The past few days have been quite terrible in Singapore as locals from our “neighbour from hell”, Indonesia has decided to set fire to their forests during the dry season to clear the land for farming.
As a result, the smog from the fire was blown towards Singapore, causing a haze situation with the pollution index hitting an all time high. I was concerned about how this could impact the trip and whether it would still be possible to climb Mount Kinabalu.
The adventurous me and my friend Sandy decided to just go ahead with the flight and see how it goes at Kota Kinabalu. I’ve checked the weather forecast and it looks all good and the air is supposedly cleaner than Singapore.
Luckily when I landed, the sky is only a little gray and the air is still fresh compared to Singapore. I have high hopes that when we get to the top, the view should still be awesome!