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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.
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CityLink underground mall opens at City
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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.
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!
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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
ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! &
Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience
shops and petrol marts.
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to visit to get your joss-sticks, incense paper and Hungry Ghost
Festival food and beverages.
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Items range from crockery, utensils, confectionery,
household accessories, artificial flowers to Hello Kitty
is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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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.
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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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.
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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.
Vocal Recital by Ying Huang (world renowned soprano) Piano: J.J. Lenna 23 July 2000
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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.
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.
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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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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.