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Singapore's air turns 'hazardous' as Indonesian fires rage

Reuters: Singapore, a major financial center, will send a delegation to Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the smog that has turned its usually clear skies grey, Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told a news conference.The outlines of skyscrapers were barely visible in the central core of the bustling city-state and the smell of burnt wood permeated the air."Things will get worse before ge

Reuters:

Singapore, a major financial center, will send a delegation to Jakarta on Thursday to discuss the smog that has turned its usually clear skies grey, Environment Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told a news conference.

The outlines of skyscrapers were barely visible in the central core of the bustling city-state and the smell of burnt wood permeated the air.

"Things will get worse before getting better," the Today newspaper quoted Balakrishnan as saying on its Twitter feed.

The Pollution Standards Index (PSI) soared to a record high of 321 at 10 p.m., up from 290 just an hour earlier and below 200 earlier in the day. The haze has also shrouded some parts of Malaysia. Continue reading

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