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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

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

What's New on our website

Private Mail Service

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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 

The WEATHER TODAY Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and afternoon showers with thunder can be expected for Thursday. WATER TIDES High tide 3.26pm 2.4m  2.30pm  2.6m  SUN Sunrise 6.51 am Sunset 6.57 pm MOON Moonrise  12.03pm  Moonset  -  PSI: 39 (good) 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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We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

Apply4me.com was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

Aflowerweb.com Flowers & Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, etc.

AsiaHomes.com Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for Owners and Realtors

eBookIt.com is an online travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and cars for booking online.

Lifestyle2U.com is an online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags, cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures)

Eyeball.com.sg 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 stationery.

wwlegal.com is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch date is 21 Sep 2000.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,368 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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

Banking licence surrendered:

Bank Worms has surrendered its banking licence. (Not. No. 2632 dated 25 Sep 2000) 

New societies registered:

*Planetary Peace Society   18 Jalan Lembah Thomson Singapore 577489 (11 Sep 2000)

*Counselling Online (Singapore)   63 Meng Suan Road Singapore 779264 (13 Sep 2000)

*Broadband Media Association   MediaCorp Interactive Pte Ltd Caldecott Broadcast Centre Andrew Road Singapore 299939 (15 Sep 2000)

*Technical Analysts Society (Singapore)   3 Temasek Ave #21-00 Centennial Tower Singapore 039190 (20 Sep 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 peoplesearch@getforme.com.

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 

GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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 Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Death of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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?

Cat City - Performance in Mandarin     6 Oct 2000  8pm  Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel  Tickets at S$26, S$34  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Swan Lake - Moscow City Ballet     Presented by Arts Management Associates. 5 & 6 Oct 2000     Kallang Theatre  8pm. A full-length version of one of the most famous and breathtaking classical ballets in the world. Tickets at S$20, S$30, S$40, S$60 & S$80 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

The Sock - A Comedy Presented by Adhoc Works & Luna Id Productions.     6 - 14 October 2000  8pm S$45 & S$35   7, 8 & 14 October 2000 2pm S$35 & S$25. Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel.    Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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.

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

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

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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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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Wednesday 4 Oct 2000

The A-level examinations will change in 2002. Under the new arrangement, the Education Ministry will develop the examination syllabuses and award the grades, but the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) in Britain will continue to set the questions and mark the answer scripts. The new syllabuses will be taught from next year and junior college students will sit for the new A-levels at the end of 2002.

National bodybuilder TAN Yew Heng, 29, has been banned for two years after testing positive for banned anabolic steriods in a random test conducted jointly by the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) in August.

Asia

Kuala Lumpur: Singaporean and Thai motorists who enter Malaysia will be allowed to buy up to only 20 litres of petrol from Friday, in a move to stop foreign-registered vehicles from enjoying the benefits of government subsidies on oil.

Taipei: Taiwanese Prime Minister Tang Fei resigned yesterday, just 4˝ months after taking office. He cited health as the reason, but some said the move was made over disagreement with President Chen Shui-bian over whether to scrap the fourth nuclear plant.

Around the world

London: Britain's new laws controlling political donations have been thrown into disarray after a prominent eurosceptic offered to donate up to GBP20 million (S$52 milion) to the Conservatives to fight the next general election. It would be the largest single donation ever made to a political party in Britain - and it would be enough to fund the Conservatives' entire election costs.

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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.