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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.


The Editor

Raymond Han

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What's New on our website

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

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

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

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  Showers are expected to occur in the late morning and early afternoon over the next few days. WATER TIDES High tide 2.52am 2.7m  2.56pm  2.6m  SUN Sunrise 7.00 am Sunset 7.08 pm MOON Moonrise 11.46am   Moonset  -  PSI: 49 (good) 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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Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

     Monday with the Editor: Timeshare Schemes


Rated P(G) Presented By Drama Box

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs


  Hallo again

  The Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE) last Friday threatened to blacklist and make public companies which pressurise or mislead people into buying timeshare schemes.

  CASE president Dr Teo Ho Pin  revealed that last year it got almost 1,000 complaints about timeshare companies. About 700 more complaints were lodged between January and July 2000.

  Common complaints centred around high-pressure tactics used by such companies and how they use attractive prizes to lure people to their presentations. Now, this part looks quite familiar to me. Let me tell you just how I almost got hooked by such an attractive offer last year. More.....

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

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

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 1,227 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

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:

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


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?

World's Longest Mooncake Dragon   Now till 12 Sep 2000 Lot Shoppers' Mall  Atrium B.

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.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Monday 4 Sep 2000

C.K. Tang dies, aged 98. The shopping magnate, whose full name is TANG Choon Keng, founded the popular department store C.K.Tang in 1932. He died at his home with his family by his side nine days before his 99th birthday. 

The government will pay 65% of the cost of liver transplant operations and follow-up care for up to 10 needy patients each year. This is the same amount it gives to needy heart and bone marrow transplant patients. To qualify for the subsidy, patients must be Singaporeans or permanent residents below 60 years old who are medically suitable and assessed by the hospital's medical social worker to be in financial need.

A full-time national serviceman (NSF) died while training in Brunei on Saturday. Private Lei Wen Woei, 20, was found unconscious after a navigation exercise in the evening, said the Ministry of Defence in a statement yesterday.

The government will not respond to allegations made by speakers at the Speakers' Corner as it does not keep track of what they say, said Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng yesterday. He added that the authorities had not found anyone breaking the law in the first three days of the opening of the Corner at Hong Lim Park and would keep minimum control over activities there. Mr Wong maintained that microphones would not be allowed in Hong Lim Park because the speakers would end up drowning each other out. "If you have 20 microphones blasting away, I don't think anybody can hear anything at all," he said.

A Serangoon Secondary School student with no apparent history of medical problems collapsed and died after bursting into a clinic. 15-year-old TAN Ming Hui was pale and sweating and had difficulty breathing when he rushed into the doctor's room at Serangoon Avenue 3 on Saturday. A police spokesman said the death has been classified as an unnatural one and is being investigated.


Hongkong: A minor vehicle incident in Shenzhen which led to a bloody scuffle between a group of Hongkong truck drivers and some mainlanders has higlighted the touchy relationship between people on opposite sides of the Hongkong border. Representatives of the Container Truck Drivers' Union plan to meet government officials in Shenzhen today, following a spate of attacks on Hongkong truck drivers at a border crossing recently. The latest and most vicious occurred on Friday, reports said yesterday.

Tokyo: A record 7,100 Japanese troops took part in annual anti-earthquake drills in Tokyo yesterday, a show of force seen by critics as an unprecedented rehearsal for mobilisation against public disturbances. The drills were held at 10 sites involving 25,000 people, 1,100 vehicles, 115 helicopters and 22 boats from air, sea, ground forces, as well as metropolitan police and fire departments, officials said. But the large military presence in this year's exercise was criticised in Japan, where many people are wary of signs of militarism. A union of groups said yesterday the drill was a thinly-veiled pretext for a military exercise.

Bangkok: A high-spending Chinese couple, wanted in China for embezzling US$300 million (S$514 million) have confessed to bribing Thai officials to obtain falsified identity cards. Chen Manxiong and his wife, Chen Quiyuan, were arrested in Muang District on Thursday night. They will face charges in Bangkok before being extradited to China.

Around the world

London: Cardboard cut-out policemen have been made by the Humberside police in an attempt to reduce crime. The weatherproof cut-outs are designed to have a scarecrow effect to deter criminals and are being placed in town-centre shops and streets, according to the Sunday Times newspaper. West Midlands police are considering testing similar cut-outs in Darlaston, Bloxwich, Brownhills and Willenhall. In Kent, a scheme to put a cut-out of the rear of a police car in hotel carparks has worked. Thefts from parked cars are down a third.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


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.