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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%

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The weather TODAY: Cloudy with showers in the late morning and afternoon over most areas. High tide 2.22 am 2.7m  1.28 pm 3.0m  Sunrise 7.11 am Sunset 7.14 pm   Moonrise 10.32 am  Moonset  10.53 pm   PSI: 34 (good) Temp: 23-29 degrees Celsius 

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      Get for me: Robinson's Department Store

     This picture shows the entrance to Robinson's Department Store at Centrepoint Shopping Centre in Orchard Road. There are altogether four levels in the store selling things from perfumes; bags; ladies' and gents' wear; crockery and other household items to shoes and beds.

     This store is popular among expatriates and locals for its reasonably priced but quality goods, a good quantity of which comes from Britain.

     Robinson's has a sister shop in the same shopping centre selling quality ladies' and gents' wear, toiletries, shoes and confectionery under the Marks & Spencer label.

     Opening hours:  Sun - Thu   10.30 am - 8.30 pm

                                Fri - Sat      10.30 am - 9.30 pm

     Tel: (65) 733 0888

       Get for me: An Apology for interruption in online service 

     Our website was out of service the whole of 8 and 9 Jan 2000 due to a problem with a server belonging to our web-host, NETFIRMS.COM. We wish to apologise for this. We have e-mailed our hosts who have reverted to us stating there is a bug problem in their server. They are still trying to resolve this problem which has been plaguing our three websites (, & ) maintained with NETFIRMS.COM over the past two months.

       Get for me: New Books


Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

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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.

     Pacific Internet has revised its pricing for its plans.

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     The Old Malay Cemetery in Victoria Street was completed in 1819.

     While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on this website is accurate at the time of publication, or its owner, The Cola Plus Company, shall not be held liable for any damage,  loss, injury or inconvenience arising in connection with the contents of this publication.

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News Flash        

Today Wednesday 11 Jan 2000

In Singapore

Heavy buying of Internet related stocks is a cause for concern, says PM Goh Chok Tong.

A 8-year-old boy sustained burns on the chest when a strong wind blew a candle flame onto his shirt on Sunday night. He had been playing with the candle.

A man who cruelly took advantage of a woman, who had advertised for help in finding her missing 12-year-old daughter, was sentenced to 30 months' jail and 4 strokes of the cane for extortion.


Taipei: Hong Kong tops cell phone use in Asia, followed by Taiwan.

Around the world

New York: In the world's biggest takeover yet, America Online buys Time Warner for US$190 billion, creating a new empire spanning magazines, TV, movies and cyberspace. AOL Time Warner will bring together Time Warner's Time, CNN, Warner Brothers, People, HBO, Sports Illustrated, Cartoon Network, Warner Music Group, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, and Looney Tunes together with America Online's AOL, Compuserve, Netscape, ICQ Instant Messaging, Digital City and AOL Moviefone.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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