17 Jun '13, 8am

Singapore chokes on haze from Indonesia forest fires

Singapore chokes on haze from Indonesia forest fires

HAZY SKYLINE. People take pictures from a bridge of the skyline of the financial district in Singapore on June 14, 2013. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP SINGAPORE - Air pollution from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island reached severe levels in Singapore on Monday, June 17, triggering a health alert in the densely populated city-state. Skyscrapers including the famous Marina Bay Sands casino towers were shrouded in haze and the acrid smell of burnt wood pervaded the central business district. The Pollutant Standards Index soared to 105 at mid-afternoon, past the "unhealthy" threshold of 100, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. People with heart and lung disease, those over 65 and children are advised to "reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion" even in moderate conditions, defined as a reading of 51-100. Business and air transport have so far n...

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