Smoky chemical smell in various parts of S'pore traced to industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor

The strong chemical smell experienced by Singapore residents in the North-east of the island on Monday (Sep 25) at been traced to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia.

The National Environment Agency (NEA) posted an update on its Facebook page last night (Sep 29) stating that it had gotten in touch with its counterpart in Malaysia, the Department of Environment (DOE) for assistance to investigate the source of the petrol-like smell on Monday.

"The DOE has deployed resources in identifying the source of the smell," it said.

"It has traced the source to an industrial facility in Pasir Gudang, and is taking action against the operator."

NEA said that it will continue to monitor the air quality levels in Singapore.

Several Stompers contacted Stomp expressing confusion and concern at the smell and smoke that was reported from Sengkang to Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang.

At the time, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) deployed resources to investigate the situation and said that there was no confirmed incident and closely monitored the situation with the NEA.