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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

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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

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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

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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 on FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over northern, eastern and western Singapore. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SATURDAY: Morning showers. SUNDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers. WATER TIDES High tide 5.30am 2.0m  3.48pm  2.3m  SUN Sunrise 6.50 am Sunset 6.56 pm MOON Moonrise  1.40pm  Moonset  1.11am  PSI: 53 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-31  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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  The Singapore Chinese Physician's Training College is organising Series No. 2 (English) lectures on "An Introduction To Chinese Therapeutic Massage" from 4 - 12 Nov 2000 at Chung Hwa Free Clinic.

  Topics include:

 Basic principles of Chinese Therapeutic Massage (Tuina)

 Indications and Precautions

 Fundamental Manipulations & Demonstration

 Health Enhancing manipulation and self- treatment

  Speakers for the lectures are Dr TOH Kwai Mui and Mr CHAN Peng Chong, lecturers from the Department of Extramural Studies

  Time:  Every Sat & Sun  2.30pm - 5.30pm

  Fee: S$180 for the whole course or S$50 per session, S$144 (Senior Citizen above 60 years old) or S$40 per session.  Refreshments included. Registration: Singapore Chinese Physician's Training College,  3rd storey, Auditorium, 640 Lorong 4, Toa Payoh Singapore. Office hours: 10am - 9.30pm, Mon - Sat or call (65) 250 3088.

Certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants with attendance rate of at least 80%. 

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 1,374 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

New Trust Company:

UBS Trustees (Singapore) Ltd has been registered as a Trust Company on and from 11 Sep 2000 under the Trust Companies Act (Chap 336). (Not. No. 2688 dated 29 Sep 2000) 

Change of address:

*Ravindran Drama Group   Telok Ayer Performing Arts Centre 182 Cecil Street #04-34 Singapore 901708 (5 Sep 2000)

*Bucks Rugby Club   c/o Mr Keith Martin 20 Jalan Hajijah #04-11 Laguna Green Singapore 468726 (6 Sep 2000)

*Amex Club 3762   300 Beach Rd The Concourse #18-01/07 Singapore 199555 (7 Sep 2000)

*University of Hull Alumni (Singapore) The,   133 New Bridge Rd #09-09 Chinatown Point Singapore e059413 (8 Sep 2000)

*Renewal Self-development Centre   110 Highland Centre Singapore 549190 (9 Sep 2000)

*Medicine Dealers' Club   13C Kim Keat Lane Singapore 328871 (9 Sep 2000)

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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?

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

Triple Bill - 3 One-Act Comedies 1. Mother Figure   2. Seven Menus   3. Loose Tongues.  Presented by Hotcurrie Theatre (Producers of The Expat Wife)     18 - 20 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street 8pm  21 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street   3.30pm & 8pm. Tickets at S$45 (Includes two glasses of wine). 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

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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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Friday 6 Oct 2000

Friday's News

The oil spill from the tanker that ran aground on Tuesday has reached the beaches of Sentosa, St John's Island and the adjacent Pulau Sakijiang. But it has not affected the fish farms off St John's Island, said the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA).

Applicants for an ordinary liquor licence can now go online, submit and post it on the Customs and Excise Department's website. The department's website, www.gov.sg/ customs, also accepts e-mail objections from parties opposed to the application. The new system came into effect on Monday.

Asia

New Delhi: The wide-ranging defence agreement with Russia - including equipment deals worth US$3 billion (S$5 billion) - announced this week will put new backbone in India's military preparedness, analysts said. "The new equipment will enhance India's strike capabilities substantially," said The Economic Times.

Hongkong: The Hongkong government said yesterday it had decided not to prosecute protestors, including five student leaders, involved in an unauthorised rally in April. The decision followed a protest by 300 students and their supporters on Monday calling for the abolition of the public ordinance which requires police permits for marches involving more than 30 people.  

Around the world

Buffalo: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is probing whether a college student e-mailed death threats to Olympic athletics champion Marion JONES during the Sydney Games. An 18-year-old youth, whose name is being withheld, has been suspended from Fredonia State University, and a decision on whether to file charges could be made within a few weeks, according to First Assistant US Attorney Kathleen MEHLTRETTER.

London: British Airways has suspended 11 pilots and three cabin-crew members while it investigates whether they broke stringent rules limiting drinks before flights.

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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.