hectic and chaotic than the rest of Cambodia. But is seems peacefull compared to Bangkok.

This quoted numbers just confirm that Cambodia is nowhere near as dangerous than Thailand.

On the other hand: When I google " riskiest travel destinations" I get lots of different lists but very few with Thailand or Cambodia in it.

For me: I just can repeat: I never felt unsave and I go rather to Bangkok or PP in the middle of the night than Brussels, Amsterdam, New York or some other Western big city. And about the traffic: Just act wise and dont do folish things!
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Re: Thailand

Post by John Bingham » Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:52 pm

james1234 wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:49 pm
PP and its traffic seem to be more hectic and chaotic than the rest of Cambodia.

The driving is pretty awful wherever you go, but for most of the time the capital is too grid-locked for anyone to pick up much speed. Once you get on the open roads people drive much faster, and that's where most of the carnage is.
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Re: Thailand

Post by ta158 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:12 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
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Dangerous.... try parts of La, london, New York, El Salvador etc etc.
yeah i feel safer in Asia than i do in the UK
https://youtu.be/IirUMcqKEMU
https://youtu.be/b8L0sIrjOzc
https://youtu.be/AUFNzLq3Cm4
Figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.

The number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last 3 years in England and Wales according to Freedom of Information request responses from just over half of police forces. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-387522 ... or-younger
One machete crime every 90 minutes on Britain's streets http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... reets.html

Thailand population - 68 million - 3,000 - 4,500 murders (at least 3,000 was gun murder the rest all forms of murder)

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/as ... d-10124114
UK population - 66 million - 627 murders.

1 out of 10 murders in thailand end up on thai news in english so it might seem like there is not that many murders, same as robberies and such, many violent crimes dont even make it up on thai news, crime is underreported in thailand and police is not doing a great job keeping track of crime statistics....
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Re: Thailand

Post by yong » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 am

I've been living in Thailand for 14 years now, I feel it is no unsafe or rather dangerous. I work for a proper company paddling roofing screws. Proper as in the company import screws, pay tax, the company sells screws pay tax, the company do not involve in any illegal stuff, simply said a model company/citizen. I have to drive in my car from province to province, district to district, village to village, shop to shop paddling my hardware goods, I have never encountered any dangerous situation other than some dangerous driving on the roads but never encountered any quarrelling nor fighting nor killing, not that it did not happen rather it did not happen to me at least.

I am not saying this is the safest place on earth, God forbid. Point is if one lives a normal life, minding one's own business, do not get involve in illegal activities and finally simply be smart, don't get oneself in compromising situation for example getting drunk and simply be smart not stupid, everywhere should be safe.

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Re: Thailand "Most Dangerous Tourist Destination"

Post by newkidontheblock » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:53 am

Brazil is one of the safest tourist destinations? I think romanticized public perception is dominating the results. Walk into flavella around Rio and feel the safeness.
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Re: Thailand

Post by hanno » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:02 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:53 am
Brazil is one of the safest tourist destinations? I think romanticized public perception is dominating the results. Walk into flavella around Rio and feel the safeness.
Google:
In 2016, Brazil had a record 61,819 murders or on average 198 murders per day, giving a homicide rate of 29.9 per 100,000 population
placing Brazil in the top 20 countries by intentional homicide rate
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Re: Thailand

Post by Invictus » Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:50 am

I disagree. I just came from South Africa. You can get killed in that country within minutes of leaving the airport! The US Embassy even requires its Diplomats to use armored vehicles if they arrive to OR Tambo after dark.
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Re: Thailand

Post by hanno » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:00 am

Invictus wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:50 am
I disagree. I just came from South Africa. You can get killed in that country within minutes of leaving the airport! The US Embassy even requires its Diplomats to use armored vehicles if they arrive to OR Tambo after dark.
Done many trips to SA, never felt unsafe.
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Re: Thailand

Post by Invictus » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:11 am

I lived there for three years, had three co-workers murdered, more friends and colleagues mugged or their homes broken into, or their cars stolen than I care to count, and lived in a fortified cage!
The country continues to suffer cash-in-transit robberies at the rate of 2 per day. The poor guys in the armored vehicles rarely make it out a live. I'm glad you had many safe trips to SA, the scenery is breathtaking. But after dark, the Zombies come out...............
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