Singaporeans in Europe turn to cold drinks, sunscreen to beat the heat

Beachgoers seeking respite at Brighton Beach as temperatures exceeded 40 deg C in the UK on July 20, 2022. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MS RACHEL LOH
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SINGAPORE - As heatwaves sweep across Europe, Singaporeans there are coping by adjusting their schedule and lifestyle.

National marathoner Soh Rui Yong, who has been studying in England since January, used to start his marathon training at 6.45pm after class. But on Tuesday (July 19), he woke up at 5am instead to train before the sun rose so as to avoid the 39 deg C temperature projected to hit London later in the day.

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