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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.

Chinese                     77%

Malays                      14%

Indians                     7.6%

Other ethnic groups 1.4%

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The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy and windy with passing showers in the  late morning and afternoon mainly over the northern, western and central Singapore.  High tide 7.54 am 2.4m  10.28 pm 2.2m   Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.20 pm   Moonrise  3.41 am  Moonset  4.00 pm   PSI: 31 (good) Temp: 23-31 degrees Celsius   


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    Get For Me: Yellow Pages' new auction website 

     Yellow Pages now has an online auction service at their website. From today, there's no need for you to hunt the island for the best bargains. All you need to do is to register at their website first and then name your price for the items you want to buy by placing a bid.

     Items available for bidding range from 3Com Palm V connected organisers, Ariston washing machines, Aiwa VCD players, and Canon EOS 300 cameras to Motorola V2088 Dualband mobilephones.

     Only one unit of each auction item is available. The bidder who bids the highest bid will win. Winners are obligated to buy the item at the highest bid. If more than one bidder bids the highest bid, then the one who placed the bid first gets the item.

     Why not pay them a visit today?

     getforme their website: Yellow Pages

NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:  Low Lying Areas In Singapore  Lists the flood-prone areas in Singapore. Things you should know  Tells you things you need to be aware of. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Transfer Of Web Host From To

EXPATRIATES: EscapeArtist.Com  The website on overseas living for international job seekers and expatriates.  ExpatSingapore  For expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent information on Singapore.  ContactSingapore  Step-by-step guide to applying for a job, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board

USEFUL WEBSITES:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Tuesday 1 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Clob: KL Stock Exchange (KLSE) says Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) recognises Effective but SGX says the KLSE statement is 'an incomplete and misleading account' of the SGX position.

A former foreman who buried eight puppies alive on a fish farm was jailed for two months yesterday.

A group of gamblers were arrested by the police in a two-storey shophouse in Bukit Merah on Sunday night.

SPH's revamped is attracting heavier traffic. Its pageviews have leapt 15% to 1.15 million a day.

Two former national boxers are on trial for attacking two men with knives at a friend's party in Sep 1998.

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) Airbus 310 made an emergency landing at Beijing Airport yesterday when an alarm signalled that one of its engines was on fire.   


Jakarta: President Abdurrahman Wahid yesterday said he would ask Security Co-Ordinating Minister Wiranto to resign after a govt-backed panel formally accused the former military chief of complicity in East Timor's destruction.

Around the world

Abidjan (Ivory Coast):  Plane with 179 aboard crashes into sea soon after take-off. Ten survivors are found but nearly 60 bodies are washed ashore.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.


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Raymond Han

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