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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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Approved Institutions for abortion

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the predawn hours and early morning over many areas. Thereafter partly cloudy. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder are expected for tomorrow and Tuesday. WATER TIDES High tide  0.15pm 2.6m  11.13pm 3.1m  SUN Sunrise 7.03 am Sunset 7.15 pm MOON Moonrise 7.17am  Moonset  7.52pm  PSI: 43 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the Stamford Road route.

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  Hey! It's Sunday today. Shouldn't you be joining the crowds for that Singaporeans-never-miss exploration tour of the new underground CityLink Mall which stretches from Raffles City to Suntec City?

  Or wouldn't you want to join the long snaking queues at the army camps, also taking place today, for those coveted free National Day Parade tickets? But you might be too late, because the queue started forming last evening! Yes! Those chaps have queued overnight for the tickets.

  If not, I guess you could be one of those who enjoy lazing about the house. Good news for you, then, BECAUSE there's this online grocer which provides home delivery for whatever you order from them. As long as your order is above S$70, the delivery is done free of charge. Otherwise, a service charge is levied (S$5 for orders between S$50 & S$70 and S$10 for orders less than S$50).

  E-mart is run by Singapore Food Industries Ltd. This means you are assured of good quality and fresh products. In fact, they provide a 100% guarantee on the freshness of their products.

  And because it's Singapore Food Industries, you have a wide range of items to choose from. Here are some of their products on sale:

  - exotic fruits, leafy greens, tarts, quiche, poultry, pork, seafood, soft drinks, ice-cream, cereals, canned food, beer, wines, herbs & tonic, dog food, diapers, shampoo, salads, detergents, pizzas, ready-to-cook, etc.

  Why not hop over to their online store for a look? You don't even have to dress up - just click on your mouse and you are there. Click e-mart now!


Singapore's first underground mall, CityLink Mall, between City Hall MRT and Suntec City, opened yesterday!

We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES is a new online bookstore launched on 17 Jun 2000. It offers about 500,000 titles at discounted prices., founded by a group of bankers and launched on 14 Jun 2000, lets banks and other financial institutions buy and sell multi-million-dollar market loans online. It charges a fee to buyers and sellers for successful deals. sells ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! & Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol marts. is the website to visit to get your joss-sticks, incense paper and Hungry Ghost Festival food and beverages. where you can buy and sell your property. lets you find out all about exhibitions, conventions and meetings happening in Singapore. You can also get free brochures on meetings, incentive travel, conventions an the exhibition industry. sells all types of teddy bears. 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). is coming to you soon! 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 862 pages thick and growing.

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

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Cathay Cinema screened its last movie show on 30 Jun 2000. The 61-year-old building is expected to be demolished to make way for a new building.


National Service for all males who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents and born between 13 Dec 1982 & 12 Mar 1983.

The total number of COEs for tender in July 2000 will not exceed 9168.

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


     OG Albert Complex opened for business on Friday 29 Jun 2000. It replaces OG People's Park which opened its doors for the last time on Thursday 28 Jun 2000. The 28-year-old OG Building at People's Park will be demolished and a brand new 7th storey OG Building, double the size of the existing building, will be completed in the middle of 2002.

COMFORT, YELLOWTOP and CITYCAB taxi fares have gone up! TIBS fares will only go up on 3 Jul 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in TIBS taxis in the meantime.

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?

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

     Vengaboys Live In Concert 2000

     22 Jul 2000  7pm Siloso Beach, Sentosa

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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


Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


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

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Sunday 2 July 2000

Water from Indonesia could be piped to Singapore in about five years if a massive engineering project involving overland channels and undersea pipelines gets off the ground. The project, estimated to cost at least US$1.5 billion will harness a water catchment area 80 times the size of Singapore, in Indonesia's Riau province.

The law will be changed to stamp out rogue commodity-trading firms, Trade and Industry Minister George Yeo told Parliament yesterday. The target of the changes are firms that use strong-arm tactics to recruit unsuspecting clients to put money into trading activities, whose promises of rich rewards lead to losses instead.

A 14-year-old schoolboy was found dead in a macabre manner by his sister when she returned to their Choa Chu Kang Central flat on Friday night. Eugene Yang Zi Le's hands and feet were tied with red raffia string and his mouth covered with black cloth tape when the teenage girl came home at around 9pm. Police are investigating.


Hongkong: About 300 disgruntled Hongkongers marched through the streets yesterday on the third anniversary of Hongkong's handover, calling on Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa to step down.

Around the world

London: Hundred of thousands of British motorists angry at rising fuel prices are planning a mass petrol-buying boycott on 1 Aug 2000 and then every Monday after that.  

Courtesy of

The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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.


Consumer prices fell by 0.4% in Jun 2000, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.

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.