Haze in Singapore

The haze in Singapore which happens year after year is brought about by the extensive forest burning in Indonesia.

The hazy days see people wearing N95 face masks, endless griping about tearing and painful eyes, snivelling noses, headaches, sinuses, asthma attacks, etc. It’s a time when you see the social media gets flooded with angry remarks and comments about the air pollution caused by the irresponsible forest fires on Sumatra island, you find snaking queues at the Chinese herbal tea shops and hear people talking about getting air purifiers and good quality and reasonably priced face masks.

Thick, smoky haze blankets the Singapore sky for weeks. The pollution standards index (PSI) reaches as high as 400, confining many people to just indoor actitvities and badly affecting retail sales, hotels, food and beverage businesses.

Thick, smoky haze blankets the Singapore sky for weeks. The pollution standards index (PSI) reaches as high as 400, confining many people to just indoor activities and badly affecting retail sales, hotels, food and beverage businesses.

 

An orange-red ball against an overcast sky greets the sunrise morning. Yet another day of white murky gloom and pungent burning smell.

An orange-red ball against an overcast sky greets the sunrise morning. Yet another day of white murky gloom and pungent burning smell.



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