For those living in Saigon the last several years, it is becoming a norm to deal with rising air pollution as Autumn arrives. This year, in particular, the levels of PM 2.5 have risen significantly with a thick haze that covers the city all day. This haze started to show up last Friday in Saigon. With the haze came higher levels of PM 2.5. Normally with a rise in PM 2.5, … [Read more...] about Indonesian forest fires creating haze in Saigon?
Saigon had a huge downpour today. For some odd reason I decided to see what the water quality of the rain was. Since the rain was quite heavy, I was able to get a cupful of rainwater in a short time. As you will see from the photo, the ppm was 7. Quite clean. No surprises here. … [Read more...] about Water quality of Saigon rain
For those living in Saigon long-term, it is natural to have concerns over the quality of the drinking water in the city. When I first arrived to Saigon in 2004, you dared not drink from the tap water. Everyone always ordered bottled water. Some 15 years later, the tap water has significantly improved. Yet, most people, such as myself, will be a bit weary to drink from the … [Read more...] about Would you switch to tap water in Saigon?
A couple weeks ago I dropped by Kawasaki Maxmoto. During my wait I got to see the Vinfast Klara for the first time. This is the first electric bike produced in Vietnam. I never tested it out but I hope to in the future. … [Read more...] about Vinfast Klara at Kawasaki Maxmoto
This morning Saigon suffered yet another bad air morning with the AQI (air quality indicator) at 162 (50 AQI and below is healthy). With cooler weather, the air pollution in Saigon tends to get worse in the morning due to temperature inversions. What is Temperature Inversion? Temperature inversion is when the surface air temperature is cooler then the air above it (air is … [Read more...] about Temperature Inversion Pollution in Saigon