Your safety is our primary concern. Like all big cities, petty crime exists but common sense prevails. Don’t wander around in the early hours of the morning, especially if alcohol was involved as you could be inviting theft. Always arrange transport where possible. Take tuk tuks home; get the phone number of your hotel drivers. Even for a short stay, getting a $2 SIM card for an old Nokia phone could prove invaluable. More serious crimes involving assault seem contained to the local population. Don’t be tempted to buy drugs or any other ‘services’ offered by tuk tuk drivers or other individuals on the street.