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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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Raymond Han

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

 

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the predawn hours over many areas.  TOMORROW'S WEATHER  South-south-west winds and morning showers are expected tomorrow and perhaps Sunday. WATER TIDES High tide  2.31am 2.9m  4.13pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 7.04 am Sunset 7.16 pm MOON Moonrise 12.05am  -  PSI: 41 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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     National Education Show I at the Padang

 

Learn English on this Website.

Whether you are a primary or secondary school pupil, you will be able to learn English here free of charge.

Lessons commence this Sunday.

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 Chilli Crabs

  In celebration of Youth Day, the National Education Show will be held at the Padang this Sunday. Affected roads will be closed to all traffic according to the following schedule:

   1. Roads closed from 1pm to 11pm.

  -Beach Rd (between Stamford Rd & Middle Rd, except that side of the road towards the direction of Middle Rd)

  -Raffles Ave (between Raffles Link & Stamford Rd

  -Side road of Republic Ave (between Nicoll Highway & Republic Ave)

  -Stamford Rd (between Raffles Ave & North Bridge Rd) 

  - Coleman Street (between St Andrew's Rd & North Bridge Rd)

  - St Andrew's Rd, Collyer Quay, Colombo Court. Connaught Drive, Empress Place, Esplanade Drive, Fullerton Rd, Java Rd, Nicoll Highway, Old Parliament Land, and Parliament Place. More...

We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES

Interauct.com is an online and procurement solutions service provider

dchee.com for local designer Doreen Chee's dresses and bags.

Inuovi.com is the website of local makeup label Inuovi.

FirstIndependent.com.sg 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 successful deals.

njoyicecream.com sells ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! & Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol marts.

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).

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 stationery.

wwlegal.com is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

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 883 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

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.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

National Service for all males who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents and born between 13 Dec 1982 & 12 Mar 1983.

Ban Hin Lee Bank Berhad has merged with Southern Bank Berhad and the combined entity is now known as Southern Bank Berhad. 

NEW: Subscribe to our Weekly Internet Edition mailing list so that we can keep you informed of the latest happenings in Singapore. To subscribe, click SINGAPORE.

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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.

     National Library Board's Annual Book Sale 15 - 16 Jul 2000   Singapore Expo Hall 4B   10am - 8pm

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. Use the free bus shuttle available at Tanah Merah MRT Station from 9.30am - 10pm daily. The National Library Board's website is Just A Click Away at NLB.

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?

Harvard 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.

A 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 Aug 2000.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

Fireworks Display

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

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Friday 7 July 2000

Ng Han Seng received an award in 1994 for being a courteous taxi driver. Six years later, Ng, 53, forgot his manners and was taken to court for hitting a van driver, Mr Lee Teck Kheng, 20, with a metal rod after a minor collision on 14 Mar 2000. Yesterday, a district court fined Ng S$4,000 but did not jail him.

Singapore MRT faces a fine of up to S$1 million each time its train services break down. That is the maximum amount under new penalties introduced by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and which are now in force.

Asia

Kuala Lumpur: The standoff between Malaysian security forces and heavily armed members of an Islamic cult group in the Perak jungle ended yesterday without a bloody confrontation.

Tokyo: More than 12,000 people have fallen ill with food poisoning so far after drinking low-fat milk produced by Japan's largest dairy-products maker, Snow Brand Milk Products. 

Around the world

London: Missing Oxford University maths prodigy Sufiah Yusof has sent a long, astonishing email to her Malaysian-born parents, saying they had made her life "a living hell" and had abused her physically and emotionally for 15 years.

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News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

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.

ECONOMY

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.