Haze returns to Singapore

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  • Anonymous

    AMcWhirter
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    Anyone planning a trip to Singapore must note that the haze has returned.

    In fact it’s been affecting Singapore for a number of days already but today is especialy severe.

    http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/haze-conditions/2147550.html?cid=twtcna

    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/haze-conditions-may-worsen-on-thursday-24-hour-psi-may-cross-into-very


    icenspice
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    LOL AMcW

    When I read your title I thought you were referring to an airline or hotel chain I had never heard of!!


    sparkyflyer
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    Ha Ha Icenspace.

    I was there 2 weeks ago and it was not pleasant – feel for the people living here.


    Simon01
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    Am in Singapore at the moment and yes very unpleasant the locals
    seem to be struggling with the haze, and noticed the shopping area
    of Orchard Rd seem fairly quite.


    superchris
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    Are Volkswagens popular in Singapore…..


    AMcWhirter
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    ccCookie
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    I was in Singapore Sept 21st – Sept 26th this year. I walked out of the hotel the first morning and thought that there was a fire in the nearby area. The doorman said that it was the smoke from Sumatra (630 km away, by the way.) These fires are set by farmers, apparently.

    Also, he said that it happens EVERY year. Indeed, upon recently reading the Straits Times … they have photos from about 1972 comparing the haze from then to now. I guess that it was particularly bad this year … schools were closed on at least one day.

    It is the first I have experienced of this in my many travels to Singapore. Rule of thumb apparently … after the F1 race, Singapore is under a cloud of smoke for a month or so.

    There was a day or two on my trip when it was not so bad, owing to the direction of the wind.

    And so … have you paid more for your things today? Higher prices owing to ‘cap and trade’ or other carbon pricing taxation schemes?

    Starts to seem hopeless …

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