The majority of the businesses in Singapore are taking a hit as a result of the persistent hazardous haze that has been putting a damper on customers’ desire to go on their outdoor adventures.

Those which are bracing themselves for a long decline in sales are also those which were deeply looking forward to a surge from Formula 1 week – one of the biggest and most profitable weeks of the year for many businesses. A few of these firms have already started to see their takings go down.

Many establishments, especially restaurants with ample outdoor seats, have been greatly affected according to Singapore River One, a not-for-profit organization that manages businesses at Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay. A few of them are the Dallas Restaurant & Bar, Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore, and The Penny Black Victorian London Pub.

The Dallas Restaurant & Bar saw its number of customers nearly halved. According to the restaurant …