Lately, the haze condition in Singapore is horrible. The PSI which indicates the air quality in Singapore hits an all time high of 321. The values of the PSI and its indication of air quality is as follows:
- 0 – 50: Good
- 51 – 100: Moderate
- 101 – 200: Unhealthy
- 201 – 300: Very unhealthy
- Above 300: Hazardous
It is actually Hazardous to breathe in air!!! Indeed, there is a burning smell in the air and I can feel that I am breathing in smog which is causing irritations to my nose and throat. I am resorted to shutting most of the windows and wearing a face mask even in my own room because I do not have air conditioning in my house.
For photos of the haze situations (aka the big blur of everything on the streets), visit the photos at Yahoo Singapore.
This haze issue unfortunately is a yearly affair which we are at the mercy of our neighbour, Indonesia. While forest fires that happen on its own due to dry season is understandable, fires started by farmers who slash and burn the crops just to clear the land for cultivation for commercial reasons and not caring the health implications they bring for so many others is inhumane. Please care for people!
We can only hope for a heavy rain to come soon to wash away the smog.
Come Back Fresh Air!!!