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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 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

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

Our National Library

Radio Music Awards

Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over southern, western and central Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers can be expected for Wednesday and Thursday. WATER TIDES High tide  5.16am 2.1m  5.22pm 2.3m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.16 pm MOON Moonrise  1.52pm  Moonset  1.25am  PSI: 55 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke at the Teck Ghee Constituency National Day Dinner on 5 Aug 2000. Here is the full text of his speech in English.

  This year, we celebrate National Day in a confident mood. Our economy is doing well. More jobs are being created. We restored part of the cut in CPF contributions in April, and should be able to take a further step to restore
more next January. But while the economy as a whole is prospering, we still face challenges.

  One cause for worry is developments in Indonesia.  Indonesia faces many difficult political and economic problems. There are serious problems in the provinces. In the Malukus, Christians are fighting Muslims. In West Papua, the indigenous people are agitating for independence. The TNI have been demoralised and discredited. The media have become very assertive, highlighting KKN
practices in the government. No foreign investments are flowing in.  More...

We received our 300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES is the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia. It is a masterplanned resort. is an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations. is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website. is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded. is an online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over 100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as delegates. For more information, please e-mail is the website of car dealer Tiong Choon. is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress. is the website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in 1999. is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets next month. Coming to you from 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 coming online in August 2000. It will provide 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 1,043 pages thick and growing.

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


Change of Name

*Kiang Chow Goh Clan Association to Hainan Goh Clan Association (Singapore) (18 Jul 2000)

*Singapore Branch of the Mission to Seamen to The Singapore Branch of the Mission to Seafarers (18 Jul 2000)

Change of Address

*Metro Philharmonic Society  21 Jambol Place Singapore 119348 (11 Jul 2000)

*Youth Challenge  61 Killiney Road Singapore 239522 (12 Jul 2000)

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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.


 National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000


'' Live " web-cast at 6pm on the official NDP website.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

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?

Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

Viva Viagra  A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug 2000  8pm at Drama Centre; 29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000  Drama Centre 3pm

French Artists In Singapore     Paintings by nine renowned French artists are being showcased. 3 - 16 Aug 2000. 160 Orchard Road Level 4 Orchard Point Exhibition Hall. 11am - 7pm daily

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival follows thereafter.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!


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Tourist Arrival Statistics

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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. 

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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Tuesday 8 Aug 2000

Coveted National Day Parade tickets are being sold on the Internet, exchanging hands for S$50 or more. At least five people have advertised tickets for sale on the Net.

Singapore Telecom is paying S$690 million for a stake in India's largest private sector telecommunications organisation, the Bharti Group. The agreement was formalised at a signing ceremony in New Delhi yesterday.

The headless body of a man was found near a worksite at Tuas on Sunday. The dead man, a Bangladeshi, was found naked about 30m from the workers' quarters of the Tuas View Circuit site. However, his severed head is still missing. Another Bangladeshi worker was also reported missing from the site. He has not been found yet.

An immigration officer was charged in a district court with accepting a sex bribe from a Thai woman who was arrested in a brothel. Yong Kar Pin, 39, who had been investigating her case, allegedly had sex with her on 6 Apr 2000 in exchange for not taking action against her. He is now out on a S$6000 bail.


Jakarta: In sharp contrast to his defiant stance during a parliamentary grilling a fortnight ago, President Abdurrahman Wahid yesterday gave a contrite account of his first 10 months in office before Indonesia's legislative assembly (MPR).

 Around the world

London: Vegetarian mothers are more likely to give birth to girls, according to research that backs the old wives' tale that what a woman eats can affect the sex of her child. The study is believed to be the first to show that cutting out meat and fish can affect the sex of a baby significantly. The Times newspaper reported yesterday. Ms Pauline Hudson, a pregnancy expert at the University of Nottingham, analysed the impact of the growing number of vegetarian women on the health of newborns. She and co-researcher Rosemary Buckley found that, while the national average in Britain was 106 boys born to every 100 girls, for vegetarian mothers, the ratio was just 85 boys to 100 girls. The survey was based on an audit of about 6,000 pregnant women in 1998, said The Times.

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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.