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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

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  9.09am 2.3m  9.05pm 2.5m SUN Sunrise 6.59 am Sunset 7.11 pm MOON Moonrise 4.26am  Moonset  4.01pm  PSI: 44 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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     Fun for all at Singapore Racecourse today!

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation

"Tien An Men"

made from 2 million matchsticks

Now till 25 Jun 2000

Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)

10am - 10pm

Take a stroll with our photographer down to the National Library in Stamford Road.

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  Since its move from Bukit Timah to new premises in Kranji, Singapore Turf Club has been trying to maximise the usage of its new premises.

  It now plans to woo non-racegoers too. The Club wants to market the place as a recreational spot where concerts, art exhibitions, wine parties and Chinese weddings can be held.

  In fact, it invites us to hop over to Singapore Racecourse today from 6pm to 9.30pm for an exciting evening of fun and laughter FREE of charge. The following are this evening's programme highlights:

  *Horses dancing to music and showjumping over high bars

  *Special equine dressage performances

  *Trial gallops for racehorses

  *Ronald McDonald Show

  *Kangaroo Creek Gang Show

  *Tribal Tide Percussion Band

  *Fun and cuddly mascots

  *Art exhibition by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

  *Photo competition co-organised by Photo-Art Association of Singapore

  A variety of hawker food will also be on sale. If you are free this evening, why not take your loved ones to Singapore Racecourse and enjoy yourselves.

  Singapore Racecourse: 1 Turf Club Ave Singapore Tel: (65) 879 1000. HOW TO GET THERE: Alight at the Kranji MRT Station which is a five-minute walk away from the Grandstand. Or take a bus (Service Nos. 170, 178, 925, 960 & 961) and alight at the bus-stop in front of the Kranji MRT Station.

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NEW WEBSITES is the website of The Singapore Mint which sells banknotes, cashcards, phonecards, MRT cards, coins and other collectibles. is the website of Clarke Quay Festival Village, a shopping mall converted from godowns. offers unit trusts. is all about getting an automated system to page you to remind you about your appointments. is a one-stop shopping information site for sales and promotions happening around Singapore. is a property portal. is the website of DMG & Partners Securities, a member of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd. is the website of the Singapore Yachting Association. You can also find useful tide tables. 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). is coming to you soon! 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.

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 701 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

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Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

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Father's Day falls on 18 June 2000.


New Clubs/Societies:

*Stage Pals  41A Bedok Ria Crescent #04-36 Stratford Court Singapore 489929 (24 May 2000)

*Screenwriters Association (Singapore)  57 Greenfield Drive Singapore 457951 (25 May 2000)

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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.


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?

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

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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. 

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The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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 Tuesday 13 June 2000

Singapore Cable Vision (SCV) has become the third operator to be awarded a public telecommunications licence, after SingTel and StarHub. With this, SCV is obliged to offer domestic, international and payphone services.

Petrol and diesel prices have gone up at Mobil, Esso and SPC service stations, barely a-month-and-a-half after the three companies reduced the price of petrol. Mobil and Esso service stations raised their pump prices on Sunday by 5 cents and 4 cents a litre for petrol and diesel respectively. A similar hike at SPC service stations took place last night.

By August 2000, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will have four new residential halls to add to their existing 11 hostels (now housing 6500 students). The new halls will cater to 2400 students. Together, the 15 halls will accommodate 60% of the 15000-strong student population.

A senior lawyer was yesterday taken to the district court for allegedly stealing household items from C.K. Tang Department store. Lilian Ong, 50, the sole proprietor of law firm Lilan Ong Associates, faces a charge of stealing two cheese slicers, and a kettle worth a total of S$179.80 on 14 Mar 2000.


Tokyo: Japan's police launched a 100-strong hunt yesterday for an arsonist who incinerated six female employees in a jewellery store blaze, the motive of which is still unclear. Investigators were shown on television picking through the charred remains of the Tsutsumi Jewellery shop in a three-storey building in Tochigi, 100km north of Tokyo.

Around the world

London: The new bridge over the River Thames may have to be shut down for repairs soon after its opening to the public because it wobbles so much. The new 330m Millennium Bridge connects St Paul's Cathedral to the newly-opened Tate Modern Art Gallery. 

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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.


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.