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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.

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       The Singapore Women's Weekly for everyone!

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Due to bad weather the past few days, our next tour scheduled for today has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

  The Singapore Women's Weekly is not just for women, I discovered one day when I started flipping through its pages during one of those long waits.

  Since then, I have been getting a copy for my wife, and secretly for myself too. It has lots of goodies inside, such as tear-out recipes; a handy reader-hints page in which readers share everyday remedies for that stain that wouldn't go off or keeping mashed bananas from turning brown too quickly; Chinese horoscopes to guide us through life's twists and turns; engaging celebrities' highs and lows - all presented in 130-odd pages of once-you-pick-up-you-won't-let-go stuff. The list just goes on and on.

  It's so unlike some magazines which are so thick and yet so devoid of content. In its April 2000 issue, the magazine spotlights Sakura Teng, whom everyone who has grown up in the seventies know as a household name. Sakura's spontaneity is captured in print for the reader to experience.

  At S$2.95 a copy, it's worth every cent you pay. It's available at all good bookstores and newspaper kiosks. They have got e-mail now; you can write to them at sww@acp.com.sg.

 

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com .

COMING SOON NEW WEBSITES!  

Venomclub.com has been launched. You can now view the action in this nightspot without leaving your computer. Six cameras pan the dance floor and lounge areas from 10.30pm - 3am, Tuesdays to Sundays.

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). 

MPH Bookstore has gone online.  It has up to 2.5 million books for your selection. Click MPHOnline.com now.

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched in Apr 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

SporesCity The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 405 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

New! The new Louis Vuitton shop has opened at Ngee Ann City.

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BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture. 

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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. 

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Today Saturday 8 Apr 2000

In Singapore

Singapore Press Holdings is listing its Internet subsidiary, AsiaOne, which operates an award-winning website offering news, financial services, entertainment and shopping. Citibank has been engaged as the lead manager for the IPO.

Four off-duty police officers were attacked by ten men outside a nightclub at Orchard Cineleisure early Wednesday morning.

The blood bank is running dangerously low at times. Too few people are donating blood, and too many need blood donations. What makes the problem more acute is the stringent donor-screening standards here. Only six out of ten people qualify as donors. Only 2% of the population here are blood donors, compared with 5% in developed countries, such as the United States.

Asia 

Sydney: Pressure is building for Prime Minister John Howard to override mandatory jailing laws condemned by human rights groups as racists. 

Around the world

Atlanta: City dwellers get sick more often than their rural counterparts. Well-educated adults are healthier than those without a high school diploma. And people living in poverty are sick most often. These trends were drawn from a five-year study released on Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC).

Ottawa: Canadian Immigration Minister Elinor Caplan has introduced a tough new law which could mean life imprisonment and a C$1 million (S$1.2 million) fine for those found guilty of smuggling illegal immigrants into Canada. 

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.