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The first day of the Chinese New Year is on Saturday 5 Feb 2000.

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The weather TODAY: Occasionally windy with passing showers in the  late morning and early afternoon over most areas.  High tide 9.48 am 2.6m  11.39 pm 2.4m   Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.20 pm   Moonrise  5.18 am  Moonset  5.37 pm   PSI: 35 (good) Temp: 23-31 degrees Celsius   

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     Today is the second day of the Chinese New Year. It is also the year of the Dragon. My wife, Sindy, and I would like to wish all our Chinese surfers on the net

KIONG HEE WHATT CHAI

( which means A HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR )

Raymond & Sindy

 

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NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Sunday 6 Feb  2000

In Singapore

The Prime Minister wishes all Singaporeans a very happy Chinese New Year.

A senior Trade & Industry Ministry official was charged in a district court yesterday with two counts of molest. Deputy Secretary (Trade) Tay Thiam Peng, 43, who is also deputy chief executive officer of the Trade Development Board, is believed to be the highest-ranking govt official charged with molest. He is accused of molesting two women on different occasions at the TDB office at Bugis Junction Tower in Victoria Street.

Ford, the world's second-biggest car maker, will subsidise the cost of a computer, printer and internet access for its employees worldwide. Employees in the United States will pay just US$5 (S$8.40) a month.

Asia 

Jakarta: Indonesian Defence Minister Yuwono Sudarsono said yesterday that he had delivered an instruction from President Abdurrahman Wahid to former armed forces chief General Wiranto to resign from the Cabinet, but there was no response.

Around the world

Belfast: Britain tells IRA: Disarm or lose power.

Paris: France to look into bad state of prisons.

Washington: China assures US: No crisis over Taiwan.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

   

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The Editor

Raymond Han

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