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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.


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The WEATHER TODAY (Saturday): 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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       "The Iliad: A Greek Mythology in Kathakali"

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

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  ‘The 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 available from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC.

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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. 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. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site. is 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.

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


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Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

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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.


New School Registered:

Feng Hua Language Studies Centre  557 Bukit Timah Road #02-09 Crown Centre Singapore 269694 Supervisor: Mdm Qu Hua (5 Sep 2000)

New Societies Registered:

*Motor Industry Certification Board (Singapore)  385 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575718 (12 Aug 2000)

*Asia Pacific Venture Capital Association  SCI/SMA House 20 Orchard Rd #03-03 Singapore 238830 (19 Aug 2000)

*Country Line Dance Association (Singapore)  865 Mountbatten Rd #02-81 Katong Shopping Centre Singapore 437844 (15 Aug 2000)

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


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

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Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

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Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


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. 

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Money World Asia 2000  8 - 10 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.

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

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)

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6 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.


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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 England. 

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 previously.  

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