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Kuala Terengganu drawbridge blanketed by haze

Last Update: 11/09/2019

KUALA TERENGGANU, Sept 11 --  The drawbridge, this city’s latest landmark, usually visible from a distance, can now be viewed only from close range because of the haze.

A Bernama check until 2.30pm today found that even at a distance of 300 metres, the drawbridge’s two 16-storey high towers were not entirely visible.

Usually, the city’s iconic structure is visible from the Teluk Ketapang Beach which is about a kilometre away.

Meanwhile, Terengganu Department of Environment (DOE) senior assistant director Zakaria Ahmad @ Mohd when contacted by Bernama, said the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the state were at a moderate level and there were no current records of fires.

"Based on API readings at four air monitoring stations in the state, there had been a slight increase compared to yesterday at the Kemaman, Kuala Terengganu and Besut stations," he said.

Although the Terengganu API readings are not at the “hazardous” level, the people have been advised not to engage in any open-burning activities so as not to aggravate the situation and to focus on their health under the current weather conditions.

The check also found that despite the haze, many people were seen carrying out their daily activities without using any masks.



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