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     Tis the first day of school today in Singapore and thousands of young students hop over to school today after a month-long rest. This editor gets to teach English to secondary school boys over at Victoria School in the mornings.

     Since Sunday, long queues have formed at all McDonald's branches here. Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dolls in collectible 12- limited-edition wedding designs are being sold off at S$4.50 per doll with every purchase of an extra-value meal.

     Bus drivers belonging to Singapore Bus Services have dorned new uniforms since Sunday. Their new green uniforms make them almost indistinguishable from ITE (Institute of Technical Education) students. By the way, their bus drivers have been renamed Bus Captains.

     On sale at all leading bookstores in Singapore is Gretchen Liu's new book - Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819 - 2000. We will be featuring this book shortly. I was born many years ago in the shophouse on the right behind the protruding signboard. The shophouses have since been demolished and the road no longer exists.


Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at

The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash             Today,  Monday 3  January 2000

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In Singapore

Singapore's first home-grown desalination plant is up and running, supplying drinking water to ships calling at ports here.

Burger King now accepts payment by credit card through Visa without the hassle of signing a signature for purchases of less than S$40.00.

C. Philip, a foreign engineer left paralysed after a pick-up collided with his motor-cycle, has received a record S$1.7 million in compensation in the High Court.

Three assault doctor, wife and son at a McDonald's outlet in Boon Lay Place on New Year's Day.


Taipei: Taiwans plan to test US-made Patriot missiles at home.

Around the world

London: Killer bug sparks scare over chicken in Britain and US.

Washington: President Clinton, in his televised New Year message, congratulated Americans on the New Year and the new millennium but urged them to stay engaged with the outside world and make the future 'a time of unprecedented peace, freedom and prosperity'. 

Washington: The FBI urged all Americans on Thursday to be on the lookout for potential mail bombs.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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