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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:19 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22998592
'New pollution high as haze chokes Singapore'

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:21 pm

x9200 wrote:Interesting. The temple (or something similar) at the background got elevated by at least 5 storeys in the haze.


I might have taken it out of a different window. The two photos didn't line up perfectly :p That's the church at 204 East coast rd.

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:27 pm

IMO It's an optical illusion - the background behind the church disappeared including everything what was taller than the church.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:35 pm

x9200 wrote:IMO It's an optical illusion - the background behind the church disappeared including everything what was taller than the church.


Yeah, this view actually works as a good example of how deceiving angles can be at distance. For example, Singpost Center and City Plaza are pretty much next to each other. A few hundred meters away. From that window, they look many KM apart.

Out my front window, I can't barely even see the trees closest to the beach anymore, let alone the beach itself.

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Postby Max Headroom » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:39 pm

Meanwhile, a more SW/SE breeze is trying to push its way in, here at the East Coast. Should get more traction into the afternoon, clearing things gradually overnight.

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Postby the lynx » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 12:55 pm

Something to smile, even when the haze blur the smiles.

http://youtu.be/Os1A7wys5lM
While It Was Hazy.

Brought to you by the gang behind While You Were Sleeping.

I personally think that what these guys did are selfless. Small gestures, yes, but definitely above self.

*Note: Please ignore the comment at the end of the clip :P

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 1:45 pm

I saw that on FB and shared it as well. Shows there is hope for Singapore. :P

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 2:03 pm

Wd40 wrote:In villages in 3rd world countries they have wood stoves and the house is full of smoke and the PSI will much more than 1000, yet people live much longer. Dont worry, you will live :)


Only if you haven't sorted out the 'draw' on the chimney correctly.

Otherwise there's no reason to have 'real fires' (aka fireplaces), and smoke inside your home.

p.s. Yeah, we used to live in this big old tudor pile, and my dad spent the best part of 2 odd years getting the chimneys adjusted, otherwise we'd get gassed (aka smoked) each night.

pps. Our lounge was referred to as 'The Smoke'... lol
Q. 'Where are you watching the Abba programme?'
A. 'In the Smoke'
- no kidding, and that aged c11... hehehe...



How I'd love to revisit that house though. The ceiling beams (and those over the fireplaces) were from Elizabethan shipwrecks. It was haunted. It had originally been a 'coaching inn'. It had a river at the bottom of the garden that had our obscure surname (coincidence, but tickling... like being Nakatago (say) and moving into a village where at the foot of the garden the River Nakatago flows... ). Nothing in the building was straight, as it was so ancient: put a dumbbell on the floor, and it would roll over carpet 20' to the other side of the room.



p.s. Oh and some ceilings that were like 5'6" high so you had to walk with your head bent over... but... they were short back then when it was built...

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 2:05 pm

Just took a walk home for lunch.....much better conditions than mid-morning but still, obviously, not brilliant.
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Postby JR8 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 2:10 pm

Yep agreed, it is easing off.

(Vis is about 2 miles from 'JR8 Towers' right now...)

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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 2:51 pm

Brah wrote:
QRM wrote:300+ A breath of fresh air for Beijing folks, they hit the 900 mark? or is that another way of measuring, per cubic metre?

Anyway in line with all the end of the world hysteria did you know, Air pollution now kills more people than high cholesterol?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... olesterol/

Is Beijing smog or dust, or both?

BTW any info on the levels in Indo?


PSI in Indo? I guess only Riau and several places around it (Batam is one of them) are affected. Jakarta is -obviously- not affected. Talking about slow bureaucracy :lol:
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Postby x9200 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 3:56 pm

When I got a message from one of my vendors that they could not deliver what they should because one big courier company did not work as it was hazy I simply thought just another, typical lame excuse. And then right about when I was going to respond sacastically I checked them out at their web page:

TNT Suspended Operations in Singapore TNT has suspended operations in Singapore today because of the haze.

Damn. Hope it will not rain next week. Are the other similar couriers also that delicate?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 4:09 pm

Some of them. As well as most of the fast food outlet's delivery services as well. Let me see if I can find the list......it keeps getting longer and longer. Yesterday it was only just over a hundred. Now it's over two hundred. You will have to have a look.

http://www.facebook.com/patlaw/posts/10151437497357553

1. Kinetic Singapore
2. Kilo
3. Ben Qwek & crew
4. Obllique
5. GOODSTUPH
6. XM Asia Pacific (source: Celeste Ang)
7. SingTel Digital Marketing team (IMAGINE THAT! THIS IS AWESOME) (source: Miguel Bernas)
8. Dimension Data Asia Pacific (source: Tannia Goh)
9. McDonald's Singapore Delivery (source: Ng Wai Mun)
10. Peek! (source: Chia Aik Beng)
11. Cohn & Wolfe XPR (source: Wong Renhao)
12. VML Qais (source: Nick Pan)
13. CBS Interactive (source: Aloysius Low)
14. Pizza Hut Delivery (source: Alex Ortega)
15. KFC Delivery (source: Alex Ortega)
16. Good Beer Company (source: Andrew Loh)
17. Nike Singapore (BLOODY AWESOME! IF A FORTUNE 500 COMPANY CAN DO IT, WHY NOT YOU!?) (source: Andrea Goh)
18. WKND (source: Joei Huang)
19. Meese Studios (source: Irvin Tan)
20. Singapore Tourism Board (THE OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Ian Liu)
21. Leo Burnett Singapore (source: Eugene Ling)
22. Brew Creative (source: Vicki Lew)
23. Acechamp Business Consultants Pte. Ltd. (source: Simon Sim)
24. My Bike Shop (source: Bona Lee)
25. UberGamers Pte Ltd (source: Serene M Neo)
26. Horizon Music Entertainment (source: Victor Kwek)
27. OP Entertainment (source: Victor Kwek)
28. Double Confirm Productions (source: Hossan Leong)
29. Notch Studio Pte Ltd (source: Liang Shing Goh)
30. Mindshare Social (OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Yasser Ismail)
31. Interpage Pte Ltd (source: Azfar Hashim)
32. RecruitPlus (source: Vince Ong)
33. Publicitas Publishing Pte Ltd (source: Betty Liswanty)
34. Robert Walters Singapore Pte Ltd (source: Zanna Syco)
35. Acceltus Pte Ltd (source: Kit Kai)
36. Blue Coat Singapore (source: Melvin Lim)
37. Carlsche Media (source: Carlsson Chee)
38. Popeyes Singapore Delivery (source: Walter Wu Weiren)
39. WanderWonder (source: Daniel Koh)
40. Five & Dime (source: Frank Yu) And I need to quote him because this is why we do what we do: "our people are worth much more than that bit of extra sales"
41. Avantgarde Minds (source: Muhammad Arif Dollah)
42. okb (source: Penny Ong)
43. Let There Be Light Photography (source: Anthony Levi Kho)
44. Intuit (source: Ben Ball)
45. Q-plus design (source: Nicholas Gabriel)
46. Prestige Financial Group (source: Nicholas Gabriel)
47. Peter Low LLC (source: Remy Choo)
48. The Tentage Bar & Cafe (source: Yogesh Mehta)
49. The Merry Men Group outlets (The Merry Men Kitchen + Bar at Robertson Quay and The Mad Men Attic Bar at Boat Quay) (source: Shawn Heng) WELL DONE SHAWN!
50. Pastamania (Singapore) Delivery (source: Janice Low)
51. Newton Circus (source: Ciaran Lyons)
52. Roses Only Singapore (source: Labelle Luo)
53. We Are Social (source: Farah Sidek)
54. Dentsu Möbius (source: Fredrik Englund)
55. Academy of Medicine, Singapore (source: Liszt Aquino Jimenez)
56. Singapore Korean International School (STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ONLY. FIRST SCHOOL ON OUR LIST! YAY! SCHOOL'S CLOSED FOR TOMORROW!) (source: Jamie Koh)
57. Scootz (source: Joanna Peck)
58. Bless, Inc. Asia (source: Daryl Teo)
59. Metoxide Singapore Pte Ltd (source: Daniel Goh)
60. Amrich Distribution (source: Alex Wong)
61. Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (FIRST BROADCAST CHANNEL ON THIS LIST! OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Ching Yee Wong)
62. MasterCard (source: Allison Lim)
63. Kroll Advisory Solutions (source: Vanessa Frida)
64. Special Olympics Asia Pacific (source: Karyn Tan)
65. SPT-Performance.com (source: Aston Ng)
66. theAsianparent.com (Tickled Media Pte Ltd) (OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Roshni Mahtani)
67. Pixel Onion Pte Ltd (source: Theresia Anita Candra)
68. Muse b'Art, Muse Body Art Pte Ltd (source: Chris Ruth)
69. Leadz Graphic & Production Pte Ltd (source: Sue Nonie)
70. PullUpStand.com (source: Denny Dzulkarnaen)
71. Mulan Gallery (source: Yi Mei Tan Woolf)
72. Cyan Communications (I shall quote: Employees were allowed to claim cab into the office to email themselves what they need to and then claim cab home to work from home. Or take whatever files they need to work from home.) (source: Cheryl Guzman-Ng)
73. Reality Gaming Concepts (source: Andy Chong)
74. The Cajun Kings (source: Andrei Soen)
75. Penguin shipyard international (source: Jason Guo)
76. LiveStudios Interactive Photography (WELL DONE!) (source: Lorraine Chee)
77. Thomson Reuters (OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME IF APPROVED BY MANAGER) (source: Faizal Pahmee)
78. Lenovo Singapore (OPTION TO LEAVE THIS AFTERNOON AND WORK FROM HOME) (source: Serene Siew)
79. Dell (source: Nicholas Yong)
80. Klapston's fabrika and Lucas Deli (FOR UNTIL PSI DROPS TO 200 WILL OPERATIONS RESUME) (source: Amanda Leung)
81. Make Studios (source: Kun)
82. Tinkerbox Studios (source: Jaryl Sim)
83. SGAG (9GAG SINGAPORE!!! KEEPING YOU ENTERTAINED FROM HOME TOO!) (source: SGAG Media)
84. Grayling (source: James Keng Lim)
85. Orange Business Services (source: Jocelyn Englund)
86. Wunderfauks (OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Edwin Chan)
87. Singapore Flyer (DUH! ABOUT TIME!) (source: Amanda Leung)
88. Lionstork Studios (source: Siah Peih Wee)
89. The Boutique Agency (source: Cherisse Faith)
90. Myjerseycornersg (source: Myjerseycornersg)
91. Div Comms (source: Douglas Khee)
92. See Yong Beng Contractor Pte Ltd (OUR FIRST CONSTRUCTION COMPANY ON THIS LIST!!! I QUOTE: Told my employees to go back to the hostel or hide in a mall. Distributed them each two N95 mask for now in case they need it. Hostel not air-conditioned. See Yong Beng Contractor Pte Ltd. We deal with scaffoldings at construction sites.) (source: Warren See)
93. Black Ops Projects (source: Robin Ho)
94. KidStartNow (source: Dan Tang)
95. Construct Digital (construct.sg) (source: Alfred Lee)
96. Quiksilver Singapore (Ecommerce Team) (source: Sean Rezel)
97. Honeycombers (source: Tina Tan)
98. Sweetlands Childcare (NOT VERIFIED) (FRIDAY AND SATURDAY) (source: Jeanne Tan)
99. Texas Chicken Singapore Delivery (source: Serene M Neo)
100. Loof (CLOSED TONIGHT)
101. Touch Dimensions (source: John Elijah Tan)
102. Phish Communications (source: Nirwan Noran)
103. The Necessary Stage (source: Melissa Lim)
104. Socialberg PTE LTD (source: Ken Chou)
105. LEAP SchoolHouse (SUSPENSION OF ALL CLASSES FROM 21 JUNE - 23 JUNE) (source: Sally Wong)
106. Grobartiger Hafen Pte Ltd (OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME) (source: Bernard Tan)
107. Out Of Frames (source: Brian Seah)
108. Elmwood Professional Services Pte Ltd (source: Derrick Lim)
109. TripZilla.com (source: Keith Toh)
110. Yahoo! Singapore (source: Candice Ng)
111. Lifeskills Enrichment & Lifeskills Resources (source: Michelle Lee)
112. Active 8 Pte Ltd (source: Chuah Bee Ling)
113. Bosch Singapore (source: Amos Choy)
114. Oompr Pte. Ltd (source: Calixto Tay)
115. Art Of Biz LLP, ACF Money and AceChamp Business Consultants Pte Ltd (source: David KK Kwan)
116. ihub Media (source: Reeve Chua)
117. Studio Me Pte Ltd (source: Marie Tang)
118. SG Recruiters Group (source: SG Recruiters Group)
119. HTC South Asia in Singapore & HTC Malaysia (source: Leon Traazil)
120. Spoon Creative (source: Arvee De Guzman)
121. Krome (source: Gillian Soh)
122. Polycom (source: Eric Wong)
123. Waggener Edstrom Singapore (source: Isha Sharma)
124. Gushcloud Singapore (NOT VERIFIED) (source: Yunting Lau)
125. IAHGames (source: Sim Xiao Guang)
126. ComputerService.Sg (source: Kc Ng Palmer)
127. Blugrapes (source: Charissa Kwok)
128. 3AD (source: Autymn Joan)
129. Cheers Connect International Pte Ltd (source: Carolyn Gavriella Choo)
130. Witching Hour Studios (source: Khairul Sufiyan)
131. Global Interactive Works (source: Yang Feng Yuan)
132. Mint Management (source: Serena Adsit)
133. iNEO (source: Kelvin Koo)
134. Carrie K (source: Carolyn Kan)
135. Gallup Singapore (NOT VERIFIED) (source: Rid Arrisyad)
136. MarketingLab Pte Ltd (source: Stella Teo)
137. Text100 Singapore (source: Julian Chow)
138. Tate Anzur (source: Cherie Lee)
139. Acronym Asia (source: Sha Salim)
140. D-Nexus (source: Carol Lim Mei Mei)
141. HandsonLearning Strategies LLP (source: Angeline Tong)

[ NEW UPDATE AS OF 21 JUNE 2013 - Companies who have declared work-from-home or option to work from home]

142. HP Labs Singapore (WFH AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION) (source: Adrian Quek)
143. Uniform (source: Darren Lee)
144. NYLON Singapore (OUR FIRST MAGAZINE HERE!) (source: Adele Chan)
145. Splash Interactive (source: Che Yok Cere)
146. HeidelbergCement Asia Pte Ltd (source: Francis Lim)
147. Eyedeas Photography (source: Ron Lee)
148. Smoov (source: Ping Ting)
149. MARINE DIVING AND ENGINEERING PTE LTD, (NOT VERIFIED) (source: Forte Max)
150. Farm.sg (source: Pei Qi)
151. Universal Success Engineering Pte Ltd (I could not verify this but you know what? I believe the partner of the company who said: Came across your post about companies' self-imposed stop-work order. I think they all deserve praise, acting for their staff more than te gov has shown. I would also like to let you know that actually, my company, universal success engineering pte ltd, has stopped all our existing reno projects since Monday. My partners and I still go out and about for meetings with clients, but all our job sites are at a standstill. Especially our non-indoor projects. As it is, existing work already contributes to a very dirty environment. With PSI above 200, our workers can't wok properly) (source: Bryan Sim)
152. 1896 Education (source: Damiem Mah)
153. Korla Pte Ltd (source: Ted Utoft)
154. The Chingchong Group (source: Adeline Tan)
155. Gameloft Pte Ltd (source: Zian Ismail)
156. FLY Entertainment (source: Irene Ang)
157. Singapore Committee for UN Women (source: Mrinalini Venkatachalam)
158. Asylum Pte Ltd (source: Brian Low)
159. Amnesty Pte Ltd (source: Brian Low)
160. Deezer (source: Natasha Lara Zainal)
161. YFind Technologies (source: Roy Soon)
162. The Plant Story (source: Cath Lim)
163. X-Mini (source: Samuel Woo)
164. The Hoffman Agency Singapore (source: Cheryl Tan)
165. SMARTRAC Technology Pte Ltd (source: Shanniel Chee)
166. HCM International Pte Ltd (source: Siewhoon Foong)
167. NextVIEW Pte. Ltd (source: Jemer B Garibay)
168. Sunset Bay Garden Bistro (closed this evening) (source: Russell Headech)
169. Hansoken Consulting (source: Kenneth Poon)
170. Innity Singapore Pte Ltd (source: Bettina Kam)
171. Spearing Search Consultancy (not verified) (source: James Fong)
172. Spearing training and events (not verified) (source: James Fong)
173. The Thought Collective (source: Sonia Kwek)
174. School Of Thought (source: Sonia Kwek)
175. Think Tank (source: Sonia Kwek)
176. Thinkscape (source: Sonia Kwek)
177. The Adventus Consultants (source: James Ong)
178. 8storeytree (source: Vivien Tan)
179. Concept360 (source: Benedict Lim)
180. Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP (source: Adriel J Ho)
181. Ambrosia Communications Pte Ltd (source: Sylvester Basil)
182. Vector Scorecard Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (not verified) (source: Mohamad Imran)
183. Art + Design Market no.5 event by BooksActually (Cancelled!) (source: Kenny Leck)
184. National Trades Union Congress (NEWSFLASH! OUR FIRST PUBLIC SECTOR (NOTE: NOT GOV HUH) TO HAVE THE OPTION TO WORK FROM HOME!!!) (source: Delia Chan)
185. Iris Singapore (source: Ken Choo)
186. Balanced Consultancy (source: Benjamin Young)
187. Mondelez Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (source: Calista Wong)
188. Dreiheit Group of Companies (source: Felicia Kang)
189. Bannistar Singapore Pte. Ltd. (source: Celiste En)
190. Discuss.com.sg (Sphere Interactive Media Pte Ltd) (source: Discuss.com.sg)
191. Triquesta Pte Ltd (source: Yoezer Adrian Herdadi)
192. Asia City Media Group (I-S/Where Magazine) (source: Crystal Lee)
193. Loving Your Bags (source: Sylvia Chen)
194. Exponential Interactive Inc Singapore (source: Samuel Wee)
195. Turnkey Business Solutions Pte Ltd (source: Jeff Pang)
196. Foo Kon Tan Grant Thorton (half day) (source: Neo Wei Xin)
197. Sunset Bay Garden Bistro (closed Friday) (source: Russell Headech)
198. Vistaprint Singapore (source: Bernard Leong)
199. Trans World Radio (Singapore) (source: Nicole Foo)
200. *SCAPE Co. Ltd (not verified) (source: Shahidah Jumat)
201. Hipvan (source: Tara Hirebet)
202. MARIS Asia Pacific (Maritime Information Systems AS) (source: Tushar Gandhi)
203. FTL Group (source: Jarrod Lim)
204. Publicis Singapore (source: Weilun Chong)
205. Procter & Gamble Singapore (source: Stesha Cua See)
206. Lynx Analytics (source: Gyuri Lajtai)
207. WDI Solutions (source: Stanly Neo)
208. Litt Lindden Design Associates (source: Suvajit Das)
209. Lowe & Partners Singapore (source: Caili Goh)
210. Phoenix Contact (SEA) Pte Ltd (source: SP Ang)
211. LASALLE College of the Arts (source: Faithyy Quirkook)
212. Providend (source: Audra Lim)
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Postby ScoobyDoes » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 4:15 pm

x9200 wrote:Damn. Hope it will not rain next week. Are the other similar couriers also that delicate?



An awful lot of schools are closed across the border. Only by the grace of it being the holidays this month does it mean the same has not happened here, errr, if you know what I mean.

Must admit, surprised when I hear McD's had cancelled deliveries (eventhough I never use them).
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Postby v4jr4 » Fri, 21 Jun 2013 4:23 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:
x9200 wrote:Damn. Hope it will not rain next week. Are the other similar couriers also that delicate?



An awful lot of schools are closed across the border. Only by the grace of it being the holidays this month does it mean the same has not happened here, errr, if you know what I mean.

Must admit, surprised when I hear McD's had cancelled deliveries (eventhough I never use them).


If things get worse, I wonder if Changi will close temporarily :?
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