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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

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Singaporean Cooking

National Parks Board

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Licence to solemnise marriages

 

 

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the morning and early afternoon over many parts of Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  3.43am 2.7m  5.46pm 2.3m SUN Sunrise 6.58 am Sunset 7.10 pm MOON Moonrise 1.22pm  Moonset  0.58am  PSI: 50 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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10 June 2000

5pm - 11pm

Tanglin Mall

curios & other treasures

Take a stroll with our photographer down to the Raffles Hotel in Beach Road.

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  The new myepb bookstore at Suntec City Mall opened just last week. It took over the premises vacated by Shop n Save Supermarket in the basement, beside McDonald's Restaurant.

  The bookstore packs in 200 000 to 250 000 book titles in a 23 000 sq ft area. Besides books, it has a magazine section selling some 3 000 titles, as well as a section selling video CDs. The store also has a wide selection of Chinese publications.

  Myepb bookstore is a boost to its online store myepb.com. Its customers can choose between buying books online or at a bricks-and-mortar shop. With some hardcover books going for just S$9.90, you can expect to get value for your money here.

  From 8 - 11 Jun 2000, they have partnered with four other online businesses, such as Singapore Mint and emart.com.sg, to stage an e-alliance roadshow at Suntec City Mall's Tropics Atrium. If you sign up as a member there and then, you stand to receive a S$3 redemption voucher (redeemable at their bookstore with a minimum nett purchase of S$15). You will also be eligible to participate in a lucky draw to win two return air tickets to Hongkong with hotel accommodation provided.

  Myepb bookstore plans to open another six stores on the island. You can expect that it may win over some customers from Popular Book Company, its direct competitor.

* While you are at the roadshow, take the opportunity to exchange your coins for a Limited Edition S$5 Millennium coin at face value. Don't miss it or you will regret.

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

NEW WEBSITES

WorldRemind.com is all about getting an automated system to page you to remind you about your appointments.

SalesCity.com.sg is a one-stop shopping information site for sales and promotions happening around Singapore.

SingaporeHomes.com.sg is a property portal.

DMG.com.sg is the website of DMG & Partners Securities, a member of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd.

sailing.org.sg is the website of the Singapore Yachting Association. You can also find useful tide tables.

singnet.com.sg/~scfinfo is the website of the Singapore Canoe Federation.

focus-asia.com/home/liping is a homegrown Sign Language website. It has more than 150 pictures illustrating commonly used local hand signs in 14 categories.

CircleShop.com.sg helps you find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

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).

one-99shop.com 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 685 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Father's Day falls on 18 June 2000.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Clubs/Societies:

*Stage Pals  41A Bedok Ria Crescent #04-36 Stratford Court Singapore 489929 (24 May 2000)

*Screenwriters Association (Singapore)  57 Greenfield Drive Singapore 457951 (25 May 2000)

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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.

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. 

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.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

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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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

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 Friday 9 June 2000

Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) yesterday announced it has set up a S$50 million company, SPH Mediaworks, to run its broadcasting business. It has appointed former COO of Media Corporation of Singapore, Mr Lee Cheok Yew, as chief executive officer of the new subsidiary. SPH Mediaworks is applying for licences for two television channels, likely to be in English and Chinese, and expects to launch them a year after obtaining the licences.

26-year-old Miss Carol Tam Chew Ping died yesterday morning when she lost control of the the Alfa Romeo she was driving and crashed into a metal guard rail along Tampines Expressway (TPE) towards Yishun.

Singapore's first e-home will be tested in September. A young couple's 4-room flat in Bishan will be installed with equipment to allow its occupants to make online appointments at a nearby clinic, activate air-conditioners from the office and keep tabs on their car or the front door via web cameras.

Asia

Tokyo: Japan had a day of diplomacy and condolences as world leaders, including President Clinton and SM Lee Kuan Yew, joined a memorial service yesterday for former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi.

Around the world

New York: A federal appeals court has ruled that a woman passenger on a Korean Airlines flight who was sexually assaulted by the man seated next to her can sue the airline for the attack. 

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

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.

ECONOMY

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.