Marina Bay in Singapore shrouded by haze. (Reuters Photo/Edgar Su)

Singapore Netizens Take to Twitter After Haze Blankets City

BY :ERIN COOK

AUGUST 26, 2016

Jakarta. Just days after Malaysia offered firefighting assistance to Indonesia ahead of this year's haze crisis, Singapore's National Environment Agency has warned residents air pollution caused by the burning of forests in Sumatra and Kalimantan has reached high-moderate.

The 24-hour Pollutant Standards Index reported levels of 58-80, or moderate, as of 11 a.m. Jakarta time on Friday (26/08) after steadily rising since 3 a.m. The level becomes "unhealthy" at 101.

Singaporean netizens took to Twitter to share views of the skyline and joke about the annual health and environmental crisis under the hashtag #SGHaze, which began trending throughout the region.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The haze is back. Thank you Indonesia for the clean air for the past 11 months. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sghaze?src=hash">#sghaze</a></p>&mdash; Xavier Lur (@xavierlur) <a href="https://twitter.com/xavierlur/status/768965562441474052">August 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It&#39;s all good, guys! We can still play today! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sghaze?src=hash">#sghaze</a> <a href="https://t.co/86Qo2PmgqT">pic.twitter.com/86Qo2PmgqT</a></p>&mdash; Gerard Ward (@GerardWard) <a href="https://twitter.com/GerardWard/status/769020332145577984">August 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Welp. Is it time of the year to thank Indonesia for 11 months of clean air? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/sghaze?src=hash">#sghaze</a> <a href="https://t.co/Myp4qo7yd3">pic.twitter.com/Myp4qo7yd3</a></p>&mdash; Amos Tan (@AlphaTRL) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlphaTRL/status/769000696632840192">August 26, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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