GIVEAWAY: Ladies, Be Safe With Likely’s Safety Alarm Keychain
Last week on 14th February, while some were celebrating Valentine’s Day, the nation was rocked with news of an unprecedented assault. On what was supposed to be a lovely day to celebrate romance, a 48-years-old woman was brutally assaulted and robbed in a lift at the Mass Rapid Transit’s (MRT) Taman Mutiara station in Cheras.
Thankfully, the man has been caught and will be remanded till February 25th to facilitate investigations. In light of this, Transport Minister, Anthony Loke Siew Fook has identified six “hotspot” MRT locations where people should be aware of. The stations included are:
- Taman Mutiara, Cheras
- Batu 11 Cheras
- Bukit Bintang
- Taman Pertama, Cheras
This is every citizens’ nightmare especially for women and children who rely on public transportation to travel. Good news for you, since we want you to feel safe at all times — scroll down to find out how you can be one of the 10 lucky readers to WIN Likely’s personal safety alarm key-chains!
But first, check out these safety precautions that you should take note of:
1. Don’t be too engrossed in your phone
While watching movies or scrolling through Facebook and Instagram can relieve you from boredom during that 45 minute ride to workplace, this could potentially put you as a target for snatch theft. Although this is a convenient way for you to kill time, you certainly don’t want to be the ne Listen to music instead and try to keep your phone in your bag or pocket.
2. Keep your head up
As humans, we have a habit of either playing with our phones while walking or getting lost in our own thoughts, hence being oblivious to the surrounding. Be alert of people walking beside and behind of you. If you feel even a slight of uneasiness, trust your gut and walk away in the opposite direction. If the person is indeed following you, head to the nearest information counter or guard for assistance.
3. Don’t take the lift alone
Especially when you’re alone with a man or few men. Anything can happen during that few seconds in the lift. As a matter of fact, avoid taking the lifts when it’s dark or when the lift is located in a secluded area. Take the stairs or escalator instead where you can been seen in public.
4. Carry less cash
It’s never safe to carry a huge amount of cash with you. Try to keep cash less than RM100 in your wallet and keep in mind to set an amount limit to your cards. It would be much safer if you could only bring out the amount of cash needed for the day.
5. Carry a pepper spray and Likely’s safety alarm
There isn’t any law in Malaysia that prohibits one from owning a pepper spray to use for self-defense. However you would need to have a permit to own a pepper spray based on the Arms Act 1960. You should also keep a loud alarm key-chain with you at all times.
Lucky for you, Likely will be giving away TEN money can’t buy personal safety alarm key-chain — exclusively from Likely’s merchandise!
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*Giveaway ends on 1st March 2019 and winners will be announced on 4th March 2019. Terms and conditions apply.