Welcome to this forum. Wow, it is amazing to find a Singaporean lady in Turkey.
To me, Istanbul is a big disorderly crowded city - perhaps because I was unable to make sense of the place. kekeke
Yes, ladies there has to be cautious of the men there - esp the ones who are exposed to the West (worked in Germany or US before) kekeke. Then, there are also some of those who are from the villages that are a bit too traditional.
What are you doing in Istanbul? Studying or working?