Tag: haze

Environmental group in Singapore pushes for sustainable palm oil use

Following the forest fires in Indonesia that caused a haze in neighbouring countries, one environmental group in Singapore has proposed a way to reduce such deforestation incidents caused by the farming and production of palm oil. The People's Movement to Stop Haze (PM Haze) is...

3 firms with ties to Singapore linked to this year’s forest fires & haze

Singapore—In late September, at the height of the haze that affected South East Asia, including parts of Singapore, news emerged that there were three companies with ties to Singapore that were linked to the forest fires that caused the haze. Back then, the National Environment...

‘Accumulation of particulate matter’ causes hazy skies, unhealthy air quality in Singapore

Singapore—The morning of November 13, Wednesday, saw haze return to Singapore, which the National Environmental Agency (NEA) attributes to “accumulation of particulate matter.” However, while the haze may take a little bit of time to clear due to the absence of strong winds at that...

Rain expected, but likely no haze for the rest of October: Singapore Meteorological Service

According to a report from the Singapore Meteorological Service on Wednesday, October 16, wet and warm weather is to be expected for the rest of the month. With the expected increase in rainfall, the likelihood of transboundary haze is low, meaning that it is unlikely...

Mahathir: Eventually the UN will have to tackle haze from Indonesia

The haze that originates from Sumatra and Kalimantan has blanketed Malaysia to the point the country had a spat with the Indonesian authorities on the handling of the crisis. But the Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that other than to criticise Indonesia...

Strong winds break apart roof at Gul Avenue

Videos of strong winds blowing a roof apart at Gul Avenue earlier today has been circulating on social media. In the short clip, bystanders in a nearby office can be heard worrying and asking “Are we safe?”, as they witness a gust of wind, and...

Dr M: “I don’t know why Indonesia is not accepting our help.”

Malaysia—Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad expressed bewilderment at Jakarta's dismissal of Malaysia's aid to put out the raging forest fires that are gravely affecting neigbours such as Sumatra, Malaysia, Kalimantan, and Singapore. Prime Minister Mahathir said that Malaysia "had offered help all the time" to put...

A red sky and a total blackout greets residents in Indonesia’s Jambi due to the haze

Jambi in Indonesia fell into utter darkness as the sky turned red, giving an eerie look to towns and villages while panicked residents posted videos of the phenomenon on social media. The haze in Jambi, specifically in the District of Muarojambi, worsened this weekend with the surrounding...

Forum: “NEA should stop being so defensive and get their priorities right”

On 19/9/19 in the TODAY paper, an article was published that "NEA addresses questions over the veracity of PSI, as alternative air quality reading emerge". Same old story over the years every time when haze descends upon Singapore - NEA desperately defending their 24hr...

Batam still a popular destination with tourists despite haze in the region

Tourists from Singapore and Malaysia have not stopped flocking to Batam despite the unhealthy air quality the Island experienced since the beginning of the week. The Jakarta Post on Thursday said there were no signs of a decrease in the number of passengers travelling on ferries from...