Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Foggy with a chance of barbecue...

"I misplaced my glasses again."

This is what Singapore looks like today. And it smells like a bonfire out there (minus the marshmallows). Hazing season has begun (to not be confused with first year initiation rites at a fraternity), and it's not pretty. Illegal fires (the so-called slash and burn technique used on farms to make room for new crops) from the neighboring Indonesian island of Sumatra are causing the thick smoke.
A PSI (Pollution Standard Index) over 80 is unhealthy, last night it hit 321-highest ever recorded in Singapore. The haze, and debilitating air, have prompted the Singaporean government to issue a warning for children and elderly to stay indoors.
I did say I missed the fog in Verona...be careful what you wish for.

6 comments:

  1. It's awful out there!

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  2. I thought it is caused by forest fires in Malaysia.

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    1. Nope, it's coming from Sumatra in Indonesia...

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  3. The things we miss are accorded in camouflage

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  4. So sorry to hear this! Really quite incredible. Are you making a trip to Italy in the near future? Miss you! Odette

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