Your guide to surviving the haze in Malaysia

Gear up, bunker in and be ready for the smoky apocalypse

Let’s face it, even if you’re working from home right now, you can’t escape the haze.

The insanely high air pollutants index (PSI) level right now will invade your nostrils even when you’re indoors. It’s seemingly impossible to hide from the haze.

Fret not. While everything seems hopeless, the least you can do is arm yourself with the right equipment to mitigate the ill-effects of this damn haze before you head out. Protect your home from those nasty particles and keep yourself occupied while you lock yourself indoors.

This is the essential guide you'll need to tide through the hazy days ahead.

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Mask up immediately

Obviously, you should mask up, what with the API going beyond 200 in recent days. Sure, it might get a bit uncomfortable when the mask is on for too long. But hey, that’s nothing compared to all that dust particles you’re sucking in. At the very least, the N95 masks are 95% effective against fine particles between the size of 0.1 to 0.3 microns.

As to where you can get it, it’s available from major pharmacies and supermarkets. For convenience, you can also order more N95 masks through online stores such as Qoo10. Which, by the way, gathers all available masks under one page for easy shopping.