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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

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Licence to solemnise marriages



The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon, mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  2.41am 2.8m  4.48pm 2.4m SUN Sunrise 6.58 am Sunset 7.10 pm MOON Moonrise 12.31pm  Moonset  12.07am  PSI: 32 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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Private Banking - An Introduction

  Private Banking is a part of banking which is relatively unknown to the ordinary bank customer. It is the preserve of the rich and the famous.

  Imagine a hotel concierge attending to your every banking need, from sending your money (any amount, even millions of dollars) to any bank account anywhere in the world within the same day. Imagine that person receiving cash from you to deposit into your bank accounts or looking after your stable of shares, all without you having to step into the bank.

  You could just wait in your car while your CRM (Customer Relationship Manager) comes to you and dutifully attends to you. Or you could be in a faraway country. Your presence at the bank to authorise any remittance transaction is not required at all. You just need to make a call and the money is sent by telegraphic transfer. For large amounts of a million dollars and above - what is needed is just a fax message from you, together with a phone call. That's what I call easy banking. BUT, this easy banking is not for the man in the street. MORE...

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NEW WEBSITES is all about getting an automated system to page you to remind you about your appointments. is a one-stop shopping information site for sales and promotions happening around Singapore. is a property portal. is the website of DMG & Partners Securities, a member of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. is the website of the Singapore Yachting Association. You can also find useful tide tables. is the website of the Singapore Canoe Federation. is a homegrown Sign Language website. It has more than 150 pictures illustrating commonly used local hand signs in 14 categories. helps you find the perfect gift for your loved ones. 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). 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.

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 683 pages thick and growing.

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

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Father's Day falls on 18 June 2000.


* PARIBAS has surrendered its banking licence

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.


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. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

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.

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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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


Shopping Complaints


The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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 Thursday 8 June 2000

SPH's new free tabloid-sized 52-page newspaper for commuters will hit the streets in early September. Streats - named for its promise of providing a treat to the work and ride-weary - will give readers the news they need in small, digestible nuggets.The newspaper got its licence on Tuesday.

A Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) major, Christopher Tan Eng Kong, 35, was charged in a district court yesterday with molesting an 18-year-old girl in the women's toilet of an Orchard Road building. The incident allegedly happened at about 2.30am in the women's toilet in basement one of Specialists' Shopping Centre at Orchard Road.


Colombo: A two-minute silence to commemorate Sri Lanka's war dead was shattered yesterday when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a southern suburb, killing himself, Industrial Development Minister C.V. Goonaratne and 21 others instantly.

Sydney: A threat to contaminate Panadol tablets in Australia has led to the nation-wide recall of the country's top-selling painkiller after a police attempt to nab the extortionist went awry, The Australian newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Around the world

Washington: Computer security experts have intercepted a new virus designed to attack cell phones with text capabilities. This virus poses a threat to hand-held computers, pagers, and phones, all hi-tech tools that have seen an  explosion in worldwide use.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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.


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.