Thursday 21 October 2010

Smog or Haze

Yes, there are HDB Flats and Condos somewhere in the horizon.

At first I thought it was smog, but then remember that you don't get smog here in Singapore.  It is indeed smoke.

The haze is caused by fires lit to clear land for palm oil plantations on Sumatra, Indonesia.  (Indonesia is the world's top palm oil producer).

We have experienced about two days of this, it's unbearable.  The quality of the air drops significantly, wearing a face mask is suggested if you are outdoors and people with respiratory symptoms tend to be most at risk.

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