A new study from the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that Singapore's average outdoor sound level throughout the day is 69.4 decibels, which is equivalent to the noise made by a vacuum cleaner..
This exceeds the National Environmental Agency's recommendation of no more than 67 decibels averaged over an hour, and is a whisker shy of the World Health Organisation threshold of 70 decibels a day.
And for those living next to busy roads, MRT tracks, construction sites and shopping malls around Singapore, the din just outside their homes are everyday occurences that they have to cope with.
A total of 18,768 sound measurements were recorded over a 2 1/2-month period to identify the noisiest districts of Singapore. How noisy is your neighborhood?