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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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Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

 

The WEATHER TODAY: Slightly hazy and warm. Showers are expected in the late morning and early evening mainly over northern, eastern and western Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide 6.56am 2.3m  8.35pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 6.56 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 3.24pm  Moonset  3.00am   PSI: 53 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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  Chinese Theatre Circle last weekend started a new series called Sights & Sounds of Chinese Opera at Chinese Opera Teahouse at 5 Smith Street Singapore (Chinatown).

  This series replaces their Appreciation of Chinese Opera series previously scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays. The new series aims at getting the visitor to immerse in the exciting world of Chinese Opera and learn all about this traditional art. The show, which takes place every Friday and Saturday, starts at 8pm with a talk (conducted in English) cum demonstration on Chinese Opera, followed by a colourful performance of an opera excerpt. There are English subtitles to aid the appreciation of the Opera. Artists will pose for photographs with guests at no extra charge at all.

  Admission price is S$35 per person. A set Chinese dinner, specially-brewed Chinese tea and delectable dessert is included in this price. However, patrons who do not wish to have the dinner are welcome to attend the show from 8pm - 9pm. The price charged is S$20 nett per person (inclusive of specially-brewed Chinese tea, snacks and dessert). However, they will only be admitted at 7.50pm.

  For reservations, please call Tel: (65) 323 4862 or fax: (65) 324 1681. Email: leslie@ctcopera.com.sg . Their website is Just A Click Away at ctcopera.com.sg

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com .

NEW WEBSITES  

vintagecharm.com.sg  specialises in Victorian, period and modern wedding gowns.

LifeMedic.com is an emergency online medical information storage website. It provides a LifeCard on which is printed an access code allowing medical personnel to access your medical information on the Internet or by fax. You get an ID and password.

UneedTrust.com aims to provide unbiased information, performance comparison,  and portfolio management for all unit trusts & funds available in Singapore.

Charity1cent is The Charity1cent Initiative Website which provides complete resources on websites donating to charity.

efrenchkiss.com.sg is an online lingerie boutique started by two friends, Gina Toh & Laura Lee.

Biz-Calendar.com is a personal e-organiser, scheduler, reminder (through phone & pager), and Unified Messaging Service (UMS). You can download real-time web pages to fax machines. It also has English & Chinese email readers.

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). 

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched on 17 May 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

SporesCity

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 556 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

Renamed! The Lasalle International Design School is now Raffles Lasalle International Design School.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

 

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

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

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

  Reports by two Singapore American School students that they were the victims of abduction attempts have led the school to warn parents to be on guard. The private school in Woodlands, in a circular sent out to parents some weeks ago, alerted them to a report by an 11-year-old student in February that a woman had tried to abduct him. The boy, who was walking home from school, said the woman had driven up in a green mini-van and offered him a lift. When the boy declined the lift, she got out of her car and tried to grab him.

TOURISTS

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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. 

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 Saturday 13 May 2000

Singapore Telecom has lost the chance to gain a foothold in Malaysia's lucrative telecom market. Its tie-up with telecom company Time Engineering and its parent Renong was formally called off yesterday.

NTUC union members can pay S$29.99 a month for three years, for a loan from NTUC Thrift Co-operative to buy a S$1000 computer. NTUC Thrift will offer loans to more than 300000 union members to help them overcome tech fears and pick up computer skills. 

Asia

Taipei: President-elect Chen Shui-bian said yesterday that his inauguration speech next Saturday will have the same impact on cross-strait ties as former President Nixon's breakthrough in US relations with China.

Around the world

Los Alamos, New Mexico: Los Alamos nuclear-weapons laboratory and its lethal contents are safe from a wildfire raging in the area, senior US officials said as they launched a probe into the massive blaze.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

SINGAPORE SLING

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.

ECONOMY

The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.