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     A Tour of Singapore River & Beach Road.

Take a stroll down to the Singapore River.

 

  ARMCHAIR-SIGHTSEEING  

  It's Saturday again, and time to go on another armchair-sightseeing trip. Today, we are going to take a stroll down to the Singapore River and then walk past City Hall and the Padang.

  It's pretty hot so take along your hat and a cold can of Coke. We are also making a trip to Beach Road, where the world-famous Raffles Hotel sits.

  Come back next Saturday, when we visit Chinatown, and see what it looks like today. We are going to have to skip the People's Park area along New Bridge Road. The whole place is a construction site for the new MRT tunnel and we will only be in the way.  Enjoy yourself, please. 

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MPH Bookstore has gone online.  It has up to 2.5 million books for your selection. Click MPHOnline.com now.

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched in Apr 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

Standard Chartered Bank has tied up with Pacfusion.com to launch its Internet banking service on 28 Mar 2000. Click PacFusion.com

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

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Today Saturday 1 Apr 2000

In Singapore

Today is April Fool's Day so be a little careful in case you should fall prey...

StarHub enters local telecommunication market today with its IDD services aimed at undercutting SingTel's; and  free incoming calls and per-second billing all day for mobile-phone users.

The month-long Singapore Food Festival was officially opened yesterday at Parco Bugis Junction.

The Jurong Bird Park raises its admission fees from today. The new fees are S$12 for adults, S$5 for children, and S$8.40 for senior citizens. The previous rates were S$10.30, S$4.12 and S$7.21 respectively. Charges for the Panorail will also be increased from S$2.50 to S$3 for adults and senior citizens. Children's charges will be doubled from S$1 to S$2.

Slightly more than 93% of Clob investors have accepted the offer from Malaysian private firm Effective Capital to pave the way for staggered sale of their frozen shares.

A 19-year-old youth, who molested and raped his 39-year-old step-mother, was sentenced to a total of nine years' jail and nine strokes of the cane yesterday.

Asia 

Date, Japan: Japan's Mount Usu volcano erupted yesterday after two decades of silence, spewing hot rock, gas and a plume of ash over the snowy countryside of northern Hokkaido island, and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.

Around the world

London: Dozens of Britons have stepped forward in recent days to exchange their kidneys for more than US$1 million (S$1.7 million) in lottery cash won by a man waiting for an organ transport. The kidney rush started on Wednesday when the patient, Mr Mick Taylor, won GBP4.1 million (S$11.1 million) in Britain's national lottery. 

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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