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Haze in the air and haze in PM's tweet.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

PM Lee tweeted for "Singaporeans to remain calm and look out for one another. I'm confident we can manage this if we stay united n work together."

OK, this sounds very nice but AK71 is maybe a bit slow or plain stupid. How is looking out for one another, staying united and working together going to manage the haze situation?

Do I sound negative? I do? Oh, dear. OK, I shall try to be more positive.

Looking out for one another:
"Hey, you there! Look out! You are walking through very bad haze! Try walking around it!"

Staying united:
"Listen up, we must not let some KNS Indonesian minister say that we behave like children. We must let our indignation unite us! KNN!"

Working together:
"Everyone, position your electric fans at home to face south west and switch them on to the maximum speed! We will blow the haze back to Sumatra! Show the world that when Singaporeans work together, we can be fantastic!"

Details, PM Lee, details.

Related post:
Singaporean are kicking up a fuss about a little haze!


yeh said...

Haha. AK
So that is why there is a word says

AK71 said...

Hi yeh,

Well, it is not really that in this case. I mean he is not saying one thing and saying something else later on. He is really not saying anything meaningful here.

Somehow, I get a feeling of helplessness and I think the PM feels that way too. Whether things improve now and in the future depends on the Indonesians.

This incident once again demonstrates how vulnerable, being a small country, Singapore is.

JJ said...

Dear AK, I love ...... the idea, hey Singaporean 大家来 work together! I will standby all fans, pls post actual date and time, I'm ready AK!

AK71 said...

Hi JJ,

Er... I was only kidding but thanks for showing solidarity. ;p

Tien Song Chuan said...

In the mean time , a box of 20 N95 masks, going for $20 last week, now sells for up to $42. Business is good!

tccs077_blog said...

You are the ONE :)

"remain calm" - cannot get excited as may breathe more smoke...yak!

"look out for one another"? - cannot even see hazy...where are you?

"stay united n work together" - kidding? better to stay isolated from the smoke and avoid more outdoor work...sorry, got to stop..."cough, cough"...

AK71 said...

Hi Tien,

I believe that some people are profiteering out there. :(

I have yet to buy the masks.

AK71 said...

Hi tccs,

I enjoyed your interpretation. Hahaha... At least, we have not lost our sense of humour. ;)

coconut said...

the only good news right now (for s'pore) is the fire isn't going to spread until here.

JCK said...

AK et al

Hope you people are OK over there!

Looks pretty bad from the pics!

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

赤壁? O_o

AK71 said...


It is worse today. I am trying to get my hands on some N95 masks. Went to the polyclinic near my home and they are sold out. :(

AK71 said...

At 11AM, PSI 400!

AK71 said...

Singapore continued to be affected by the smoke haze from Sumatra brought over by the prevailing winds blowing from the southwest. 85 hotspots were detected over central Sumatra on 20 June 2013. For the next few days the current dry weather and wind conditions are likely to continue. Hazy conditions are thus expected to persist.

coconut said...

ya, this morning while driving, 3 gain city van was surrounded me at the traffic light, after which they all zoom different direction in a hurry.

my friend call last night asking us about the make and prices of aircon, "which one is the good and cheap one?"

in my mind i was saying, "you better get to the nearest shop and get one that can instal right away, still worry about prices!"

his aircon was down more than a year already haha.

Tien Song Chuan said...

By 340, some places already declare state of emergency. Here short-term productivity is considered to be important.

Tien Song Chuan said...

"Profiteering"? This is such a leftist socialist word. The correct word is "free market" , "trading", "business", "competitive" "capitalism" "no-body owes you a living"...

Tien Song Chuan said...

If the people really "look out for one another", there could already be a strike here amongst the outdoor workers and cleaners.

Tien Song Chuan said...

Call it "profiteering", the tourism industry is prospering as well. People are leaving the island.

JCK said...

Sold out!


Just saw the PSI is 400.

The Sands can be seen!

Hey.. If you need help with the masks, let me know.
I will send some over.

AK71 said...

Hi coconut,

Yup, it is the same idea you had about my friend buying a used car. ;p

Need it now, buy it now!

AK71 said...

Hi Tien,

You have planted an idea! Strike! And I don't mean it like they do in the bowling alleys. ;p

AK71 said...


That is so nice of you. Kamsiah! :)

A friend saw my cry for help and he is going to pass me some. ;p

coconut said...

haha tien, you are my kind of guy.

KB said...

The last one is the best - I'm going to buy a few more fans :)

AK71 said...

Hi KB,

Thank you for your contribution to nation building... and total de-fans. I mean defence. ;p

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