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This year’s haze is probably one of the worst cases of air pollution in Malaysia as our nation chokes on the toxic smog blanketing the nation.

This year’s haze is probably one of the worst cases of air pollution in Malaysia as our nation chokes on the toxic smog blanketing the nation.

We were given the unattractive award of No 1 most air polluted country in the world, while Kuching was bestowed the suffocating “honour” of world’s most air polluted city.

Well, it looks like the haze has gotten so bad in Sarawak’s capital that even Kuching’s iconic statue is wearing an N95 mask!

Credit: Borneo Post

Borneo Post reports that the Kuching City South Council’s white kitty statue put on a face mask with ‘N95’ stamped across it to reflect the residents’ suffering in the haze.

Besides the mask, the iconic feline also carries a banner with haze-protection advice on its left paw that says:

  • Rehydrate frequently
  • Stay indoors as much as possible
  • Wear a face mask when outdoors
  • Wash your hands and face after being outdoors
  • Seek medical assistance if feeling unwell

via GIPHY

Earlier in September, Kuching was consistently recording Air Pollutant Idex (API) around 200 as winds carried smoke from fires razing across Kalimantan.

However, the winds of change are blowing, and the end of the haze is in sight.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department just announced that the monsoon changes are expected to begin on 24th September.

This would bring about strong winds and thunderstorms, which would greatly ease the haze.

In the meantime, keep yourself protected by reading our article on tips to protect yourself during the haze.

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(In sign of the times, Kuching’s cat statue dons N95 face mask)

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