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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.

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The WEATHER on SUNDAY: Generally warm. Showers in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern and eastern Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  MONDAY: Generally warm conditions with weak variable winds. Few showers are likely in the late morning and early afternoon.  WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 10.26am  2.8m   10.33pm  2.7m   SUN Sunrise  6.56am  Sunset 7.07pm MOON Moonrise  6.12pm  Moonset  5.45am   PSI: 41 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-33  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.

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 New TV channel - Channel U - goes on air today!

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  SPH MediaWorks Ltd, Singapore's newest broadcast company will be launching its free-to-air Mandarin channel - Channel U - today in a Mega Launch Show.

  Kicking start the Channel U launch day will be a series of entertaining movies in their special Movie Marathon to lead you into their Mega Launch Show.

1.30pm   God of Cookery

3.30pm   God of Gamblers 3

5.30pm   Feel 100%

7.30pm   Channel U Launch Show

              Star Walk

              The Mega Launch Show

              The Post-Launch Party

11.00pm  Black Mask

  The Mega Launch Show has a record- breaking number of 50 foreign and local artistes, including Jacky Cheung, Anita Mui, Kit Chan, Esther Kwan, Lo Kar Leung, Jessica Hsuan, Flora Chan, Christy Chung, Shu Qi, Valerie Chow, The Grasshoppers, Eric Tsang, Alan Tam, Wu Xiao Li, Hu Gua and Gao Yiping. It will be held at The Concert Hall, University Cultural Centre, National University of Singapore (NUS), 10 Kent Ridge Crescent Singapore 119260.

  Though the show will be from 7pm - 11pm, the live telecast will start from 7.30pm and end at 11pm.

  We are pleased to record the birth of Channel U on our online FrontPage for today 6 May 2001. If you should visit this FrontPage sometime in the future, please know that the foregoing programmes are the maiden programmes broadcast on Channel U. 

  To go directly to Channel U's website, please click HERE!

NEW WEBSITES Learn to swim the correct stroke and whom to contact to take up swimming lessons. There is also a section on CPR and First Aid. is an established pet grooming school and salon operated by certified canine & feline beauticians. Enrol in their professional grooming course and train to be a qualified all-breed groomer.  is a system integrator and supplier of equipment for audio-visual systems, audio & video conferencing, recording and video production systems is the website of Regal Interior Pte Ltd. It provides residential and commercial interior design. It also provides free interior design quotation with no obligation, renovation loan, and excellent workmanship. Instalment available. is a new group attempting music. They are a newbie group of six acappella hopefuls for whom the Harmony Awards is the first step to a dream come true. is a Singapore online dating site. Exclusively made for the busy individual. Free trial.  Learn about crystals and their secrets and how the crystals in chain-form made by psychic Astrology Numerology can improve your life. is the website of new Mandarin TV channel Channel U. is the website of new English TV channel TV Works. is the corporate website of SPH MediaWorks which runs Channel U & TV Works - two new free TV channels in Singapore. is the open-source travel portal. Interactive guides to hundreds of destinations, including Singapore. is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates & Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 2,380 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays VESAK DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 7 May 2001.

New TV Channels

Government Notices

New Schools Registered:

**Kingston Language School  2 Finlayson Green #07-09/12 Asia Insurance Building Singapore 049247 Supervisor: Mr Lee Eng Khim

*Lorna Whiston Study Centre (SAFRA Toa Payoh)  293 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Singapore 319387 Supervisor: Mrs Lorna B.A. Whiston


National Service

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Jun 1983 and 18 Dec 1983 starts on 12 Feb 2001 & ends on 25 May 2001. Click for details.

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.

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Shakespeare's R&J presented by The Singapore Repertory Theatre

Date: 3 - 18 May 2001

Evening Performances: 8pm

Matinee Performances: 2.30pm

Venue: Singapore Repertory Theatre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay (Off Mohamed Sultan Road) Singapore 239035

  Tickets* at S$30, S$40 & S$50 are available at all SISTIC outlets. Tel. (65) 348 5555 or book online. Click HERE! (*excludes S$1 SISTIC fee)

Moscow Circus comes to town  From 17 May - 27 Jul 2001  Various locations. For more information, click HERE!

Singapore International Jazz Festival presented by Singapore Airlines
18 - 20 May 2001  Suntec City/Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre (SICEC)

Tickets at S$120, S$90, S$60 (excluding S$1 Sistic fee)

Tickets available at all SISTIC outlets. Call SISTIC's hotline: (65) 3485555 or click SISTIC.

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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...
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