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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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"The Iliad: A Greek Mythology in Kathakali"
THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade
Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm
Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore
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Iliad’ is choreographed and directed by Richard Tremblay,
a renowned French- Canadian contemporary dancer. The
performance will feature several famous dancers and musicians
from the Kerala Kalamandalam, Margi and Sadanam, premier
performing arts institutions in Kerala, India.
Kathakali is a very traditional ancient dance and
drama originating from Kerala some 300 years ago. While other
dance forms are emotive than narrative, Kathakali is both.
It combines dance with dialogue to bring myth
and legend to life in the temple courtyards of Kerala. The
dancers use their stunning costumes and make-up, with the
accompaniment of drums and vocalists, to create various moods
and emotions. The closest cousin to Kathakali is the
Kabuki from Japan.
' The Iliad- Greek Mythology in Kathakali’ - indeed a
rare experience to witness the traditional Kathakali
choreographed and moulded for a non-Indian theme. Richard
Tremblay directed and choreographed ‘The Iliad’ under
the auspices of the Indian National Kathakali Company, Kerala
Kalamandalam. The production premiered in 1988 in Trichur,
Kerala. Subsequently, it was staged in Bombay in 1991 at
the Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts. The
production in Singapore will be the World Premier. The
production also boasts Jean-Guy Lecat as its space and lighting
director. Jean-Guy Lecat is the assistant to Peter Brook
on many of his productions including the Mahabharata.
The Iliad is
hosted by Swadhin Productions as its maiden venture. Swadhin
Productions is an independent performing arts promoter.
Inaugurated this year, the company aims to organise creative,
experimental and quality performances in Singapore & other
parts of Asia. For more information, please contact Swadhin
Productions at Tel: (65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097.
The performance takes place on 8 Oct 2000 at 7.30pm at the World
Trade Centre Auditorium. Tickets at S$30, S$35, & S$40
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Swadhin Productions is an
independent performing arts promoter. Inaugurated this
year (2000), the company aims to organise creative, experimental
and quality performances in Singapore & other parts of Asia.
For more information, please contact Swadhin Productions at Tel:
(65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097.
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dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon
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devoted to enriching the lives of seniors. It is the Internet
arm of Senior Life, a bi-monthly magazine.
is a career website that searches for a suitable
"match" between their clients and candidates. It was
established in 1993.
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all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.
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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.
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
is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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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.
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Sep 2000 Singapore Int'l Convention & Exhibition Centre
Hall 402 Time: 11am - 7pm. Auction of Singapore & world banknotes,
overseas and local participants exhibiting banknotes, coins, stamps,
phone cards, telecom services and other collectibles.
Longest Mooncake Dragon
Now till 12 Sep 2000 Lot Shoppers' Mall Atrium B.
Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren
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Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng
& Yeo Yann Yann 13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000 8pm
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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
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so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up
by the SPH group.
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Saturday 9 Sep 2000
MediaCorp artiste Michelle
Chia, 25, became the 6th person to cross over to join SPH MediaWorks.
She is the co-host of the Battle Of The Best variety show. Her
resignation was tendered on 7 Sep 2000.
The Singapore Management
University (SMU) will expand beyond its business degree programme and
offer an accountancy course to some 100 students from August next year.
Over the next few years, it will add more courses with a management
focus, including information and communications in 2002. Economics and
social sciences will be included later. When SMU reaches it full
enrolment of 5000 to 6000, the government would have met its target of
providing university education to 25% of every student cohort, revealed
DPM Tony Tan yesterday.
A man who hurled his
neighbour's flower pots from the 11th storey of Block 10, Teck Whye Ave
on 18 Jul 2000 has been jailed the maximum three months. CHEW Nam Hoon,
34, an odd-job labourer, pleaded guilty in a district court on Monday to
endangering the lives of others by his rash act.
A senior legal officer at
the Land Office who apparently lost her job after pointing out her
superiors' alleged incompetence has won the first round of a legal
battle in the High Court to challenge the termination of her service. In
a preliminary inquiry, the court found "reasonable suspicion"
that there was a serious issue to be heard and granted Ms Linda Lai
permission to proceed with a hearing to challenge her job termination.
Hongkong: A Hongkong
newspaper was launched yesterday immediately after the Chinese language
Tin Tin Daily News closed down after 40 years in operation. The Chinese
language Everybody's or Yan Yan Daily News hit the newsstands with a
pledge to be a people's paper providing impartial and fair reports in
the new millennium.
Tokyo: A senior Japanese
naval officer was arrested early yesterday morning on charges of passing
military secrets to a Russian spy, including possibly confidential
information on the United States navy. Reports here said 14 plainclothes
police officers posing as customers apprehended Lt-Commander Hagisaki in
a bar on Thursday evening just as he was passing a wad of documents to a
military attache from the Russian Embassy in Tokyo.
Around the world
Nottingham, England: The
brother of British Home Secretary Jack Straw was found guilty by a
British court yesterday of an indecent assault against a 16-year-old
girl. University administrator William Straw, 47, was ordered to pay a
fine totalling GBP1025 (S$2552) and his name will be placed on the
official register of sex offenders for five years. He was arrested in
May and charged with assaulting the girl, a family friend who cannot be
named for legal reasons, at her home in Nottingham, in the north of
London: Scotland Yard police
have arrested 13 "snakehead" gang members and rescued seven
Chinese women and a Chinese man in the biggest kidnap case ever seen in
Britain. The hostages had been imprisoned by the "snakeheads"
for 10 days in a house in East London. All the kidnap victims are
illegal immigrants, who paid up to GBP10,000 (S$24,980) to be brought
from Fujian province in China to Britain by human traffickers.
Paris: Severe stress during
pregnancy can cause birth defects, according to research published in
The Lancet, the British Medical Weekly. A study of more than 23,000
pregnancies in Denmark from 1980 to 1992 found that women who suffered a
major crisis during pregnancy were far likelier to give birth to a child
with a cleft palate, cleft lip, ear defects or congenital heart
problems. The factors considered by the researchers, from the John F
Kennedy Institute in Glostrup and the Danish Epidemiology Science Centre
in Copenhagen, were "severe life events", such as partners who
had died, that occurred during pregnancy or up to 16 months
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