Since August, people in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and some parts of Indonesia have been choking on the haze brought on by agricultural fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia.
The annual situation worsened this year when it coincided with the climate cycle El Nino, prolonging the fumes and making it more difficult to put out. Because setting fire to clear vast plots of lands is cheap and easy, owners of the plantations do it every year. The Indonesia government have been trying to crack down on this problem for years.
Check out what some of the users and celebrities on social media platform migme are saying about the haze.
Official @migmerchandise wants everyone to stay safe with masks
Singaporean musician @mintleong disapproves of ugly masks
Aww, Indonesian user @teddybear actually apologized
@miucia‘s green bean soup clears all the haze from her yard
Here’s a photo of the haze in Singapore
More photos of the haze, although who’s looking at the haze when @allanwau is shirtless on our screens?
@miucia again, with more photos of the haze
@pyari_ would like to switch places with @jeffreykumar
And more photos of the haze
@amicat wants the coconut-wielding bomoh to come back and solve the haze issue with his bamboo sticks
Clever @thegracetan picked white sand over white haze
@nattylim showed concern for her Malaysian friend @jeffreykumar with a Stay Safe gift on migme
@zozomoey showed us you can be creative even when you’re having difficulties breathing
@dewi_azam did everyone a public service by sharing real-time Pollution Standard Index (PSI) readings
And showed us what the haze looks like where she lives
@richardnghs is an opportunist (Makes sense that he’s a financial investment blogger)
Play spot the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands with @busy-angel
@derekcai sent some Fresh Air to his friends
Haze? What haze? Hello, @uttsada!
@derekcai does not like the haze very much
@teddybear sends virtual masks to her friends in Singapore and Malaysia.
This guest post is written by @derekcai