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Yangon the second most dangerous city in the world.

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So of course, now that I am due to leave for Myanmar, and specifically Yangon next week,  a study comes out stating that Yangon is the second most dangerous city to live in, in the world. Any idea why Yangon was ranked number 2 in the world, right after Karachi Pakistan?

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watgate, you are worrying yourself unnecessarily. Get on the plane and enjoy Burma and by all means report back on your experience.

 

 

Edit just to add I am typing this from Pakistan, not Karachi admittedly, and this is my second trip here in 2 years and love the places I have visited despite there not being a positive report anywhere out there which obviously hasn't stopped me visiting.

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a study comes out stating that Yangon is the second most dangerous city to live in, in the world. Any idea why..
 

 

 

High risk of stroke/heart attack, due to the oil-soaked, fatty food?

 

Who knows?  I always found Yangon to be a very safe city - no problems or scares when walking at night in the slum areas.

 

Update: found the link.  

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If it's the Economist link page 7 then I need to change my travel habits. I've been to 7 of the 11 most dangerous listed but only 2 of the safest!

 

safe-cities-index-2017-eng-web.pdf

 

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Cambodia looks a lot more dangerous, but maybe it is because so few people visit Yangon that if just 10 of them die, it's already 90% of tourist who died :-)

 

 

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ONLY reason i could see it being dangerous is the heat at certain times during the year.

other than that, parts of LA are MUCH more dangerous

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Street gang, Westerners gone missing, Raped, Tortured...often taken as foreign spy in disguise , do you need more reasons?

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Spent a week in downtown Yangoon. Went everywhere, also at night. Never felt unsafe for a moment.

Looking forward going back soon again

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15 minutes ago, Deli said:

Spent a week in downtown Yangoon. Went everywhere, also at night. Never felt unsafe for a moment.

Looking forward going back soon again

Totally agree very safe city and nice people never had any bad vibes there at all.

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I too was totally flabbergasted (spelling? Haven't used that word for a while or ever!) when I saw this list come out a few weeks ago.

 

Close to 20 years working in and out of Myanmar, with significant periods in Yangon, where I just returned to a few hours ago

 

One of the safest cities (and countries, I have lived in some of the more controversial and remote areas) that I have experienced

 

2nd most dangerous city in the world?  Nonsense.  The Myanmar people wouldn't dream of letting anything happen to a foreign visitor. Hospitable, welcoming and warm folk.

 

As in any city - common sense prevails - but I have been out and about in Yangon at all hours of the day and night and its never made me feel unsafe.  On the contrary.

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Not sure as to the reasons this made position two in the list, but I spend several days each month, for the past year, in Yangon and I have never experienced any issues in any part of the city.

Great place and in general, great people.

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