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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 10:59 am

No EF, it is just the smell from the slashing and burning of the land in Indonesia. When the wind is in the direction to Singapore, we can smell it here, it can be hazy and the air can be pretty bad. But it is not by far as bad as KL had it last year. Air quality is still good here.

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Post by seasider » Mon, 24 Apr 2006 11:31 am

OP I don't know if you're fairly new here but please don't worry, it's not a year-round thing. It can get bad - I have been known to check the house to see what's on fire - but at least Singapore air is generally good, so that you notice the difference. One good thing about all the rain is that it freshens up the air. :)

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Post by Loops » Fri, 28 Apr 2006 11:46 pm

Yes, I've noticed it - it stinks. I think it smells like 100 BBQs going off outside the window or something. My friend used to say it was pollution.

Lately it has been worse in the morning than in the evening.

The thing about the burning in Indonesia which puzzles me is with the amount of rain we've been having lately, surely everything is too wet to burn.

I used to only notice this smell around August/September, but lately it has been really bad. Seems to clear up though by about 9am, even when it isn't breezy which is also a bit strange.

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Post by kk_lass » Sat, 29 Apr 2006 1:03 am

So what do u all do abt it ??
How u handle this issue??
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Post by dot dot dot » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 6:15 pm

haha.... How to handle it?

It is the way it is, it's a fact, you gotta live with it...

Loops, first of all, if it rains in Singapore, it doesnot have to rain in Sumatra.

And even when raining, bushfires tend to burn even when raining, as it is often also underground.

Come on, even with the occasional smell, it is still good quality air and good quality living in east coast.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 7:29 pm

kk_lass wrote:So what do u all do abt it ??
How u handle this issue??
If we're Singaporeans we write letters to the Dire Straits asking the PAP to tell mother nature not to blow her winds this way. What did you think?

If you are from anywhere else then we just put up with Mother Nature and say: :shit:
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Post by dot dot dot » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 7:32 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Loops » Sun, 30 Apr 2006 10:40 pm

Eric from the Netherlands wrote:Loops, first of all, if it rains in Singapore, it doesnot have to rain in Sumatra.

And even when raining, bushfires tend to burn even when raining, as it is often also underground.

Come on, even with the occasional smell, it is still good quality air and good quality living in east coast.

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true, true. I don't mind it too much, but sometimes it can be quite bad. I used to smoke, but I cut down when the air is smokey anyway.....no need!

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Post by binaryeric » Sun, 18 Jan 2009 3:40 am

I was glad to find this thread. I moved to North East side about 1 year ago from the west and was a bit shocked by this "pollution" ??? every night.

Having lived in China for a few years before, I was so appreciative of Singapore air quality.

Now it seems that every morning 6:30am - 8am and every night from 9pm - 12am is the worst time.

It seems to have gotten much worse over the past year unfortunately. I have never smelled this type of smell anywhere else, which is a bit concerning because it even burns my throat.

But, as said above... it is what it is. What to do?

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