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Don’t sweat – Self-Defense for Solo Travellers

In Solo Travel, Sponsored by Jaclynn Seah1 Comment

One Saturday afternoon, I spent an entire hour fending off a knife-wielding assailant. I was down at SWEAT!, a little gym studio along Cantonment Road, where I had been kindly invited down to check out their self-defense classes. As a solo traveller, and a female one to boot, one common concern people always express about my solo journeys is the matter of safety – is it really safe for me to be wandering around the big bad world on my own where I could get robbed/raped/attacked/etc.? How essential is self defense for solo travellers? I think I’ve been pretty lucky …