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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.
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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The WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers in the
afternoon mainly over northern, western and southern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER
Late morning and afternoon showers. SUNDAY: Late morning and early
afternoon showers. WATER TIDES High tide 9.58am 2.0m
8.46pm 2.3m SUN Sunrise 7.05
am Sunset 7.15 pm MOON Moonrise
4.16pm Moonset 3.46am PSI: 45 (good) TEMPERATURE:
24-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore
time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel:
(65) 542 7788.
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Gas-pipe installation code to be reviewed
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Mdm Kang's Kitchen
Recently, a youth died in his
bedroom due to a gas leak from concealed pipes which were
damaged during kitchen-cabinet-fitting work.
Standard Code of Practice for the installation of pipes
supplying manufactured gas adopts internationally-accepted
practices for gas installations. But, in view of what happened,
the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board, the national
standards body, will review the Code in consultation with the
Public Utilities Board (PUB), PowerGas Ltd and the industry. All
suggestions will be considered.
piped gas supplier, implements a system of safety checks before
the gas supply is turned on. For detection of gas leaks, it
injects an odorant into the manufactured gas, giving it a
distinctive smell. Users, including home owners, must be
vigilant and able to detect leaks when these leaks occur.
suspect a gas leak, you should turn off the gas valve at the
meter, and open all the windows and doors in order to ventilate
the place. You should also call PowerGas's 24-hour Gas Service
& Operations Centre at Tel: (65) 1800-752 1800. You should
refrain from turning on/off switches and electrical equipment
and leave the premises if the smell is intoxicating.
involving gas-pipe connection or installation can only be
carried out by PowerGas or a Licensed Gas Service Worker (LGSW)
who are licensed by the PUB. A list of LGSWs can be found on the
PUB's website at www.pub.gov.sg.
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the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia.
It is a masterplanned resort.
AsiaUnitTrust.com is an
Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good
coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations.
Tengjeehum.com is the
website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are
showcased on the website.
Smxasia.com is the website of
Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite
Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things
in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded.
VirtualBanking2000.com is an
online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over
100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in
the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online
exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of
subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as
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TiongChoon.com.sg is the
website of car dealer Tiong Choon.
is a stress management website. Great for students as it has
tips for students coping with stress.
SetthaPalace.com is the
website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial
Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in
HDBhousing.com is a new
community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000.
or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets
on 12 Aug 2000. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
one-99shop.com has gone
online! 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
is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
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Holidays DEEPAVALI is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.
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Registration for national
service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between
13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
Step-by-step guide to applying for a job, flying into Singapore, getting an employment
pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children.
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Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9
Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.
Artists In Singapore
Paintings by nine renowned French artists are being showcased. 3 - 16 Aug 2000. 160 Orchard Road Level 4
Orchard Point Exhibition Hall. 11am - 7pm daily
& Eng - Concert In The Park 12 August 2000. The Green,
Fort Canning Park. Picnic from
5pm. Showtime: 7.30pm.
Tickets: S$8 (children) S$16 (adults)
Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 -
26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.
The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday
31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern
Festival follows thereafter.
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Friday 11 Aug 2000
Prizes worth S$20,000 will
be up for grabs when Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) launches its print
and online integrated newspaper, Project Eyeball, tomorrow. The launch
party will be held at the Shaw House amphitheatre in Orchard Road from
noon to 6pm. About 120,000 copies of Project Eyeball will be distributed
free during the launch. The same number of free copies will be handed
out from Monday to Friday next week, SPH said in a statement yesterday.
A taxi driver was found dead
on Wednesday at a deserted location with multiple stab wounds. Koh Ngiap
Yong, 42, had been stabbed four times in the back and once in the neck.
His body was found dumped face up in bushes 5m from Chestnut Avenue in
Upper Bukit Timah Road. His TIBS taxi was not at the scene. Mr Koh is
the second taxi driver to be murdered this year. On 15 Jun 2000, Comfort
driver Ong Huay Dee was found dead in his cab at Pasir Ris Drive 10.
The Speakers' Corner in Hong
Lim Park will be opened on 1 Sep 2000. The opening date was announced by
the police in a statement yesterday.
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(COE) prices for smaller cars rose by more than S$2000 in the latest
round of bidding. The increase bucks a trend which had seen prices for
cars of 1600 cc and below falling for the past four months.
Kuala Lumpur: Selangor
Mentri Besar Datuk Abu Hassan Omar quit unexpectedly yesterday, citing
health and family reasons. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who received
his resignation on Wednesday, told reporters yesterday that his
resignation was necessary to "avoid all kinds of accusations and
Around the world
Washington: The number of
people behind bars in the United States broke the two-million mark last
year, a record high despite the slowest prison population growth rate in
20 years, according to the Justice Department. At the end of 1999,
prisons and jails held 1,890,800 inmates with the bulk of them held by
state authorities, according to a Bureau of Justice statistics report
released on Wednesday.
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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.