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Old 22-02-2018, 04:02 PM   #38
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 136
If you are alone and do not want to lose what you have drawn to pickpockets or scams, then take out enough for a few days, making sure you keep your atm card in a safe place. The $5 withdrawl fee is like the charge the bank levies for keeping your cash safe. If you have a companion or more to help look out for you, then I guess it is safe to draw a bit more.
Very good advice. There are ATM machines everywhere. I have a CIMB account - it allows for free withdrawals overseas. Therefore I withdraw just 1 day's need when I'm traveling and use credit cards wherever possible. I got pickpocketed on my last day in Istanbul - really my fault for being so careless, but I lost only around 50 lira (and an old wallet that I wanted to replace anyway).
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