23 Jun '13, 8am

Singapore gets some relief from fumes

Elderly people sign up to collect face masks at the community centre for the low income in Singapore on June 22, 2013. Apartment buildings were shrouded in a haze of smoke on Wednesday, June 19, in Singapore. The city-state's worst pollution crisis in more than a decade, the haze stems from illegal slash-and-burn forest fires in neighbouring Sumatra, Indonesia. An aerial photograph taken on June 17 showed smoke billowing from fires in areas surrounded by agricultural plantations in Rokan Hilir town in Sumatra, about 280 kilometers (173 miles) west of Singapore. The Singapore Flyer ferris wheel was barely visible through the smoke haze on June 20. That day, the country's Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) rose to the highest level on record, reaching 371. Undeterred by the smog, a couple took engagement photographs in front of the city's skyline at the Marina Bay waterfront on...

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