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Hazing the Neighbours....


This picture was taken earlier today, at 10.50 am. Nope, it wasn't fog. It's the bloody haze.

My school is on top of a hill, Bukit Merchat (or Mer-chut Hill to you English speaking people). We have a spectacular view of the surrounding, and from over elevation, can see kilometres away. The haze has made this impossible for months now...

Indonesia is on fire.... The country surrounding Malaysia is burning its jungles for new plantations. Smoke and ash are spread throughout South East Asia and the neighbouring countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines are affected. This happens EVERY FREAKING YEAR!

The air was so polluted that some states close schools because of the high API (air pollution index). In the picture, our API is about 128.... Just imagine in south Sumatra, Indonesia, some parts reached 800 - 1000 units.

And yesterday in the news, a minister from Indonesia asked why must they apologize for the haze?

....... some people are born stupid it seems....

8 comments:

Tomoko said...

Hello,Ramzu
I hope your atmosphere will be clear soon. Your photo is hazy but beautiful.
Thank you for your comment.

Rock Chef said...

This happens each year? Not sure what would happen over here if something like that happened. Probably a small war!

Casey Freeland said...

Looks like Los Angeles. Sorry man. We get major fires up where I live as well. Wildfires. Just now getting out of the "season". It's been a bad one.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Dear Tomoko;
Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you here a lot more :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Mr Rock Chef;
Small war? Oh how i wish it is so.... but its a rather delicate matter politically and inclusive to the security of the country too. One day i will elaborate :)

Ramzu Zahini said...

Mr Freeland;
Yes, i witnessed the fires on tv. Its dry season over there right?
At least people don't purposely start fire over there.
It's infuriating to know that thousands upon thousands acres of jungles burnt on purpose next door.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wow, that is something! But it is a great photo, too.

Ramzu Zahini said...

In the picture, the land was choked by the haze.
I will try to take a proper pic of a clear day soon :)

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