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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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are expected in the pre-dawn hours and early morning over most areas.
Partly cloudy thereafter. TOMORROW'S
WEATHER Scattered showers will be mainly confined in
the morning for tomorrow and Friday. WATER TIDES High tide 12.55am 3.1m
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National Library Board's Annual Book Sale
Take a stroll with our photographer
down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the
Stamford Road route.
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Mdm Kang's Kitchen
Hey! Haven't you heard
yet? The National Library Board's annual book sale is here
again. Don't forget to mark the dates in your diary and make
plans to take leave, MC - whatever you can think of if you
happen to be working next weekend. Just don't miss this event or
you will sorely regret it.
From 15 - 16 Jul 2000 at
Singapore Expo Hall 4B, you can browse through some 250,000
volumes of books and magazines and then buy whatever you fancy
at S$2 each for adult fiction & non-fiction books, and S$1
each for all other books. You can also buy magazines, which are
available in bundles of 12, at S$5 per bundle. Don't worry,
there's enough time to browse around as the sale is open from
10am - 8pm each day.
Last year's book
sale, attracted a total of 100,000 people and yielded sales of
233,000 volumes of books and magazines. Next weekend, the hordes
of book-hungry visitors are expected to take home at least that
number of volumes of books and magazines. However, the National
Library Board is well-prepared to handle this large crowd - it
has taken steps to minimise queuing time by having more
cashiers, packers and deploying more staff to replenish the
A word of caution - come
prepared to jostle for the books and let others jostle you -
but, then it's all in the fun of things, so enjoy yourself while
you are there. Use the free bus shuttle available at Tanah Merah
MRT Station from 9.30am - 10pm daily.
The National Library
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Doreen Chee's dresses and bags.
is the website of local makeup label Inuovi.
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
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.
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
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
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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The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
We are now 874 pages thick and growing.
Holidays NATIONAL DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.
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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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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.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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.
Services Relocating to
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
8pm Victoria Concert Hall
National Day Parade at the Padang on 9
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Wednesday 5 July 2000
Singapore's two main
universities will shed their civil-service salary structures and pay
according to performance and market factors. Only performance will
decide promotions and increments, and "star" professors will
be well-rewarded. The basic pay of assistant professors will go up by
Six teenage girls, all
students at the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus (Toa Payoh), who are
suspected to have taken drugs in school, were arrested on Friday. A
fellow student saw the girls huddled together in a school toilet on
Friday morning before assembly, and one of them was holding a tablet.
The student told a teacher who rounded them up with the help of other
teachers. The vice-principal later called the police. A police spokesman
yesterday confirmed that the girls, all 15 - 16 years old, have been
sent for urine tests.
Schoolboy Eugene Yang's
death last Friday has similarities to cases in which people strangle
themselves for sexual stimulation, but hang themselves accidentally.
Police have classified his death as unnatural death, but suspect no foul
A market research manager
who filmed two women friends secretly while they were using the bathroom
in his condominium apartment was no peeping tom, but a "serial
professional", the high court ruled. Albert Tay Beng Guan, 35, who
had been fined earlier by a lower court for the two offences, was
yesterday jailed for two months on top of the fines.
Tokyo: The new cabinet of
Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori was announced yesterday. It contains a few
familiar faces, notably Finance Minister Kiichi Miyazawa and Foreign
Minister Yohei Kono, who are being kept on to handle the coming G-8
summit. Mr Mori has also drafted two women as ministers.
Around the world
New York: Eleven New York
police officers, four of them high ranking, and three civilians employed
with the police department will face "disciplinary action" ,
with some facing dismissal, for failing to respond last month when
numerous women reported they were assaulted in Central Park.
New York: Americans, mostly
the elderly who want their life prolonged and improved by the
advancements in the drug field, are crossing the border into Canada to
buy their medicines at a much lower price.
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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.
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.