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Chinese                     77%

Malays                      14%

Indians                     7.6%

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      Get for me: New Sports Website

     Singapore's all new sports website will be launched on 30 January 2000. It features coverage of major sports events in Singapore and around the world. On the same day, their Sports TV Channel will be launched on television. Viewers can tune in to watch their favourite sports programmes then.

     The sports website is at and reports on major sports, such as golf, swimming, badminton, soccer, motor-sports, rugby, sailing, tennis, bowling, Olympic games as well as basketball.

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       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.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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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.

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     The Chinese High School in Bt Timah Road was completed in 1919 by the architect Swan & Maclaren.

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News Flash        

Today Wednesday 12  Jan  2000

In Singapore

A former Asst Supt of Police was sentenced yesterday to 18 months jail and ordered to pay a penalty of S$8 000 after he was found guilty of corruption.

Singapore slips in poll of telecoms hubs.

Singapore's future will depend critically on a creative minority making important decisions which will decide the Republic's common fate, Minister for Trade & Industry, BG George Yeo said yesterday.

PM Goh will leave tomorrow on a two-day working visit to Indonesia for talks with President Wahid Abdurrahman and other govt officials.


Jakarta: Gus Dur warns Muslims against 'holy war'.

Shanghai: A supermarket guard in southern China's Dongguan city chopped four fingers off a pregnant woman after accusing her of shoplifting, state media reported yesterday.

Around the world

New Haven, Connecticut: A computer hacker reportedly stole 300 000 credit-card numbers from an internet music retailer and posted them on a website after the retailer refused to pay a USD100 000 (S$166 000) ransom.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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