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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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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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:
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Mind Sports Olympiad Singapore 2000
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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
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.
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.
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.
Singapore Expo. For enquiries, please visit their website, MSO, or call Alex Poh at
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AutoHub21.com 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
is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking
Olympics.com is the official
website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a
staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site.
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.
Today.com.sg is a
Home-Club.com.sg 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.
BookNTravel.com 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).
one-99shop.com 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
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
The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
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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.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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.
Services Relocating to
Guitar Festival 2000 from 31
Aug - 3 Sep 2000. Includes seminars and workshops.
an Original Musical - The Chang & Eng Experience 8 Sep
2000 The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd 7pm
Ekachai Uekrongtham and Ken Low, two of the creators of Chang &
Eng, share the process of creating Singapore's longest running
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
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
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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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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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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.