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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.

Chinese            77%

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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.


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      Monday with the Editor: Beware Of Conmen!

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  Hallo again
  Happy New Year!  We are only eight days into the new millennium and already some people are busy trying to snare would-be victims in order to con them out of their money.  These unscrupulous chaps make use of a common human weakness - greed - to entice their victims into their traps. Then, the conmen skilfully convince their victims to part with their money and disappear, leaving their victims much poorer.
  Here at, we are not spared the antics of the conmen. Just two days ago, I received an e-mail from a Regina Chukwu, purportedly from Nigeria and who says she has connections with some late general's family. This chap said that the surviving relatives of the general had vast amounts of money (first batch mentioned to me was US$10 million) and wished to entrust that huge sum to ME (yes - you heard it right the first time ME!) for safekeeping. 
  According to the writer of the e-mail message, I stood to gain 30% of the gross total amount in compensation for my efforts - WOW! Isn't that just a great pie sweetener! I mean, who could resist such an attractive offer? And in US dollars too. I am supposed to get greedy and be so mesmerised that I would get on the next available plane to Lome, Republic of Tonga (where the deal is supposed to be closed).
  BUT, I didn't get myself ensnared! Why not? I mean, am I really such a saint - not an itsy bitsy greedy at all? 
  Let me tell you this - I spent 17 years of my life working for a British bank, and in my line of work as a banker, I have come across many such con cases, most of which originate from Nigeria. Things got so bad in the nineties that at one point of time, the Central Bank of Nigeria had to wire Singapore banks to tell them that it was not involved in any of the scams.
  Why am I telling you all this? Because, for this new year, I hope and wish none of you out there will fall prey to these conmen. Be alert and careful - there is no such thing as a free lunch. Take care!
Have a look at the suspicious e-mail I received. Click HERE
Read my earlier article on conmen posted on 11 Sep 2000 HERE!

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Alvin's Waffen SS Homepage is all about a new SS Re-enactment group based in Singapore. is a website dedicated to talented local singer & songwriter Tanya Chua. Learn all about her here. enables users to compare quotations from several insurance companies, and then purchase online an insurance policy using a credit card. It now offers motor insurance, but eventually will also offer travel, medical and home owner's insurance. is the website of the new S$400 million Fullerton Hotel in Fullerton Square. is the website of Thomson Jazz Club, the only organisation dedicated to the promotion of jazz music. It is home to the Thomson Big Band - the premier large-scale jazz ensemble in the country. provides professional gift-giving advice when shopping for business, for an individual or for yourself. Business gifts including namecard cases, namecard holders, desktop sets and golf accessories. Offer best-in-industry 30-day return policy, personal monogram service, free gift-wrap and customised gift message tags. Free delivery 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.

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Public Holidays CHINESE NEW YEAR is the next public holiday period. It falls on Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 January 2001.

12 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.

Government Notices

New Societies Registered:
*Ju-Jitsu Association (Singapore)   1 Sophia Road #03-15 Peace Centre Singapore 228149 (5 Dec 2000)
*Manhattan Sports Club   190 Clemenceau Ave #01-21 Singapore 239924 (12 Dec 2000)

Banking Licence Surrendered:

*Cariplo - Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Lombarde S.p.A. (Not. No. 3640 dated 18 Dec 2000)

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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.

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Chang & Eng  Opens 5 Jan 2001     Kallang Theatre  Presented by Action Theatre  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

The Nutcracker  Choreography by Thierry Malandain  Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre 11 Jan 2001 Victoria Theatre  8pm  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Buddy The Musical  From 22 Mar 2001  Kallang Theatre  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Slava's Snowshow  From 10 Apr 2001  Kallang Theatre Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

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