Safest Countries in Asia

December 18, 2020 2 Comments
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The Safest Countries to intern in Asia

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There rests a big misunderstanding on Asian countries. Many inexperienced travelers would assume that many Asian countries are very unsafe. This is untrue however, in contrary some Asian countries even have some of the lowest crime rates in the world. In this article we will go over some of the safest and generally best cities to do an internship at. Of course a healthy dose of caution is always good, but don’t let yourself be limited by irrational fears of the unknown. With that being said, here are the top safest countries and cities when deciding where to intern in Asia.

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JAPAN

Japan is the second most populous island country. It is divided into 47 prefectures that consist of many big cities. more than 90% of the Japanese live in cities, it makes sense that the Greater Tokyo metropolitan is the biggest in the world with over 38 million people! After the post war economic boom Japan has become very prosperous with many giving rice to many successful tech firms like Sony, Toyota and Panasonic. The safest aspect of this country for foreigners and locals are that firearms are prohibited. Furthermore, it’s normal in Japan for people to leave their bags or phone unattended without it getting stolen. There are not many countries where this would be the case.

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TAIWAN

Taiwan is very safe because like the other places mentioned, it has a low crime rate, friendly people and one of the best medical support in the world. Unlike some other countries in Asia, Taiwan’s Doctors are trained overseas, and medical care is taken extremely serious. There are many sights to see, like the famous Taiwan Taipei, one of the tallest buildings in the world. But be aware, like many big cities, pickpocketing is a fairly common risk. Keep an eye out for your belongings and never put your wallet in your back pocket or an easily accessible purse.

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SINGAPORE

Located in the southeastern part of Asia, at the tip of Malaysia, Singapore is known for its personal security, diversity, and modernism. Singapore is among the top 10 safest countries in the world. However, the laws are a bit stricter. In some parts, smoking is illegal which makes the air cleaner. Vandalism and drugs are frowned upon. Fun fact, chewing gum is illegal; so, don’t bring that with you! Singapore is pretty clean, and littering can result in serious fines. For women to travel alone in this country it is safer compared to other countries. As for security, Singapore has a big police force and they are more reliable than other countries in Asia. The working environments in Singapore are corporation free; the market economy is modern with electronics and manufacturing. Singapore is a beautiful country with many sights to see and great food to try.

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MALAYSIA

Malaysia is a country located in Southeastern Asia, partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the Borneo Island.

The western side of Malaysia borders with Thailand is connected with Singapore by a causeway and a bridge, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca, while the eastern side of Malaysia (Borneo) borders with Brunei and Indonesia.

In time, it has developed into one of the richer nations in Southeast Asia with its investments in high technology and its oil wealth, and since that is the case, Malaysia became a bingo for many tourists: it isn’t a third world country, but a developed one where everything works well with high-tech technology, yet its prices are more than reasonable compared to other developed countries in its vicinity, like Singapore.

So, even though it is crawling with visitors and has a reputation of a safe country, there are definitely areas to be avoided.

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VIETNAM

Vietnam is a very culturally oriented and adventurous country. With 40% of the country’s land devoted to mountains and 42% of the land tropical forests. There’s a high level of biodiversity (a wide variety of life different ecosystems). Locals and tourists enjoy hiking, surfing, diving, and sightseeing. The only things to be aware of are the types of jellyfish if you go swimming in the water; if you don’t bother them, they won’t bother you. The city traffic is very busy and it’s best not to rent or drive a car while you’re in Vietnam. Locals are known to be friendly if you need help with directions.

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INDIA

The largest country in the South Asia Region, the land impossible to remember once you visit it, India, is located in the center of South Asia.
Officially referred to as the Republic of India, it is the seventh-largest country in the world by area and has a population of over one billion people.

It is second only to China in population, though probably not for long.
India is an extremely memorable country, and due to its size, it varies widely in geography, climate, culture, language and ethnicity across the country.

As for tourist attractions and things to see and do in India, there are so many options that you would probably need to stay in India for a period of six months in order to see it all.

It one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and fastest developing countries which make its cities an attraction by themselves.

Among the breathtaking things to see in India is one of the world wonders – the Taj Mahal, you can see tigers in some of the best national parks, and enjoy the Goa beach that is visited by more and more tourists every year.

Wherever you decide to study or intern at, nowhere is going to be 100% safe, but such is life. Always be careful while also never being afraid to go out there and seek adventure! We hope this article has gave you some confidence and reassurance about the safety of some popular internship destinations in Asia. If you’re interested in any of these cities, check out our destinations page.

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2 Comments

  1. nurul syazana
    February 19, 2021

    its really amazing that i learnt new information from this blog. I really appreciate that Intern Malaysia giving a valued information with strong dedication to our students.
    I wish Intern malaysia can continue their support for ever.

  2. Md zufauan
    February 11, 2022

    Great.. Wondering about the safest countries and wanted to take a survey.. This blog worked out well and helped me to finish my survey with useful information

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