13 Mar 2000
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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.
The weather TODAY: Slightly hazy. Showers with thunder expected in the late afternoon and early evening, mainly over northern, central and western Singapore. High tide 1.30 am 2.8m 1.46 pm 2.9m Sunrise 7.12 am Sunset 7.18 pm Moonrise 10.23 am Moonset 10.49 pm PSI: 52 (moderate) Temp: 25-34 degrees Celsius
Get For Me: Woof.com.sg for webcasts & more
Woof! Woof! Woof! A new website specialising in webcasts has taken root. Woof! Webvision is Asia's first television station on the internet. It offers 16 channels and a myriad of programmes ranging from finance to music videos and trailers.
Recently aired Television Corporation Of Singapore (TCS) programmes are also available for visitors to catch - in case they missed them on TV. There is even a car channel where users can engage in virtual video test drives of popular models in Singapore. Some recently webcast programmes featured on the website are:
Millennium Party Singapore Chingay 2000
TCS Lunar New Year Show Citibank's investment talks
All their programmes are FREE, but you need Windows Media Player to view them. It is free and downloadable from the Internet.
Click WOOF! Webvision now.
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NEW: The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.
NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.
COMING SOON: i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.
COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.
COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now.
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NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.
NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB) National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000.
GET FOR ME: Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower An appeal for support.
BOOKS: Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers Top Ten MPH Bestsellers Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.
MUSIC: Top 10 Albums Of the Week
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EXPATRIATES: 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.
GET FOR ME: New Books
ON SALE NOW AT LEADING BOOKSTORES
Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000
By Gretchen Liu
Price: S$61.70 (excludes shipping)
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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Today Friday 10 Mar 2000
The Arts will receive a S$50 million boost from the government as part of its plans to turn Singapore into one of the top cities in the world to live, work and play in. The money will go directly to arts groups, activities and education and free them of fund-raising problems.
Environment Minister Lee Yock Suan yesterday warned that with the current dry spell, the El Nino effect could return this year or next.
Jakarta: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mahathir Mohamad arrived here yesterday and said that his main aim for the two-day visit was to foster closer links with Jakarta, especially with an administration that had just come into power.
London: Elderly people wanting to retain their memory and fend off dementia should chew. According to Japanese researchers, chewing helped prevent memory loss as we grew old, New Scientist magaxine said on Wednesday.
Around the world
Washington: Two new studies suggested in the journal Nature that parents who leave the night light on will not make their children short-sighted after all.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
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