Tag: haze

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...

Palm oil at the centre of the ‘killer’ haze: Report

Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are countries directly involved in palm trees plantation and palm oil production in Indonesia and Malaysia. The palm plantations owners in...

Malaysia to push for a long-term solution for haze hazard

Malaysia is considering various ways to stop the smoke invasion causing massive air pollution in the Asean region and it will push for a long-term solution...

Haze affects outdoor eateries as more customers opt to stay indoors

Singapore—The haze that has enveloped the country on unprecedented levels since 2015 is also causing a loss of income for open-air eateries, since unhealthy...

Malaysian govt faces criticism after giving out surgical masks instead of N95 masks to...

Many Malaysians have taken to social media to call out their government for giving out surgical masks instead of N95 ones in order to...

Despite haze, ‘contingency plan’ in place for this weekend’s Singapore Grand Prix

Singapore—The organizers of Singapore Grand Prix have said that there is a ‘contingency plan’ in place so that drivers can cope with the poor...

Indonesian baby dies due to haze

The haze which is allegedly caused by forest and land fires in Riau is also wreaking havoc in South Sumatra. After three days of intense haze...

Dr Tan Cheng Bock advises on precautionary measures against haze

Even though former presidential candidate and general practitioner Tan Cheng Bock has hung up his stethoscope after 50 years in medicine, the doctor in...

Frontline fight: Indonesia locked in epic battle against jungle blazes

by Dessy SAGITA Working around the clock, thousands of firefighters are struggling to contain smog-belching blazes raging across rainforests and farmland in Indonesia, one of...

Cough-Cough-Splutter-Splutter – Who Cares as long as We’re All Rich?

It’s that time of the year again when those of us in South-East Asia get to cough our lungs out and see things through...
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