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Singapore hit by haze from forest fires

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Singapore was shrouded in a smoky-smelling haze on Monday as pollution from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island spread to neighbouring countries. 

A view from Mount Faber shows haze covering Singapore, on June 17, 2013. Singapore is shrouded in a smoky-smelling haze as pollution from forest fires in Indonesia's Sumatra island spreads to neighbouring countries.

The Pollutant Standards Index reading at noon stood at 80, in the higher range of the "moderate" band, according to the National Environment Agency (NEA) website. Any reading above 100 is considered unhealthy.

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