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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

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

What's New on our website

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000

Rent-A-Car

CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water

Scholarships

Economy

Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

The WEATHER TODAY (Friday): Generally warm and slightly hazy. Isolated showers in the late afternoon mainly over northern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Slightly hazy with isolated showers in the afternoon. WATER TIDES High tide 8.30am 1.9m  6.31pm  2.1m  SUN Sunrise 6.59 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 2.59pm   Moonset  2.29am  PSI: 52 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 26-33  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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       Jazz Jam In The Gardens: L. Soliano & Friends

Ngee Ann City in Orchard Road

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Zealous for some hot jazz treats? Louis Soliano and his international all star jazz musicians will enthral you on Sunday 10 Sep 2000 from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage in the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

  They will be playing the music of Duke Ellington, Horace Silver, Ira Gurswhin and Cole Porter.

  Come and experience jazz with a twist by renowned musicians from Hong Kong, New York and Australia. Admission is free.

  This event is part of a series of ArtReach programmes organised by the Singapore Arts Council and sponsored by M1.

  For enquiries, please call (65) 837 9560 during office hours or visit the NAC's website at NAC.

 

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

AutoHub21.com is a new vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18 dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec 2000.  

BusinessTrends.com.sg is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. 

Olympics.com is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site.

SeniorLifeClub.com is devoted to enriching the lives of seniors. It is the Internet arm of Senior Life, a bi-monthly magazine.

TemptingCareers.com.sg is a career website that searches for a suitable "match" between their clients and candidates. It was established in 1993.

Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.

Today.com.sg  is a search engine.

Home-Club.com.sg is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days.

BookNTravel.com is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers.

Eyeball.com.sg 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 stationery.

wwlegal.com is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 1,248 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 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. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Banking Licence Issued:

The Monetary Authority of Singapore has issued a banking licence to Hamburgische Landesbank - Girozentrale (Not. 2372 of 1 Sep 2000)

New Society Registered:

*Queensway Secondary School Alumni Association  121 Queensway Singapore 149059

Change of Name:

*Tian Yun Peking Opera Society to Tian Yun Beijing Opera Society (21 Jul 2000)

*Esso Singapore recreation Club to ExxonMobil Singapore Recreation Club (4 Aug 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to peoplesearch@getforme.com.

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.

GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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.

 

Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew turns 77 on 16 Sep 2000.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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?

World's Longest Mooncake Dragon   Now till 12 Sep 2000 Lot Shoppers' Mall  Atrium B.

Creating an Original Musical - The Chang & Eng Experience  8 Sep 2000  The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd  7pm Free Admission.     Ekachai Uekrongtham and Ken Low, two of the creators of Chang & Eng, share the process of creating Singapore's longest running homegrown musical.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Lantern Festival 2000  31 Aug - 13 Sep 2000  Chinese Garden  9am - 10pm      Over 3,000 lanterns from Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces in China are on display. Other attractions include cultural shows and a food fair. Tickets at the door: S$7 (adult) & S$4 (child)

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

5 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.

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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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Friday 8 Sep 2000

With two years to go before the next general election must be called, the search is still on for good men to fill leadership positions in the Singapore of the future, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said last night. Failure to do so before the coming election in 2002 would mean trouble when the next one came in 2007, he added. 

The Environment Ministry (ENV) has singled out 11 estates, including Chinatown, Holland Close and Commonwealth as rat-infested areas. Between one and 150 burrows or rat holes were found at each location.  ENV health officer Mr CHANG Ee Boo said that about 5000 rats had been killed since Nov 1999.

United Artists' cinemas here will stay open despite the company filing for bankruptcy protection in the United States. This is because United Artists Singapore Theatres, which operates the cinemas, is only 10% owned by the United Artists Theatre chain. The rest of it is held by London media and e-commerce company Pacific Media.

The number of children seeking treatment for injuries, caused by skate-scooters, at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital has doubled over the past three months. Compared to about six cases a week in June, the hospital is getting 15 cases weekly now, said Dr Angelina Ang, vice-chairman of its Child Safety Centre's management committee. Most are children aged between six and 12 years. The most common injuries are cuts, bruises, fractures of the upper limbs and bumps on the head.

Asia

New Delhi: A long-standing demand for dual citizenship by several million Indians living outside India may be finally met when the government tables a new Foreigners Bill later this month. Dual citizenship is one of the issues covered by the Bill, which is sure to be hotly debated in the Indian parliament.

Hongkong: Eight Inland Revenue Department (IRD) officers and a former employee were among 32 people arrested for alleged involvement in two separate taxation bribery scams, the Independent Commission Against Corruption said yesterday. Of the 32 arrested, 15 are still being detained by the ICAC while 17 have been released on bail.

Bangkok: Drug abuse is rampant in Thai schools because of poor classroom management, badly located toilets and an authoritarian school culture, a researcher has found. The "golden hour" for drug dealing is between 10am and 11am - just before classes begin, Mrs Jirapan Traithipcharas of the General Education Department noted. She said the findings showed that a management style which demanded absolute obedience created a gap between teachers and children. The findings were presented in one of four research papers released by the department after a two-year study.

Around the world

Washington: Firestone's chief executive apologised formally at a Congressional hearing on Wednesday for tyre failures that have killed scores of people, but the company ran into withering criticism for withholding information that might have saved lives.

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 SINGAPORE SLING

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.