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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: Showers with thunder expected in the late afternoon and early evening mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore.  High tide 6.45 am 2.2m  10.09 pm  2.1m    Sunrise 7.15 am Sunset 7.20 pm Moonrise  3.11 am  Moonset 3.30 pm   PSI: 41 (good) Temp: 24-33  degrees Celsius    


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    Get For Me: PropertyBuyer.com for properties

     The Singapore Real Estate Online has been renamed PropertyBuyer.com and has a new website address - www.propertybuyer.com. This website puts potential buyers/renters of properties with sellers/owners. Its plus points are:

     1. You can key in your criteria for the property you are seeking and the system matches what you want with what's available in their database

     2. An indicative valuation is shown so you know whether what you are asked to pay is reasonable or not

     3. It doesn't charge you a cent at all if it can't refer you to a prospective seller/owner.

     4. It has well-known developers, such as Far East Organisation, Wing Tai and First Capital Corporation holding shares, so you can expect it to come out with exclusive property listings from these companies.

     However, I did some searching on the website and came away disappointed for the following reasons:

     1. As a buyer/renter, I just cannot browse through details of properties available. I need to key in my wishlist- minimum/maximum price, preferred location, ideal built-in area, etc. before the system can get me information at all. 

     2. Even then, if the system can't match my wishlist with a piece of property available, it just tells me " sorry " and I am back to square one.

     3. I tried searching for rental properties in the Tanglin category on their website, but no matter what criteria I keyed in , the system just came up with " sorry ". It probably means they are a little thin on such listings. I have better luck looking through other websites for rental properties that are available.

     All things said, it's still new, having been launched just yesterday. I am sure it will do very well.

     Click PropertyBuyer.com


NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.

COMING SOON: i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

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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.

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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. 


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  Tourist Arrival Statistics

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

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

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News Flash        

Today Wednesday 1 Mar 2000

In Singapore

SM Lee Kuan Yew, now on a private visit to Washington, met Clinton administration officials to discuss the cross-strait situation and a spectrum of regional issues. He called on Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan on Monday.

The 1999 0-level results will be released today and school candidates can get their result slips from their schools at 2 pm.

SingTel lost out to Pacific Century CyberWorks in its bid to merge with Hongkong's Cable & Wireless HKT yesterday.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force Lieutenant was charged in a district court yesterday with stealing a S$5100 Rolex watch from a traffic accident victim who died after his car hit a tree on a road divider. No plea was taken from Subari Akob, 32. who has been suspended from duty since June.

New guidelines soon for pre-school education.


Jakarta: President Abdurrahman Wahid made a historic visit to East Timor yesterday.

Around the world

Washington: The US military lacks the intelligence information needed to fight and function effectively in many cities around the world, especially indeveloping countries most likely to harbour future conflicts, said congressional investigators on Monday.

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.


The Editor

Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com