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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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.
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Tuesday. WATER TIDES High tide 4.33am 2.5m
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am Sunset 7.16 pm MOON Moonrise 1.39pm
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of English, both spoken and written, in Singapore has been
steadily deteriorating over the past twenty years. This is due,
perhaps, to the emphasis on the second language, which is the
mother-tongue, at its expense.
English-speaking generation of students, which grew up in the
seventies, are now in their forties. Some of them are English
teachers. Students who have had the privilege of learning from
them picked up good English skills.
Many of those
who grew up after the seventies spoke the mother-tongue more
often than English and as a result, carried a
less-than-sufficient command of English into adulthood. Some
became teachers. Without a good grounding in English, these
teachers could not possibly nurture good English students. So,
as the years went by, subsequent generations of students taught
by the students of such teachers moved into adulthood without
acquiring proficiency in English. Things get from bad to worse
because the standard of English picked up by each graduating
class from each graduating teacher dropped steadily over the
English Language teachers are required to attend grammar
courses. This confirms that the Ministry of Education is indeed
aware of the need to build up the English Language among the
ranks of its English teachers. Not many students take up English
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trusts, money market funds as well as stocks to investors.
Asiaxis.com is a financial
portal launched in late June 2000. It provides immediate mobile
phone notification of news and stock prices.
AcmaBooks.com is a new
online bookstore launched on 17 Jun 2000. It offers about
500,000 titles at discounted prices.
debtdomain.com, founded by
a group of bankers and launched on 14 Jun 2000, lets banks
and other financial institutions buy and sell multi-million-dollar
market loans online. It charges a fee to buyers and sellers
for successful deals.
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shops and petrol marts.
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
one-99shop.com is coming to
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Items range from crockery, utensils, confectionery,
household accessories, artificial flowers to Hello Kitty
is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.
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Cathay Cinema screened its last movie show on 30 Jun 2000. The 61-year-old building is
expected to be demolished to make way for a new building.
National Service for all males
who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents and born
between 13 Dec 1982 & 12 Mar 1983.
Ban Hin Lee Bank
Berhad has merged with Southern Bank Berhad and the combined
entity is now known as Southern Bank Berhad.
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Board's Annual Book Sale
15 - 16 Jul 2000 Singapore Expo Hall 4B
10am - 8pm
browse through some 250,000 volumes of books and magazines
and then buy whatever you fancy at S$2 each for adult
fiction & non-fiction books, and S$1 each for all
other books. You can also buy magazines, which are
available in bundles of 12, at S$5 per bundle. Use the
free bus shuttle available at Tanah Merah MRT Station from
9.30am - 10pm daily. The National Library Board's website
is Just A Click Away at NLB.
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information on Singapore.
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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.
Vengaboys Live In Concert 2000
22 Jul 2000 7pm Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9
Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.
Vocal Recital by Ying Huang (world renowned soprano) Piano:
J.J. Lenna 23 July 2000
8pm Victoria Concert Hall
National Day Parade at the Padang on 9
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Sunday 9 July 2000
The Housing Board (HDB) has
to be firm with people who throw rubbish out of the window, and is
justified in saying it would take back the flats of three HDB residents
convicted of killer-litter offences, said Deputy Prime Minister Lee
Hisen Loong yesterday.
Singapore Airlines is suing
the family members of ex-employee Teo Cheng Kiat, hoping to recover some
of the millions which he had embezzled over 13 years.
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian
authorities have identified 44 extremists Islamic groups claiming to
possess mystical powers of invincibility, just days after an armed
Muslim cult sparked the country's worst security crisis in years.
Around the world
Washington: An interceptor
rocket failed to destroy a mock warhead that roared over the Pacific in
an anti-missile test watched by the world, dealing a sharp blow to
Pentagon plans to fit a controversial missile shield over America by
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Consumer prices fell by 0.4%
in Jun 2000, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing
more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.
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.