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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 in the late morning and afternoon over northern, eastern and western Singapore.  WATER TIDES High tide 9.58 am 2.6m  10.16 pm 2.7m  SUN Sunrise 6.57 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 5.15 am  Moonset 5.39 pm   PSI: 44 (healthy) TEMPERATURE: 24-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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NEW WEBSITES  

asianparenting.com is being launched today. It addresses the concerns of Asian parents and has articles dealing with family planning, pregnancy, birth issues and childcare matters. It also has an ovulation calculator, gender predictor and name finder for new parents.

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.

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

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

We are now 501 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.

NEW: Subscribe to our Weekly Internet Edition mailing list so that we can keep you informed of the latest happenings in Singapore. To subscribe, click SINGAPORE.

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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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

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

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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 Tuesday 2 May 2000

The CPF cut for workers made last year can be restored in full in less than five years if the economy grows by more than 5% annually, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said yesterday. The economic growth rate forecast by the Ministry of Trade and Industry for this year is 4.5 to 6.5%.

Singapore workers have been rated number 1 again for the 20th year, according to the latest report by the Washington-based Business Environment Risk Intelligence (BERI). Overall, Singapore scored 85 out of 100 points, 10 points ahead of the enxt country, Switzerland.

Asia 

Manila: Many of the 21 hostages held by Abu Sayyaf guerillas in Jolo are on the brink of a nervous breakdown, according to a journalist who accompanied a medical mission to treat the captives yesterday. 

Around the world

Guatemala City: A mob in northern Guatemala stoned to death a Japanese tourist and his tour bus driver, believing the group had come to the village to steal children. Mr Tetsuo Yamahiro, 40, was beaten to death by about 500 people on Saturday while visiting the tourist village of Todos Santos Cuchuman, about 155 km northwest of Guatemala City. 

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.