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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.
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Street hawking to return to Chinatown in August
hustle and bustle of street hawking will no
longer be a thing of the past. Open-air cooking and
dining is soon to return to Singapore after a 20-year
break as Smith Street in Singapore's Chinatown district
will be transformed into a fully-fledged food street.
The Smith Street hawkers are expected to open for
business by August 2001.
Street hawking was
last seen in Singapore in 1982 when a ban was introduced
due to concerns on the level of hygiene and sanitation
in open-air stalls. But things look set for a change now
with a new and self-contained mobile cooking kiosk
modelled after the original hawker stall and Smith
Street will be the first to benefit from this.
Construction works at
the street have just begun. When completed in May 2001,
the street will house a 300-seat outdoor eating area
with 18 of the permanent outdoor hawker stalls where
meals will be cooked. These hawker stalls have been
specially designed by Nanyang Polytechnic to meet the
stringent criteria set by the Ministry of Environment,
which has been represented in the Street Market
Committee that leads the Smith Street transformation
Renovation works have
been planned to ensure that conditions are conducive to
open-air cooking and to create an environment that is
comfortable, yet authentic, for outdoor dining.
Renovation works, which cost over $1 million, include
installing greasetraps for the shophouses, upgrading
electrical wiring, resurfacing the back lane, extending
the sidewalk, placing signage and installing street
furniture and hawker stalls. Renovation is funded by the
The return of street
hawking will serve to instill a sense of nostalgia for
those who saw the Chinatown of yesteryears. But more
importantly, they will reflect what Chinatown is today -
and the people who live, work and operate businesses
restaurant operators eagerly await the opening of the
food street, Premas International Pte Ltd, which is the
leasing agent, is looking for potential tenants for the
hawker stalls and shophouses. Those interested in
leasing stalls or shophouses on Smith Street may contact
Premas at Tel: 232 9433.
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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
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