As reported here previously, Singapore’s annual haze season is upon us. Every Autumn famrers in Malaysia and Indonesia burn new tracts of rainforest in order to plant crops. The smoke drifts over Singapore, and we all spend anything between a week and a couple of months coughing and sniffing.
The actual Chinese name for Indonesia is 印度尼西亚 (Yìndùníxīyà), and means nothing. Here, the characters read “poisonous smoke will kill you”.