The wooden red light district of Babi island, a popular hangout for pirates operating in the area. The Malacca Strait, where Babi lies, is one of the most pirate-infested sea lanes in the world - and it is also one of the busiest. With 200 to 600 ships crossing the Strait daily, this narrow channel with forested shorelines and islet hideaways offers pirates ample opportunities to ransack, hijack, and kidnap or kill the crew. According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), the Strait of Malacca was ranked as the most dangerous sea route in the world. The narrow waterway carries more than a quarter of the world's trade.