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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.


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Raymond Han

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Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

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Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

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The WEATHER TODAY: Slightly hazy. Showers with thunder are expected in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, eastern and southern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  With the present south-easterlies, showers with thunder are likely to be confined in the late morning and early afternoon for Monday. WATER TIDES High tide 2.01am 2.9m  2.22pm  2.6m  SUN Sunrise 7.00 am Sunset 7.08 pm MOON Moonrise 10.59am   Moonset 11.19pm  PSI: 54 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  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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     Mind Sports Olympiad Singapore 2000


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 Singapore's first-ever Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO), to be held from 3 - 9 Sep 2000, is part of the Singapore Learning Festival 2000. The Olympiad brings together more than 10 exciting and challenging mental games.

  The first MSO was held in London in 1997. It has since established itself as the world's premier championship for thinking games and activities. The 1999 Olympiad in London attracted more than 4,000 competitors from 64 countries.

  The Singapore Olympiad will have tournaments in the following classic and best-known mental games, as well as popular games in Singapore: Bridge, Chess, Computer Game (Age of Empire II), Draughts, Mastermind, Othello, Scrabble, Xiangqi (Chinese Chess), and Weiqi (GO). Through these fun games, participants will uncover their potential  in their speed, flexibility and originality in conceptual, imaginative and artistic thoughts.

  Visitors to the Olympiad can look forward to viewing some of the finest game sets and displays in a specially-designed gallery and listen to talks by games masters at the foyer.

  Venue: Singapore Expo. For enquiries, please visit their website, MSO, or call Alex Poh at Tel: (65) 874 1800 or e-mail 

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES is a new vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18 dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec 2000. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site. is devoted to enriching the lives of seniors. It is the Internet arm of Senior Life, a bi-monthly magazine. is a career website that searches for a suitable "match" between their clients and candidates. It was established in 1993.

Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.  is a search engine. is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days. is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper which hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by 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 which went online in late August 2000. It provides 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 1,221 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

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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. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.


New Banking Licence Issued:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a banking licence to Hamburgische Landesbank - Girozentrale (Not. 2372 of 1 Sep 2000)

New Society Registered:

*Queensway Secondary School Alumni Association  121 Queensway Singapore 149059

Change of Name:

*Tian Yun Peking Opera Society to Tian Yun Beijing Opera Society (21 Jul 2000)

*Esso Singapore recreation Club to ExxonMobil Singapore Recreation Club (4 Aug 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

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


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.


 The economy grew by 8.8% in the first half of this year, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed on 8 Aug 2000 in his National Day message.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park to open on 1 Sep 2000

Storm over Hainan Kopi Tales


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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?

International Guitar Festival 2000 from 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2000. Includes seminars and workshops.

Creating an Original Musical - The Chang & Eng Experience  8 Sep 2000  The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd  7pm Free Admission.     Ekachai Uekrongtham and Ken Low, two of the creators of Chang & Eng, share the process of creating Singapore's longest running homegrown musical.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Lantern Festival 2000  31 Aug - 13 Sep 2000  Chinese Garden  9am - 10pm      Over 3,000 lanterns from Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces in China are on display. Other attractions include cultural shows and a food fair. Tickets at the door: S$7 (adult) & S$4 (child)

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

5 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


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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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

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 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Sunday 3 Sep 2000

The sale of the special-edition copies of Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew's memoirs, Volume 2, has raised S$2 million in donations for three endowment funds supporting education and training. Three-quarters of the proceeds, or S$1.5 million, will go into setting up a new scholarship: the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarships to Encourage Upgrading or the LKY Step Awards.

Cybercrime is on the rise in Singapore. The number of cases in the first six months of this year is already about two-thirds those committed over the whole of last year. The Head of the CID's Computer Forensic Branch, Assistant Supt. of Police Wilfred Adrian Nathan pointed out that between January and June, 127 computer crimes were reported. They include three incidents of computer hacking, which he said the police were still investigating. Using other people's e-mail accounts and computer passwords without their permission made up the bulk of the cases so far. Last year, there were 13 hacking cases. For the whole of 1999, there were 185 cases of computer crime. In 1997, there were only 39 cases.

A secondary one schoolboy is in a coma at Tan Tock Seng Hospital after he was hit by a taxi on Friday night. Mohamed Shaiful Samsudin, 13, was crossing the road on inline skates when he was hit at the junction of Pasir Ris Drive 4.

A police officer with the Secret Societies Branch was yesterday jailed for six months for accepting a S$2,000 bribe from an alleged money-lender. He was also ordered to pay a S$1,700 fine. Pandiyan Thanaraju Rogers, 47, a staff sergeant with 29 years of service, was found guilty of taking the money in exchange for giving police help to Mr Manjit Singh in April 1994.


Chiang Mai, Thailand: Police have arrested a high-living Chinese couple who are suspected of defrauding a state-run bank in China of US$300 million (S$516 million). Chen Manxiong, 40, and his wife, Chen Quiyuan, 30, who are prime suspects in the bank scam in Guangdong, China 10 years ago, were arrested on Friday, said Police Colonel Montri Sampunnaon. They fled to Thailand five years ago.

Around the world

London: The heartbroken parents of Siamese twins Jodie and Mary are taking legal action to overturn a High Court ruling which would kill one of their babies. Mr & Mrs X, unnamed because of the deep anguish they are suffering, have been given permission to take their case to the Court of Appeal.

London: Asylum seekers are trying to sneak into Britain by hitching death-defying rides aboard freight trains which roar at speeds up to 145 km per hour through the Channel Tunnel after leaving Brussels and Paris. Fifteen refugees, all of them injured, have been taken into police custody after jumping off speeding trains soon after they reached Britain. They are believed to have boarded the trains in Brussels.

Washington: As motorists began taking to the highways on one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year in the United States, federal safety officials issued a rare warning about another 1.4 million Firestone tyres, saying that they could be even more dangerous than the 6.5 million tyres the company recalled last month. 

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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.