The SilkAir flight I was on touched down in Singapore at approximately 23:40hrs last night. The first thing I noticed upon entering Changi Airport was the foggy / misty feel outside. Initially I attributed it to the airplane window, but when I logged onto facebook after 8 long days (fb is banned in China -.-“) and read the first 3 status updates on my newsfeed, I realized that it wasn’t the window. It is foggy out there. The annual haze, caused by forest fires in Sumatra, Indonesia, has returned.
I kept my windows closed the entire night due to the stench, but I can’t stay indoors forever as I need to get myself to work this morning. The 10min walk to the MRT station was nasty. The usual mid-year heat was there, and the air was choked with smog. It’s suffocating. Arriving at the office, I noticed that the area around where I’m seated is being renovated. /sigh what a return from vacation, huh? Haze outside, dust inside. Keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t pick up any respiratory infections due to this >_<”
To those responsible for all the smog (shall not go into detail here to prevent stirring up some international/racial **** – finger pointing is fully NOT my intention here though I do have some personal views that I reckon are best left self-censored), the following meme sums up my feelings for you.