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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: Partly cloudy. Occasional showers in the afternoon and early evening affecting many areas. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and early afternoon showers can be expected for Thursday and Friday. WATER TIDES High tide  1.33pm 2.7m  -  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.16 pm MOON Moonrise  9.01am  Moonset 9.29pm  PSI: 39 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-31  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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     HDB's Sale of 3-room Flats under walk-in system

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building in Hill Street

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

Housing & Development Board

Walk-In Selection System

  ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must satisfy all the prevailing eligibility conditions to purchase a flat directly from HDB. Only first-timer applicants with total household income (of all persons listed in the application form) not exceeding S$1,500 per month at the point of application, may apply to buy these 3-room flats. Please refer to the 3-room flat application form for details on eligibility conditions.

  APPLICATION FORM & FLAT LIST:  The application forms and the S$10 administrative fee coupons are available at HDB Sales Office (at lst storey, Podium A, HDB Centre), HDB Branch Offices and the Post Offices. The details of flats available for sale are posted on the notice board at the Sales Office (at lst storey, Podium A, HDB Centre).

  APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applicants must personally submit their application form at Counter 1, Sales Office, Podium A, HDB Centre using the prescribed application form with a S$10 coupon. They must bring along all the documents listed in the application form. More...

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 an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations. 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. 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 1,010 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)

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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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Wednesday 2 Aug 2000

The Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) has arrested four foreign footballers playing in the S-League. Geylang United's Billy Bone, Brian Bothwell and Lutz Pfannenstiel and Woodlands Wellington's Max Nicholson were questioned by bureau officers at various times since Monday and released yesterday on police bail of S$15,000 each.

Two out of every three new mobile-phone subscribers from April to June chose StarHub over SingTel Mobile. This means that close to 80,000 new mobile-phone subscribers here signed up with StarHub after its April launch.

This year's President's Scholars are Aaron Beng, 19, formerly from Hwa Chong Junior College; Denise Wong, 19, formerly from Hwa Chong Junior College; and He Ruimin, 18, formerly from Raffles Junior College. They will receive their awards from President S.R. Nathan on Friday.

A youth who threw an empty perfume bottle out of his fourth-storey window during a quarrel with his girlfriend was jailed for four weeks yesterday. Mohamed Yusri Abdul Karim, 18, a full-time national serviceman, pleaded guilty in a magistrate's court to a charge of endangering the personal safety of others by his rash act.

A stablehand took bribes to dope four horses, all favourites at the starting gate, so they would lose the races. But Mohamed Iruanda Kamaruddin, 27, was caught red-handed at Kranji Turf Club on Dec 12 last year during his attempt to drug the fourth mount. Yesterday, he was sentenced to 12-months' jail and ordered to pay S$9,000 - the same amount he received for doping the horses.

Engineers and contractors are calling for a revision of the building codes which allow gas pipes to be concealed. They want concealed pipes to be either clearly indicated or not concealed at all. This follows the death of teenager Nelson Choo, who died one day after moving into his new home at Ballota park. His heart and lungs failed after a gas leak in his room.

Landlords and homeowners can now check their foreign tenants' immigration status on the Internet. Information on immigration passes can be verified at, while work passes can be checked at MOM. The new on-line verification system became available yesterday.


Jakarta: Two people are dead and at least 18 injured when a bomb went off in front of the Philippine Ambassador's Jakarta home in the heart of the Menteng district.  

 Around the world

London: Professional and well-educated women, who are increasingly remaining single, are becoming the biggest consumers in the western world, according to a new survey by advertising agency Young & Rubicam's Intelligence Factory which forecasts consumer trends. The Intelligence Factory said its findings were gleaned from a world-wide survey of consumers.

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The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

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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.