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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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Singapore National Songs

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Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

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The WEATHER TODAY Slightly hazy and partly cloudy. Showers are expected in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, southern, and eastern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and early afternoon showers are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. WATER TIDES High tide 10.46am 2.3m  10.03pm  2.6m  SUN Sunrise 6.58 am Sunset 7.05 pm MOON Moonrise 5.22pm   Moonset  4.54am  PSI: 45 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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       Monday with the Editor: Beware of conmen!

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  In the past, conmen from some countries would fax letters on official government department letterheads over to would-be Singaporean victims with too-sweet-to-turn-down offers. This modus operandi worked so well that Nigeria's central bank, whose name was frequently used in the scams, had to send letters regularly to banks in Singapore to warn against bogus persons claiming to represent the central bank. That was in the early nineties.

  Just what ruses did these conmen use? Well, it seemed they would pass off as senior Nigerian government officials with much ill-gotten gains which they needed to get out of the country. These conmen would promise a huge commission to the unsuspecting victim if the victim helped them to transfer the "millions of dollars" out of the country. The conmen would insist on the victim paying out a deposit of thousands of dollars to cover some administrative fees. Once the money landed in their hands, they conveniently disappeared.

  Now, such conmen are still lurking around - this time on the Internet as well - seeking to lure unsuspecting Singaporeans into their traps. Please do be careful. The conmen may not use Nigeria this time around. They may use another African country's name. But, the modus operandi should be similar. You will be asked to help transfer secretly millions of dollars of ill-gotten money out of the country and a generous commission will await you.

  Remember - these conmen prey on a common human weakness, GREED. Suspect all Get-Rich-Quick schemes at once and you will never become a Get-Poor-Quick victim.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES does web-design, hosting and promotions.

Swadhin Productions is an independent performing arts promoter.  Inaugurated this year (2000), the company aims to organise creative, experimental and quality performances in Singapore & other parts of Asia. For more information, please contact Swadhin Productions at Tel: (65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097. is a new vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18 dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec 2000. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site. is devoted to enriching the lives of seniors. It is the Internet arm of Senior Life, a bi-monthly magazine. is a career website that searches for a suitable "match" between their clients and candidates. It was established in 1993.

Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more. is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper which hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). 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 stationery. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,263 pages thick and growing.

Public 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 2000. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.


New School Registered:

Feng Hua Language Studies Centre  557 Bukit Timah Road #02-09 Crown Centre Singapore 269694 Supervisor: Mdm Qu Hua (5 Sep 2000)

New Societies Registered:

*Motor Industry Certification Board (Singapore)  385 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575718 (12 Aug 2000)

*Asia Pacific Venture Capital Association  SCI/SMA House 20 Orchard Rd #03-03 Singapore 238830 (19 Aug 2000)

*Country Line Dance Association (Singapore)  865 Mountbatten Rd #02-81 Katong Shopping Centre Singapore 437844 (15 Aug 2000)

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The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


Singapore Government Website   Police Ministry Of Education  Consular Matters & Migrating (known as permanent residency)

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


Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew turns 77 on 16 Sep 2000.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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, flying into Singapore, getting an employment pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

World's Longest Mooncake Dragon   Now till 12 Sep 2000 Lot Shoppers' Mall  Atrium B.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Lantern Festival 2000  31 Aug - 13 Sep 2000  Chinese Garden  9am - 10pm      Over 3,000 lanterns from Guangdong and Jiangsu provinces in China are on display. Other attractions include cultural shows and a food fair. Tickets at the door: S$7 (adult) & S$4 (child)

Ambient Asia “Chilled-out grooves and traditional cool”  22 Sep 2000     The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd   7pm  End your day on an eclectic note with the unique music of  two of Asia’s top instrumentalists, Sara T and Jessica, on erhu, sanxian and pipa.  An exotic blend of club sounds and dance beats rendered from traditional Chinese instruments. Admission is Free.  Everyone's welcome

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6 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


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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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

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Monday 11 Sep 2000

A 19-year-old full-time national serviceman was arrested in the early hours of Saturday, after a teenaged girl reported that he had pulled out a gun while they were in a Geylang hotel. The weapon turned out to be an imitation pistol. He pulled out the gun and placed it on a table when she resisted his alleged sexual advances towards her.

Pawnshops did a roaring business last year, with a turnover of S$1.1 billion. Singaporeans and other residents, needing quick cash, made a total of 2.5 million transactions at the more than 70 pawnshops here, said Parliamentary Secretary (Prime Minister's Office and Health) Chan Soo Sen yesterday.  


Cebu: Four Europeans were released by Muslim extremists on Saturday after 140 days in the Philippine jungle. French Stephan Loisy, German Marc Wallert and Finns Seppo Fraenti and Risto Vahanen were flown to the central Philippine city of Cebu shortly after being freed by Abu Sayyaf gunmen in Jolo.

Tokyo: A 1999 comprehensive survey by the Management and Coordination Agency showed that in households of the unemployed elderly, the average monthly income was 261,000 yen (S$4300), disposable income 238,000 yen and consumption expenditure 255,000 yen, making a deficit of 17,000 yen. This forced elderly citizens to dip into their savings. Elderly citizens with longer lives who hope to maintain their standard of living would either have to have bigger savings or continue working.   

Around the world

Vienna: Opec oil ministers said yesterday its members had agreed to a 2.8% boost in output after prior efforts failed to prevent oil prices from reaching a 10-year high. Opec will add 800,000 barrels to daily production quotas starting 1 Oct 2000.

Chicago: Since 1995, at least 1720 hospital patients have died and 9548 have been injured in American hospitals because of mistakes made by registered nurses, the Chicago Tribune discovered in an analysis of three million state and federal records. Its analysis found out that many hospitals have turned increasingly to part-time nurses from temporary agencies.

Sologubovka, Russia: Hundreds of German and Russian war veterans flocked to this remote village at the weekend for the opening of Russia's largest war cemetery, which is set to house the remains of up to 80,000 German soldiers. Sologubovka lies about 70km north-east of Russia's second largest city St Petersburg, the former Leningrad, which withstood a 900-day siege by German forces during World War II.  

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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.