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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.

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The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder over many areas in the late morning and afternoon.  High tide 11.35 am 2.9m  11.52 pm 2.8m  Sunrise 7.04 am Sunset 7.12 pm Moonrise 7.26 am  Moonset  7.50 pm   PSI: 32 (good) Temp: 23-31  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    


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       1QuestNet.com for online company searches

Take a stroll down to the Supreme Court.

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  1QuestNet.com is a tie-up between Registry of Companies and Businesses (RCB) and DP Information Network (DP Info). It provides online searches, for a fee, on companies and businesses in Singapore. A RCB instant extract costs S$3.20 while an enhanced corporate search will set you back by S$20.

  Of course, if all you want to know is whether such a business or company operates in Singapore, you just need to access RCB own database at NameSearch for free. This is useful for those seeking to register a new business name and want to know whether that name has already been taken up. 

  The website also lets you do a search on individuals to find out that person's interests in companies, and litigation cases.

  The launch of this website is timely, for, if you have been reading the Forum page of The Straits Times lately, you would have known that some readers have written in to say the RCB had not kept up with the times because it had not provided separate classifications for the registration of Internet companies.

  Click 1QuestNet.com to pay them a visit.

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


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). 

MPH Bookstore has gone online.  It has up to 2.5 million books for your selection. Click MPHOnline.com now.

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched in Apr 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

We are now 401 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

New! The new Louis Vuitton shop has opened at Ngee Ann City.

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The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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. 

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Today Wednesday 5 Apr 2000

In Singapore

A Raffles Institution schoolboy hacker was put on probation for 18 months yesterday and ordered to serve 200 hours of community service by the Juvenile Court. He had pleaded guilty in February 2000 to hacking into the Intranet server of Sparkmedia Pte Ltd and a Pacific Internet server on 3 Sep 2000.

A security camera was trained secretly on a Sin Ming Avenue apartment for three days by the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council after it had received complaints of littering by the flat's occupants. The camera was removed yesterday.

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has named Thomas Kloet as the new chief executive of the exchange. He is currently the senior managing director at ABN-Amro bank's Chicago offices.


Tokyo: The Cabinet has resigned and LDP secretary general Yoshiro Mori is set to be the Prime Minister.

Beijing: Chinese authorities have stepped up security for foreigners living in Jiangsu province following the brutal slaying of a German family. Three of the four confessed killers of the German family in the eastern province faced execution, a police official said yesterday.

Around the world

Miami: Cuban castaway Elian Gonzalez looks set to be reunited with his father as soon as this week after US officials announced they were negotiating on how to turn the boy over.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.