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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 in the late afternoon, mainly over northern, and western Singapore. High tide 2.01 am 2.8m 2.35 pm 2.7m Sunrise 7.12 am Sunset 7.18 pm Moonrise 11.14 am Moonset 11.43 pm PSI: 57 (moderate) Temp: 24-34 degrees Celsius
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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.
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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000
By Gretchen Liu
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Today Saturday 11 Mar 2000
Asia's success in shifting towards the new Internet economy will depend on government deregulation and bottom-up initiatives, said SM Lee Kuan Yew at the Singapore Techventure Conference 2000 in San Francisco. Asian governments had been embracing the new technology, with Singapore, Malaysia and Hongkong leading the way with the most pro-active and ambitious plans, he noted.
COE prices are likely to dip from next month because 109 452 COEs will be available for the quota year beginning in May.
The Land Transport Authority is looking into extending the ERP to discourage motorists from jamming the expressways when they leave the business district after work.
Singapore has launched a multi-agency office in Silicon Valley which will house the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB), Contact Singapore, the Singapore American Business Association and staff from the Infocommunications Development Authority.
Kuala Lumpur: Razaleigh nominated for top two UMNO posts.
Around the world
Grand Rapids, Michigan: A six-year-old boy lived for nearly three weeks in an apartment with the decomposing body of his dead mother before the authorities found out, police said.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
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