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Ben Thanh Markets and the area around the main entrance

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Ben Thanh Markets and the area around the main entrance

what is with this area around the entrance?

there are so many scammers/beggers/dodgy cab drivers that hang around there its not funny

at night, theres no lighting which makes it feel even more unsafe

we absoluted hated the entrance area and one night when we somehow ended up there, taxis were refusing to take us back to the hotel unless we paid the price they wanted

we eventually got a taxi that took us only for his meter to start going nuts e.g. 16000 to about 50000 in the space of 200 metres when we were close to the hotel...

Semporna, Malaysia
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1. Re: Ben Thanh Markets and the area around the main entrance

Try walking 50 - 100 meters away from the market and take a taxi there.

2. Re: Ben Thanh Markets and the area around the main entrance

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