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When ash from Philippines blanketed Singapore (The Straits Times)

30 years ago, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines rocked the planet with a series of eruptions. The eruption on 15 June 1991, the largest recorded in the past century, blew ash to Singapore which hung in the air for three weeks. Recalling the event, Associate Professor...

Haze Outlook 2021: Sustainable Resources and Opportunities in ASEAN

Event DetailsDate: Thursday, 24 June 2021Time: 10:30am – 11:45am (SGT) / 9:30am – 10:45am (JKT)Format: Online (Zoom) Registration link: (closes on Tuesday, 22 June 2021) Programme (SGT) 10:25am – 10:30amRegistration 10:30am – 10:35amIntroductory Remarks by –Ms. Seraphim Cheong, Director for Outreach and Special Projects, SIIA 10:35am – 10:40amOpening...

[PREMIUM]- Country Updates (27 May-9 June 2021)

CountryShare of population fully vaccinated (two doses) against COVID-19Total vaccine doses administeredNumber of COVID-19 casesSingapore30% (as of 31 May)4.05 million (as of 31 May)62,219Indonesia4.1% (as of 7 June)28.97 million (as of 7 June)1,869,325Malaysia3.5% (as of 7 June)3.64 million (as of 7 June)627,652          Thailand2% (as of 7...

Singapore’s COVID-19 Resurgence

Singapore’s Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is due to end on Sunday, 13 June 2021. The new restrictions were imposed following a spike in cases due to more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus. Since the imposition of the heightened alert, unlinked Covid-19 cases fell from...

Myanmar Corporate Briefing

As the political crisis in Myanmar deepens, estimates reveal that the death toll has exceeded 800 and more than 4000 people have been detained. On 3 June 2021, the SIIA held its monthly corporate briefing on Myanmar for the Institute’s Roundtable and Corporate members. Associate...

Malaysia’s Covid-19 Resurgence

Malaysia has imposed a 2-week nationwide lockdown from 1 June 2021 to contain the worsening Covid-19 outbreak. Only essential businesses are allowed to operate under the lockdown, with schools and shopping malls shuttered. Covid-19 cases are on the rise, with new infections averaging over 6,000...

Haze-free chat with SIIA’s Deputy Director, Meixi Gan

Why should we care about the transboundary haze issue, and what does the SIIA do about it? “Transboundary haze is much more than an air pollution problem – it actually affects a number of sustainable development goals. Transboundary haze is caused largely by the use of...

[PREMIUM]: Country updates (13-25 May 2021)

Country Share of population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (Our World In Data) Total vaccine doses administered (Our World In Data)Number of COVID-19 cases (Worldometer)Singapore 24.62% (as of 17 May)3.41 million (as of 17 May) 61,860Indonesia 3.62% (as of 23 May)24.79 million (as of 23 May)1,781,127       Malaysia 2.99% (as of 23 May) 2.54 million...