MALAYSIA - After being shrouded in haze just a few days ago, the air quality in the northern parts of the peninsula was fresher as Malaysians ushered in the Merdeka Day.
According to the website of the Department of Environment, the Air Pollutant Index (API) as of 4pm yesterday was bordering in between the moderate and healthy levels.
The API at Universiti Sains Malaysia and Seberang Jaya were recorded at 51 and 50, respectively.
In Prai, the reading was in the healthy-level bracket of 37.
Visibility around the state had also improved with an average reading of 8km in Bayan Lepas, Butterworth and Prai.
Meanwhile, other states like Kedah and Perlis had also recorded healthy API readings.
Tourist haven Langkawi came in at 33 while Alor Setar and Bakar Arang in Sungai Petani recorded a reading of 29 and 41, respectively.
In Perlis, the API reading was 26 while the station at Seri Manjung in Perak showed a reading of 50.