For the past few days, Singapore has been enveloped with haze caused by smoke coming from forest fires in the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. This thick smoke has travelled north and have reached Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia as well.
According to Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore’s air quality has reached to 155 PSI level last night, the highest since 2006. This haze has now breached the unhealthy level. Level 101-200 PSI is considered unhealthy.
A number of hotspots in Sumatra was detected where fire results to the haze being blown to the Malacca Strait by the annual westerly monsoon winds.
Due to this, I’ve been having itchy throat. We’ve asked our helper not to let our kids out of the house and keep our windows shut.