Saigon Haze

 photo 20130624_101440_zps74b9816c.jpgThis morning as I was on my way to work, it was raining a wee bit and thought the hazy weather was due to rain clouds and moisture. But as I got into the city, the haze didn’t seem to be about the rainy weather. Nor was it fog. It looked nothing like a fog to me.

I checked online and there has been talk about haze blanketing the city. šŸ˜¦ And the levels were pretty bad. It was 370 PSI at 8 am this morning. I remember letting my youngest son go out at that time. So I was really alarmed!

 photo WP_20130624_003_zps4fd059f0.jpgPhoto by Erick Doan

The only website I could get information on the pollution level is from Air Purifier Vietnam. I know it’s to their interest letting us know about the status of pollution in Saigon but really, I thank them for their information. I couldn’t find any other site providing this information! Ā And I couldn’t doubt the information because it really looks bad outside.

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Hopefully the values continue to go down as the day ends. Stay indoors as much as you can everyone!

 photo 20130624_173140_zps5eb244f8.jpgJust a bit of an update. From this area in Sky Garden, you’d typically see Bitexco quite clearly — even in the late afternoon. But today, you can only see a hazy outline. šŸ˜¦

Some photos from today:

 photo 1008750_10152941500490713_1603872071_o_zps1e639d39.jpgphoto by Heshan Jayakody, 8 am

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photo by Amanda Perry, 8:15 am

 photo 1025287_495407300533185_1850541509_o_zps95deef5c.jpgphoto by Cyril Dubrowsky from Vung Tau, 10:30 am

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5 Responses to Saigon Haze

  1. no dink says:

    all that smokes is from forrest clearing in Malaysia, I think. Singapore has this awful smog over a week already!

    • sillyashy says:

      it’s from the forest clearing in Indonesia. yes, malaysia and singapore are having our fair shares of smog as well. malaysia does not use this method of fertilizing the soil for next cycle of land use.

  2. Jared Fisher says:

    The only website I could get information on the pollution level is from Air Purifier Vietnam. I know itā€™s to their interest letting us know about the status of pollution in Saigon but really, I thank them for their information. I couldnā€™t find any other site providing this information! And I couldnā€™t doubt the information because it really looks bad outside.

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