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Anonymous24 Sep 2015
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.24 Sep 2015
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.25 Sep 2015
The haze is getting worse. Latest report from Bloomberg.25 Sep 2015
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 …15 Oct 2015