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Other ethnic groups 1.4%
Working Language: English
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The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy and occasionally windy with passing showers mainly over northern, western and southern parts of Singapore in the afternoon. High tide 1.54 am 2.7m 0.50 pm 3.0m Sunrise 7.11 am Sunset 7.13 pm Moonrise 9.46 am Moonset 10.06 pm PSI: 28 (good) Temp: 24-32 degrees Celsius
Get for me: Monday With The Editor
First of all, I would like to begin my column by apologising to you for the failure of this website to stay online all through the last two days. Apparently, the server at the site of our website host has malfunctioned. However, this is not the first time that this has happened. We have reported the matter to our host, NETFIRMS.COM, who have reverted stating there's a bug in their server. They are still trying to resolve the problem.
This downtime in the system running our website has caused much inconvenience but it is out of our control. We hope you will bear with us while the chaps at NETFIRMS.COM are searching for an answer. Once again, we are indeed sorry you have not been able to reach our website.
The Hari Raya holiday has just passed, and Chinese Singaporeans are now looking forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year which falls on 5 - 7 Feb 2000. The streets of Chinatown will soon be abuzz again with makeshift stalls selling Chinese delicacies and other goodies. Tourists will find that the Chinatown area will be lighted up with festive lighting and other decorations for the festivities. We will bring you a short report plus some pictures of Chinatown all dressed up for the celebration.
Our website is currently undergoing a makeover as part of our ongoing efforts to improve it. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to drop us an e-mail. We shall be glad to read your suggestions.
Till next week, please have a nice week ahead.
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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000
By Gretchen Liu
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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.
The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.
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Did You Know?
The Chinese High School in Bt Timah Road was completed in 1919 by the architect Swan & Maclaren.
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Today Monday 10 Jan 2000
A new survey by the National University of Singapore has found that bad air in office buildings here makes one in three office workers feel lethargic and experience dryness of the throat, skin and eyes.
A Singaporean engineer foils robbery in Johore Bahru.
A healthy newborn baby girl, with her umbilical cord still attached, was found abandoned outside a flat in Ang Mo Kio Ave 5 last Friday night.
Jakarta: The Indonesian navy has rescued 61 Iraqis and Iranians, believed to be trying to reach Australia, from a boat drifting off the resort island of Bali, a report said yesterday.
Around the world
London: Police foil plot to kidnap Victoria "Posh Spice" Adam and baby, the wife and son of England soccer star David Beckham.
London: Britain seizes Scuds bound for Libya.
Beijing: The US has repatriated 246 stowaways back to China.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
News updated by 8.00 am daily.