Office Worker: I wasnĄ¯t really affected because I was working in the air-conditioned building the whole day. Only when I stepped out for lunch did I feel some pain in my eyes.
Hawker: Very difficult to work with the haze. I kept on coughing and had to go back home to rest. Even if I stayed on, customers would be afraid that they would be eating germs with food.
Student 1: It was very difficult to study and we had to take more precautions during our physical education lessons.
Student 2: The smell affected my senses and my eyes felt quite painful. When I returned back home, I immediately turned on the air con and studied.
Office Worker 2: I had to stay in my office for most of the time as the haze made my eyes water. It also made my skin feel dry and I had to do a few facials.
Environmentally Concerned person: During this period, the air pollution is very high. And because people turn on their air conditioners, more fossil fuels are used. This will emit out a lot of carbon dioxide into the air.
Housewife: The haze was too much for me to take so I had to turn on the air con. When I received my bill, I found out that I had used twice the amount of electricity. I was quite shocked and my husband was not too happy about it too.