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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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Raymond Han

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The WEATHER TODAY: Mainly fair and warm, except for showers with thunder expected in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  6.26am 2.3m  7.39pm 2.3m SUN Sunrise 6.59 am Sunset 7.11 pm MOON Moonrise 2.56am  Moonset  2.32pm  PSI: 43 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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     Sunday Fleamarts

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation

"Tien An Men"

made from 2 million matchsticks

Now till 25 Jun 2000

Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)

10am - 10pm

Take a stroll with our photographer down to the St Andrew's Cathedral in St Andrew's Road.

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  If you are into bric-a-brac, curios or collectibles, then you should pay a visit to Singapore's two Sunday Fleamarts at Clarke Quay and Far East Square.

  The one at Clarke Quay has been around since 1994. This Sunday street market has expanded since 19 Mar 2000, with buskers and auctions adding to the attraction. It now has about 90 stalls peddling used and new wares, from phonecards, antiques, Coca-Cola collectibles, and record players to handmade candles and henna paintings. Happens every Sunday from 9am - 5pm. 3 River Valley Road Singapore. Click ClarkeQuay.

  Far East Square's fleamart is relatively new. It now has slightly more than 10 stalls. These are open every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm - 10pm at the walkway just outside Planet Fitness. 76 Telok Ayer Street Singapore. Tel: (65) 532 7868.

  Walk around these two fleamarts and discover items which have existed before you do. Gramophones that play the sweet tunes of yesterday, wall calendars that feature famous lady companions from the 50s, and old records that are no longer available at music shops.

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NEW WEBSITES offers unit trusts. is all about getting an automated system to page you to remind you about your appointments. is a one-stop shopping information site for sales and promotions happening around Singapore. is a property portal. is the website of DMG & Partners Securities, a member of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. is the website of the Singapore Yachting Association. You can also find useful tide tables. is the website of the Singapore Canoe Federation. is a homegrown Sign Language website. It has more than 150 pictures illustrating commonly used local hand signs in 14 categories. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). is coming to you soon! 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.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.


The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 687 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

General Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

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Father's Day falls on 18 June 2000.


New Clubs/Societies:

*Stage Pals  41A Bedok Ria Crescent #04-36 Stratford Court Singapore 489929 (24 May 2000)

*Screenwriters Association (Singapore)  57 Greenfield Drive Singapore 457951 (25 May 2000)

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.


The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

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Low Lying Areas In Singapore  Lists the flood-prone areas in Singapore.

Things you should know  Tells you things you need to be aware of. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


Shopping Complaints


The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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 Sunday 11 June 2000

Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew will begin a five-day working visit to China today. He will address the 21st Century Forum on the topic, Economic Globalisation: China and Asia.

More than half-a-million dollars worth of illegal mind-altering drugs were found at a MacPherson apartment by the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) on Friday evening. The raid netted 16 drug offenders, all Singaporean men.

More than 100 counterfeit S$100 notes from the Ship series have surfaced and more may be still circulating, police said yesterday. Most of the notes which have surfaced have the same serial number: A/33/945618. They have turned up in 80 separate investigations since last year.


Seoul: Thousands of people gathered in Central Seoul on Saturday to urge the leaders of South and North Korea to lay the foundation for reunifying the peninsula split for more than five decades. 

Around the world

New York: The party is over for Internet stocks, and analysts on Wall Street are putting renewed faith in the old-time religion that puts profits ahead of more fanciful measures for calculating share-price valuations. Two months into a sobering plunge in Internet stocks, analysts are embracing the old orthodoxy of equity valuation: that value is rooted in the likelihood a company can post profits equal to its share price over time.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



30ml Gin

15ml Cherry Brandy

120ml Pineapple Juice

15ml Lime Juice

7.5ml Cointreau

7.5ml Dom Benedictine

10ml Grenadine

A dash of Angostura Bitters

Garnish with a slice of pineapple & cherry

The Singapore Sling was created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.


The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.