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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

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What's New on our website


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

Our National Library

Radio Music Awards

Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

The WEATHER TODAY: Cloudy. Showers with thunder in the early morning and again in the afternoon over most areas. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and early afternoon showers are expected for Wednesday and Thursday. WATER TIDES High tide  12.52pm 2.7m  11.54pm 3.2m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  8.04am  Moonset 8.35pm  PSI: 50 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-30  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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     Get For Me Singapore is now 1,000 pages thick!

Shaw House in Orchard Road

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Get For Me Singapore website was launched on 28 November 1999. We started with barely a few pages.

  Today, eight months later, we are 1,000 pages thick. Our aim was and will always be to provide information on Singapore which you will find useful.

  We started as a rudimentary website serving expatriates and overseas-based Singaporeans. Over time, we developed arms and legs and fine-tuned our content.

  It is our wish now to spread our wings and become a community Internet content provider for consumers. Our content will expand to include more community-based programmes. However, the change will be gradual - we cannot become something else overnight. We need to let our website evolve its identity.

  Some of our overseas visitors have been seeking information on stuff, such as accommodation in Barcelona, which we are unable to provide presently without diluting our focus - which is Singapore. But, we are opening a section on Global Cities soon to provide information on such cities. If these new web-pages progress into veritable one-stop information centres on the cities, so be it. We'll let nature take its course.

  Already, in response to request from owners of some websites with content outside the focus of Singapore, we have included their websites under Global heading. These changes are natural and in response to a changing environment. In the months to come, we will take a step back and look at our facade again to see how Get For Me Singapore has progressed. Till then, we wish you a happy and fruitful visit to our website.    

We received our 300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at

NEW WEBSITES is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website. is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded. is an online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over 100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as delegates. For more information, please e-mail is the website of car dealer Tiong Choon. is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress. is the website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in 1999. is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000. is a home furnishing website. is a travel website launched on 19 Jul 2000. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets next month. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). has gone online! This shop already has nine branches selling everything at S$1.99 each. Items range from crockery, utensils, confectionery,  household accessories, artificial flowers to Hello Kitty stationery. is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.


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

We are now 1,006 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep 2000.


New societies registered:

*Filipino Ladies' Group 304 Orchard Road #02-95 Lucky Plaza Singapore 238863 (13 Jul 2000)

*Yio Chu Kang Primary School Alumni Association  Yio Chu Kang Primary School 1 Hougang St 51 Singapore 538720 (14 Jul 2000)

*Aesthetic Dentistry Society (Singapore)  24 Raffles Place #02-04 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 (18 Jul 2000)

Please sign our guestbook... Thank you.

PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to


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.


 National Day 9 Aug 2000

Have you started displaying the Singapore flag at the facade of your residence yet?

Show your love for your country!

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


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, flying into Singapore, getting an employment pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

Viva Viagra  A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug 2000  8pm at Drama Centre; 29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000  Drama Centre 3pm

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival follows thereafter.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the Frontpage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


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Tuesday 1 Aug 2000

The new kid on the block, SPH MediaWorks, has scored a coup by netting media luminaries Man Shu Sum and Andrea Teo to fill key positions in its newly-formed broadcast subsidiary. Mr Man has 25 years of broacasting experience, of which 19 years was spent with Television Corporation of Singapore. Ms Teo is best known for steering Singapore's top sitcoms, like Under One Roof, and Phua Chu Kang.

A kindergarten teacher fell 11 storeys to her death while trying to enter her parents' flat through a window on Saturday morning. Her parents live in Bedok North. Mdm Qamariah Amat, 29, was desperate to check her ailing mother and became worried when one one answered the bell and repeated knocks on the door. She tried to enter the flat by climbing through the living-room window but lost her balance and fell.

Phase 2C of the primary one registration exercise started yesterday.


Beijing: China sentenced a senior official to death yesterday for bribery in a high-level prosecution aimed at soothing public anger over corruption. Cheng Kejie, a former vice-chairman of the influential Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), was convicted in a Beijing court of accepting 41 million yuan (S$8.2 million) in bribes while he was provincial governor of the southern Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the official Xinhua news agency said. 

 Around the world

Toronto: A British Airways concorde carrying 66 people from London to New York had to make an emergency stop in eastern Canada after a crew member smelled fuel in the cabin, the airline said. Emergency vehicles were on alert on Sunday as the Concorde descended into the Gander, Newfoundland, airport but the landing went ahead without incident, said Canada's Transportation Ministry.

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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.