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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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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in the morning over many areas. WEATHER
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expected. WATER TIDES High tide 7.35am 2.0m
5.24pm 2.1m SUN Sunrise
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Why Singapore banned firecrackers
of us who have let off firecrackers will certainly not forget
the thrill these noisy little things brought into our lives
during the Chinese New Year when it was the custom for all
Chinese - young and old - to light them up to herald the arrival
of the new year.
But many of
us would have forgotten the reasons behind the banning of
firecrackers in 1972. Here's a look into that part of our
1970, six people were killed, 68 were injured and S$350,000
worth of damage to properties was incurred as a result of
explosions and fires caused by firecrackers.
March 1970, the Government imposed a partial ban on the letting
off of firecrackers. Adults were allowed to fire firecrackers in
certain defined areas and within specified hours during the
Chinese New Year eve and Chap Goh Meh (15th day of Chinese New
ban did not contain the number of accidents caused by
firecrackers. In 1971, nine people were injured during the
Chinese New Year period. In 1972, two unarmed policemen were
attacked brutally when they tried to stop a group of people who
were firing firecrackers unlawfully.
In June 1972,
the Government implemented the Dangerous Fireworks Act and
imposed a total ban on firecrackers. However, there were many
complaints on the discharge of firecackers in 1988 and the
Government then enhanced the penalties for the importation and
discharge of firecrackers.
those caught letting off firecrackers have faced a penalty of a
fine of not less than S$2000 and not more than S$10,000 or
imprisonment of up to two years for first offenders. Importing
firecrackers and trafficking in them carries the penalty of
mandatory imprisonment and caning, of not less than six months
but not more than two years and not more than six strokes of the
received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!
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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.
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.
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.
Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which
produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based
playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.
& Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,
China, India, Thailand, etc.
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)
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
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.
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The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
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Holidays DEEPAVALI is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.
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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.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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.
Services Relocating to
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
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
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
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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.
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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.