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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%

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The weather TODAY: Occasionally windy with passing showers in the  late morning and early afternoon over most areas.  High tide 9.48 am 2.6m  11.39 pm 2.4m   Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.20 pm   Moonrise  5.18 am  Moonset  5.37 pm   PSI: 35 (good) Temp: 23-31 degrees Celsius   


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    Get For Me: New World of Sports website

     World Of Sports has become the first Singapore sporting goods retailer to reach cyberspace with the launch of its website at today.

     It is also the first to offer its members (you can join online) product preview online. Members can place an order and receive the goods, eg. the latest pair of footwear, before they hit the stores. In addition, for every purchase, you get WOS$ which you can use to redeem up to 50% off your purchases as selected WOS stores.

     Why not pay them a visit now?

     getforme their website:  World Of Sport

MESSAGE: FROM McDONALD'S :- We're sorry Singapore. We're working hard to ensure that everyone can get Chinese Wedding Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel. In the interest of public safety, McDonald's will not sell Hello Kitty in our restaurants or at centralised locations. Instead, from today through 19 Feb 2000, we will sell vouchers for the Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel Chinese Wedding pair, which can be redeemed when stocks arrive, around July 2000. Vouchers for each Chinese Wedding pair will be sold at all our restaurants in Singapore for S$9, when you buy any two McDonald's Extra Value Meals. So, there's no need to rush. McDonald's guarantees to fulfil every order. Details of the collection dates will be published in all major newspapers by July 2000. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment. Here's wishing our Chinese customers "Gong Xi Fa Cai " and peace to all.

NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

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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. 

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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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 Thursday 3 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Man, 89, sees daughter stabbed to death in the lobby of the MCD building yesterday. The police has arrested a man in connection with the murder.

The Indonesian housewife who claimed her signature was forged on the sales agreement for her S$920 000 Spanish Village apartment and who sued the law firm that handled the deal, lost her case in the High Court yesterday.

A serial pickpocket who preyed on women shoppers in the Orchard Road area was sentenced to 10 years' preventive detention. Low Ji Qiang alias Low Soon Kheng, 35, an economics graduate from an Australian university, pleaded guilty last month to seven thefts and one charge each of burglary and fraudulent possession.


Jakarta: Wiranto defies calls for him to resign. He turns up at Cabinet meeting despite President's calls to quit; generals dismiss rumours of imminent coup.

Sydney: The Reserve Bank of Australia got a tongue-lashing from financial market participants yesterday after admitting it had released details of a rate hike six minutes early to part of the market.

Around the world

Washngton: McCain floors Bush in nation's first primary. The win in New Hampshire may force Bush to a more combative strategy in the Republican nomination race.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


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Raymond Han

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