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Sydney, Australia
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This might be a silly question but I was wondering how safe it is for a young girl to go shopping in Shenzhen alone? I wanted to go shopping and look around from Hong Kong. I only speak English also, would this be a problem getting around.

Thank you in advance for your help! :)

Sherbrooke, Canada
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1. Re: Safe?

You have nothing to worry about. The subway has english so prepare yourself by knowing ahead of time where you are planning to go. If you plan to take taxis, have your destination in writing in Chinese.

Hong Kong, China
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2. Re: Safe?

Personal safety is not really an issue; but DO use your common sense to ward off opportunistic pickpockets.

Hong Kong, China
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3. Re: Safe?

Agree, similar to HK. Like you would take extra care of your belongings in crowded area like Mong Kok in HK or other cities in the world, you need to do the same in SZ.

I assume you will only visit the popular shopping spots.

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4. Re: Safe?

It's very safe, and the metro system and many buses (particularly in Luo Hu/Futian districts) have bilingual signs.

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