13 Mar 2000
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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.
The weather TODAY: Mainly fair and warm except for showers in the late afternoon and early evening over northern, and eastern Singapore. High tide 10.15 am 2.6m 11.37 pm 2.5m Sunrise 7.14 am Sunset 7.19 pm Moonrise 5.37 am Moonset 5.57 pm PSI: 38 (good) Temp: 24-33 degrees Celsius
Get For Me: Myepb.com for books online
At this online bookstore, you can buy a wide selection of books and multi-media titles, including a wide range of MOE-approved textbooks and assessment books for pre-school, primary and secondary school students. It's user friendly and convenient. What's more - it offers fast delivery* and savings.
Come June 2000, you can even pay their REAL bookstore a visit when they expand their online bookstore to a brick-and-mortar bookstore which will open at Suntec City. The new 23000 sq ft bilingual bookstore is to be located in the basement, below Carrefour. You can get everything from primary to tertiary school books. You can also find a 2000 sq ft coffee bar to relax in.
Why not pay their website a visit now? Click Myepb.com.
*Free delivery for purchases of S$75 or more within 3 working days.
NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.
COMING SOON: i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.
COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.
COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now.
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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.
MUSIC: Top 10 Albums Of the Week
ANNOUNCEMENTS: We are now hosted with WEBVISIONS.COM.
EXPATRIATES: 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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture.
GET FOR ME: New Books
ON SALE NOW AT LEADING BOOKSTORES
Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000
By Gretchen Liu
Price: S$61.70 (excludes shipping)
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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Today Saturday 4 Mar 2000
The United States must lead the world in globalisation and encourage East Asia to press on with the opening of its economies, said DPM Lee Hsien Loong in his keynote address to the Williamsburg Conference last night.
Jakarta: The Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) plan to reduce the number of of its extensive territorial commands in the country in a move that could further diminish the military's military role.
Sydney: Most white Australians feel no need to apologise to Aborigines for past ill-treatment and are disengaged from the concept of reconciliation, a survey has found.
Around the world
New York: Russian mobsters teamed up with four Italian organised crime families in New York to infiltrate Wall Street in a stock scam that could have earned them more than US60 million (S$102 million), authorities here said.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
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