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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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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the morning affecting most areas. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Morning and early afternoon showers with thunder are expected for tomorrow and Wednesday. WATER TIDES High tide  1.07pm 2.7m  -  SUN Sunrise 7.03 am Sunset 7.15 pm MOON Moonrise 8.21am  Moonset  8.55pm  PSI: 52 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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     CityLink underground mall opens at City Hall MRT

 

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the Stamford Road route.

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  Prior to last Saturday, most shoppers heading for Suntec City, Marina Square and the surrounding shopping centres had to make that dreaded walk in the hot sun from City Hall MRT to their destination. And when the rain came, many of them would be stuck in Suntec City or Marina Square, waiting for the rain to finish its work.

  Now that CityLink, Singapore's first underground mall, is open - that dreaded walk is a thing of the past. Shoppers just need to use a side entrance at City Hall MRT to enter the mall, and then take a leisurely five-minute walk in air-conditioned comfort to the other end of the mall, at Suntec City.

  And all this while, they can browse through the over 50 shops along the 50,000sq ft mall. Australia's largest book chain, Dymocks, is one of the mall's anchor tenants. Others are HMV music store, and Pacific Coffee Company.  Shopping hours are from 10am to 10pm, but fret not - the walkway is open from 6am to midnight. 

  The official opening of the mall is scheduled for 28 Jul 2000. By then, the remaining half of the shops will have opened for business.

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Don't miss the Library Book Sale 2000 conducted by the National Library Board from 15-16 Jul 2000 at Singapore Expo Hall 4B. 100,000 people attended the book sale last year and almost 250,000 volumes of books and periodicals were sold.

We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

NEW WEBSITES

FirstIndependent.com.sg is the website of independent financial planners. It offers unit trusts, money market funds as well as stocks to investors.

Asiaxis.com is a financial portal launched in late June 2000. It provides immediate mobile phone notification of news and stock prices.

AcmaBooks.com is a new online bookstore launched on 17 Jun 2000. It offers about 500,000 titles at discounted prices.

debtdomain.com, founded by a group of bankers and launched on 14 Jun 2000, lets banks and other financial institutions buy and sell multi-million-dollar market loans online. It charges a fee to buyers and sellers for successful deals.

njoyicecream.com sells ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! & Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol marts.

Lucky7.com.sg is the website to visit to get your joss-sticks, incense paper and Hungry Ghost Festival food and beverages.

PropertyMegamart.com where you can buy and sell your property.

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

one-99shop.com is coming to you soon! 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.

wwlegal.com is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 871 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Cathay Cinema screened its last movie show on 30 Jun 2000. The 61-year-old building is expected to be demolished to make way for a new building.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

National Service for all males who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents and born between 13 Dec 1982 & 12 Mar 1983.

The total number of COEs for tender in July 2000 will not exceed 9168.

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

     OG Albert Complex opened for business on Friday 29 Jun 2000. It replaces OG People's Park which opened its doors for the last time on Thursday 28 Jun 2000. The 28-year-old OG Building at People's Park will be demolished and a brand new 7th storey OG Building, double the size of the existing building, will be completed in the middle of 2002.

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?

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

Vengaboys Live In Concert 2000  22 Jul 2000  7pm Siloso Beach, Sentosa

Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

A Vocal Recital by Ying Huang (world renowned soprano) Piano: J.J. Lenna      23 July 2000  8pm  Victoria Concert Hall

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

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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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Fireworks Display

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

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Tuesday 4 July 2000

Singapore Airlines will be fitting a new in-flight entertainment system onto selected SIA Boeing 747-400 planes in November to let its passengers surf and shop online. A separate serve will also be installed to allow first- and business-class passengers to surf and send email on their laptop computers.

The two-year suspension on Clob trades was lifted finally yesterday, but few of the 172,000-odd investors took to the market, preferring to sit on the sidelines instead. Clob shares were frozen 21 months ago in September 1998 as part of Malaysian capital controls during the Asian financial crisis.

Auctioneers no longer need to apply for licences to conduct sales. Parliament yesterday approved the Auctioneer's Licences (Amendment) Bill which removes the licensing requirement. The Auctioneers' Licences Act, enacted in 1906, regulates those who conduct the sale of goods or any other properties through open bidding. Finance Minister Richard Hu, who proposed the change, said that regulating auctioneers was irrelevant because other modes of sale, like direct and exhibition sales, and telemarketing are not licensed.

Asia

Beijing: Chinese human-smuggling syndicates have been falsifying the Singapore passport increasingly to sneak illegal immigrants into the United States since Singaporeans were granted visa-free entry to the US a year ago, said Ms Jean Christiansen, the Bangkok-based director of the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) who is in charge of asia, yesterday.  

Around the world

Liverpool: The owner of a luxury Mercedes Benz found his car turned into a pile of spare parts after he ordered mechanics to search for his son's hamster which was lost inside it for four days. Eventually, the hamster came out when the wife of the garage owner got them to place a female hamster in a cage close to the dismantled car. 

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SINGAPORE SLING

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.

ECONOMY

Consumer prices fell by 0.4% in Jun 2000, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.

The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.