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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

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What's New on our website

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

Rooms for Rent

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 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

The WEATHER TODAY (Thursday): Generally warm and slightly hazy. Isolated showers in the early afternoon mainly over northern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Warm and slightly hazy with isolated showers in the early afternoon. WATER TIDES High tide 6.11am 1.9m  5.05pm  2.2m  SUN Sunrise 6.59 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 2.10pm   Moonset  1.41am  PSI: 58 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  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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       More Singaporeans remaining single!

Raffles Hotel in Beach Road

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  The Singapore Census of Population 2000 has revealed a disturbing trend: 1 in 3 Singaporean males in their early thirties is still single. 1 in 4 Singaporean females in their early thirties is still single.

  1 in 4 Singaporean males in their late thirties has not yet married while 1 in 5 Singaporean females in their late thirties has yet to tie the knot.

  1 in 5 Singaporean males in their early forties remains single while 1 in 7 Singaporean females remains single.

  The percentage of unmarried Singaporean men and women for all the different age groups has increased over a ten-year period, judging from the figures documented during the population census conducted in 1990 and 2000.

 These trends, if left unchecked, spell trouble both for the unmarried Singaporeans and the government. By remaining unmarried, firstly, these Singaporeans will find themselves with no offspring to take care of them in their twilight years. Secondly, with an increased ageing population, from baby-boomers born after World World II, and more unmarried Singaporeans to care for, the Government will be saddled with an even bigger burden - providing medical care and housing - in the next 30 years or so. You didn't ask us but our suggestions are: 1. Start growing your CPF nestegg now to prepare for old age. 2. Make time to find love  3. Lower your expectations for a life partner.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES is a new vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18 dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec 2000. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site. is devoted to enriching the lives of seniors. It is the Internet arm of Senior Life, a bi-monthly magazine. is a career website that searches for a suitable "match" between their clients and candidates. It was established in 1993.

Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.  is a search engine. is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days. is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers. 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). 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. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

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 1,243 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.


New Banking Licence Issued:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a banking licence to Hamburgische Landesbank - Girozentrale (Not. 2372 of 1 Sep 2000)

New Society Registered:

*Queensway Secondary School Alumni Association  121 Queensway Singapore 149059

Change of Name:

*Tian Yun Peking Opera Society to Tian Yun Beijing Opera Society (21 Jul 2000)

*Esso Singapore recreation Club to ExxonMobil Singapore Recreation Club (4 Aug 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


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.


Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew turns 77 on 16 Sep 2000.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


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?

World's Longest Mooncake Dragon   Now till 12 Sep 2000 Lot Shoppers' Mall  Atrium B.

Creating an Original Musical - The Chang & Eng Experience  8 Sep 2000  The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd  7pm Free Admission.     Ekachai Uekrongtham and Ken Low, two of the creators of Chang & Eng, share the process of creating Singapore's longest running homegrown musical.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Lantern Festival 2000  31 Aug - 13 Sep 2000  Chinese Garden  9am - 10pm      Over 3,000 lanterns from Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces in China are on display. Other attractions include cultural shows and a food fair. Tickets at the door: S$7 (adult) & S$4 (child)

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

5 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.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Thursday 7 Sep 2000

Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday outlined the Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) groundrules for regulating the fast-expanding array of securities-related websites, including news and research portals; chatrooms and bulletin boards. MAS would distinguish between "fact and opinion" and require a website to be licensed if it made interpretive or subjective statements, as opposed to merely stating facts. He added that websites that are "passive conduits" for the distribution of online information and services will not need to be licensed. These include sites that contain only links to research reports or merely reproduce them in full, as well as those that refer investors to brokers for the opening of trading accounts. Online bulletin boards and chatrooms for "public discussion of securities" also need not be licensed - and neither do their participants, so long as these participants are not in the business of providing investment advice.

About 100 residents, nearly all senior citizens, fled from their one-room Housing Board rental flats after a fire raged through a corridor at Block 3, Telok Blangah Crescent, near Bukit Merah yesterday. It is believed the fire started among pieces of furniture and discarded items which were stacked in the corridor and lift lobby on the seventh storey.

Insurance companies will be asked to inform all customers that they have an option not to insure their Certificates of Entitlement (COEs) when they buy motor-vehicle insurance. The General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) has clarified that its members may have been complacent in not informing customers that they had this option.

Unless recruitment of foreign nurses is stepped up, Singapore can expect a shortfall of close to 2000 nurses by 2003, said the Health Ministry. This takes into account nurses who will leave the service. There are now about 13,000 practising nurses, among whom one in five is a foreigner. Another 3000 have stopped practising. Over the next four years, Singapore will need 3000 additional nurses.


Jakarta: Indonesian legislators yesterday criticised President Abdurrahman Wahid's intention to buy a Boeing 737-800 to serve as a presidential jet for his overseas trips, saying the state had no budget for such lavish and non-essential spending.

Seoul: North Korea yesterday vowed reprisals against the United States for the "brigand-like" security checks that led to its nominal head of state to withdraw from the UN Millennium Summit in New York. A delegation led by Mr Kim Yong Nam, head of the communist North's parliament, arrived back in Pyongyang yesterday after angrily protesting at security checks, including strip searches, by American Airlines security staff at Germany's Frankfurt airport as they planned to board their flight to New York on Monday.

Beijing: Chinese police have arrested two more men suspected of being involved in a bank robbery that left seven people dead late last week, local media reports said yesterday. The two men were caught in central Hunan province yesterday morning, the website said. Two other gunmen were caught earlier this week in Hunan's Yiyang city, 85 km southeast of the city of Changde, the website said.

Around the world

Washington: The number of fold-up foot-scooter-related injuries has surged this summer, with more than 4000 in August alone compared with fewer than 500 in May, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Tuesday. Children younger than 15 account for nearly nine out of ten injuries.

Paris: The French government agreed to lower fuel taxes yesterday after prolonged talks with leaders of road haulage unions, whose members have  been blocking refineries and depots for two days, union leaders said.

London: The Millennium Dome in London was condemned as a "national laughing stock" after the government was forced to hand over another GBP47 million (S$118 million) to keep it open. Closure would have been a huge political embarrassment to the government, which built the Dome using money from the sale of National Lottery tickets.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


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.