Haze in Singapore.

10/21/10

The view from our living room balcony.
On a typically clear day, you can see way more tall buildings than this. 

The haze from the Sumatra fires here in Singapore is pretty bad. It is apparently an annual occurrence here as a result of the farmers in Sumatra clearing land for the planting of crops (source). A few hours ago the Pollutants Standard Index reading hit 100, making the air in Singapore officially in the unhealthy range (read more here). This reminds me of the California wildfires we used to experience annually back home. 

One plus side to the haze is that the temperature hasn't been as hot these past few days, because the sun isn't as intense as it usually is. It still sucks, though.

3 comments:

  1. "One plus side to the haze is that the temperature hasn't been as hot these past few days"

    Really? For some weird reason it seems even hotter to me! I think it's the humidity as well... And I'm Singaporean! You think I'd have got used to by now, but no.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Maybe it's just me over here on the East Coast. I've slept with the windows open the past few nights and it has actually been comfortable.

    I don't think I could ever get completely used to this humidity. It can be suffocating sometimes. And every decision I make has to do with "how hot will it be?"

    ReplyDelete
  3. is there a market for masks over there fren? looks like an LA morning in that photo ;o)

    ReplyDelete

Go on, say something. We love reading your comments!

Jeffrey + Flora. All rights reserved. © Adorable Design.