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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%

Working Language: English

Other official languages: Mandarin, Malay & Tamil.

Planners expect the population of Singapore to reach 5.5 million by 2040 or 2050, taking into account an expected increase in the number of foreigners working here. From just 3 million in 1990, the number has swelled to 3.9 million today, including 700 000 foreigners.

A high-level working committee is now looking at ways to encourage more couples to have babies. Demographer Saw Swee Hock says that if the fertility rate continues to stay below two, the population here, minus the foreigners, will peak at about 3.3 million in 2025 and then begin to drop.

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

 

 

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder expected over many areas in the late morning and early afternoon.  WATER TIDES High tide 9.15 am 2.4m  9.54 pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 6.57 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 4.28 am  Moonset 4.50 pm   PSI: 36 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    

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NEW WEBSITES  

Moms4moms.org is a website on mums for mums by mums.

bowtieAsia.com  dedicates itself to linking e-angels to promising Internet & Infocomm Start-Up Companies.

AsiaBuilders.com provides comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry.

Moneycast.com.sg has an online stock game in which you can win a grand cash prize of S$10 000. The Game is divided into 6 weekly contests and starts on 17 Apr 2000. 

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). 

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched on 17 May 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

SporesCity

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 491 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

Renamed! The Lasalle International Design School is now Raffles Lasalle International Design School.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

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Singapore Government Website   Police Ministry Of Education  Consular Matters & Migrating (known as permanent residency)

Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

     The Singapore Jewellers' Association (SJA) has advised tourists to buy jewellery from retailers accredited with the Singapore Jewellers' Association or who carry the Jeweller Trust or Case Trust logo. Its announcement follows a series of complaints by tourists from China who told the Chinese daily, Lianhe Zaobao that they were "ripped off" by jewellers in Singapore who sold them fake products.

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

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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. 

The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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 Monday 1 May 2000

Singapore will need another 800 000 dwelling units to accommodate a projected population of 5.5 million by 2040. That will bring the total number of homes to 1.8 million units, almost twice the figure of nearly one million homes for the present population of 3.9 million people.

A flower pot falling from a Housing Board block of flats landed on the head of a five-year-old girl yesterday and killed her. The girl, who was walking back from the market with her aunt and older sister, was directly below Block 54, Kent Road when the tragedy happened at about noon.

 

Asia 

Jakarta: Risking yet another confrontation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid has pledged to delay the implementation of value-added tax (VAT) and a sales tax on luxury goods on Batam island.

Around the world

Washington: The US government has formally designated Aids as a security threat that could topple foreign governments, touch off ethnic wars and undo decades of work in building democracies abroad. According to WHO figures, 2.3 million people are now infected with Aids in sub-Saharan Africa, with new infections coming at the rate of roughly 5000 a day. Of 13 million deaths to date, 11 million have been in sub-Saharan Africa.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

SINGAPORE SLING

30ml Gin

15ml Cherry Brandy

120ml Pineapple Juice

15ml Lime Juice

7.5ml Cointreau

7.5ml Dom Benedictine

10ml Grenadine

A dash of Angostura Bitters

Garnish with a slice of pineapple & cherry

The Singapore Sling was created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.

ECONOMY

The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.