(EXPERT TIPS FOR LADIES WHEN GOING TO A PARTY OR ON A DATE):
Always tell someone which PARTY you are going to and when you expect to be back. Carry a charged mobile and money if you are traveling by public transport. Don’t take drinks from strangers, or leave your drink unattended. Met someone new? Don’t go home with him or ask him back. Arrange another date.
Agree with your mate to look out for each other. Then if you feel unsafe or ill, you’ll have someone to turn to. Don’t ever walk home on your own. Don’t drink and drive. Take car keys away from your friend who might be tempted. On public transport, sit near the driver with an eye to the exit door. If using a taxi, avoid unlicensed ones (kabukabu) and avoid a taxi that is already occupied. Lastly, stay alert and aware. Think ahead, what would you do if something went wrong?