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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.
on HDB resale flats
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DATING: Unfaithfully Yours by Lisa
Monday with the Editor: Get Singapore things (2)
Monday, I spoke at length about our Get Singapore
Things section which arranges to purchase Singapore
things on behalf of our foreign visitors and send such
things to them. I also mentioned that we had a recent
case in which a customer complained about the long wait
for her order because it took nearly a month for her
check payment to be cleared back to her own country,
i.e. USA. We despatched the goods last week when our
bank placed the check proceeds into our account.
Just yesterday, we
received an advice from our bank, dated 2 Feb 2001, for
the check clearance transaction and boy did we have a
shock! In sending this customer's check back to her own
country, USA, for clearing, we had incurred bank charges
on both sides - USA and Singapore. The customer's bank
charged us US$15 for clearing her check and our bank
here in Singapore charged us S$14. Total bank charges
worked out to about S$40.00. This customer's purchase
order only amounted to S$420.00.
am I mentioning this? Well, we have incurred a loss in
this particular transaction. Of course, we can't very
well get back to the customer and tell her that we need
to charge her another US$15 on account of the extra bank
charges levied by her bank. It wouldn't be right. On the
other hand, we can't continue to lose money running this
service for our customers.
to avoid all these problems - customers complaining
about bank accounts being debited with the purchase
amounts and goods not being sent as well as unforseen
bank charges levied on us - we have decided to do away
with check payments for purchases made through us. From
today onwards, we will only accept cash payments for any
purchase order(s). If you wish to order things
through us, please send us cash in United States
currency. For added safety, you may wish to register the
letter in which the cash is placed. It helps if you can
wrap the cash in carbon-copy paper. We regret having to
make this change, but it is for the benefit of everyone.
is all about getting bagtags to help you find your lost luggage.
All you need do is purchase the bagtags, with unique serial
numbers, from them; register your bagtags; stick them on your
luggage and go travelling. If your luggage gets lost, and
someone has found it, Globalbagtag.com will notify you via
phone, fax or e-mail. A great idea.
is a budget hotel in the heart of Singapore City - provides
alternative, affordable, convenient accommodation. Their rates
range from S$15nett(dorm beds) to S$72nett(deluxe rooms).
provides anti-theft product protection for all airport
retailers, ensuring better profits for the retailers.
is a members-driven club and organises riding trips to Malaysia
offers you free online job advertisings on their site. You are
allowed to post any number of job openings on their site once
you have registered with them. The registration is free and all
jobs posted will be on their site for 10 days. This is a FREE
service, with no hidden costs!
is Singapore's first online fragrance store.
is the website of the British Chamber Of Commerce Guinness
Dragon Boat Team in Singapore. Dragon Boating is a great way to
get fit, meet fellow ex-pats. Come along and join us. You don't
have to be experienced, fit or British.
World66.com is the open-source
travel portal. Interactive guides to hundreds of destinations,
is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates &
Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.
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The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
We are now 2,021 pages thick and growing.
Holidays HARI RAYA
the next public holiday. It falls on Tuesday 6 March 2001.
12 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.
Opens 5 Jan 2001 Kallang Theatre
Presented by Action Theatre Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC
8 Feb 2001 CHIJMES Hall 8pm Tickets at S$15,
S$20 & S$25 for this one-night-only concert are now available at
ticketing hotline 332 6274 or via these websites caldwellarts.com.sg
or just-us.com.sg The
concert is managed by Caldwell Arts, organizer of The Harmony Award,
in association with just_us.
From 22 Mar 2001 Kallang Theatre Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC
From 10 Apr 2001 Kallang Theatre Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC
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