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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.


The Editor

Raymond Han

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What's New on our website

Internet Stuff - Construction

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National Arts Council Members

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Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

The WEATHER TODAY Slightly hazy and partly cloudy. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Partly cloudy and slightly hazy condition likely to persist for the next two days. Isolated brief showers may occur in the afternoon. WATER TIDES High tide 11.35am 2.6m  11.09pm  2.8m  SUN Sunrise 6.57 am Sunset 7.05 pm MOON Moonrise 6.53pm   Moonset  6.27am  PSI: 56 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 26-33  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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       Tiong Bahru Bird Corner to be redeveloped 

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  That familiar landmark known as Tiong Bahru Bird Corner at Tiong Bahru Block 53's Wah Hin Coffeeshop is soon to go the way of the Dodo. The Housing & Development Board (HDB) wants to redevelop the area and has served notice on the block's occupants. The Bird Corner is situated at the corner of Outram and Tiong Bahru Roads, just across the road from the Institute of Health building and the YWCA Outram Centre.

  Tiong Bahru Bird Corner became a tourist attraction back in the 80s when a Dutch journalist, Mr G. van Bladel frequented the place and spread the word around in his newspaper columns in his native Netherlands.

  As far as my memory serves me, it has been around for as long as I have been around, if not longer. I am already in my forties. Avid bird lovers would gather at this corner every morning and engage in chit-chat while their pet birds chirped away merrily on the hangers. You can't fail to notice this sight when you happen past the area.

  If you have some free time, do hop over for a last look.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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NEW WEBSITES is an online hub which facilitates and manages the whole spectrum of business processes in the construction industry. You can access information on tenders, HDB, classifieds as well as suppliers and contractors. is a one-stop unit trust portal; includes detailed and comprehensive information on Singapore funds industry. is an on-line, one-stop, one-source, lifestyle portal for women in Asia, focusing on personal well-being. Read a wealth of information, go shopping, search specialised services, create your own personal e-blackbook and win prizes. does web-design, hosting and promotions.

Swadhin Productions is an independent performing arts promoter.  Inaugurated this year (2000), the company aims to organise creative, experimental and quality performances in Singapore & other parts of Asia. For more information, please contact Swadhin Productions at Tel: (65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097. is a new vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18 dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec 2000. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. is the official website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper which hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). has gone online! 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. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,271 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep 2000. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.


New School Registered:

Feng Hua Language Studies Centre  557 Bukit Timah Road #02-09 Crown Centre Singapore 269694 Supervisor: Mdm Qu Hua (5 Sep 2000)

New Societies Registered:

*Motor Industry Certification Board (Singapore)  385 Sin Ming Drive Singapore 575718 (12 Aug 2000)

*Asia Pacific Venture Capital Association  SCI/SMA House 20 Orchard Rd #03-03 Singapore 238830 (19 Aug 2000)

*Country Line Dance Association (Singapore)  865 Mountbatten Rd #02-81 Katong Shopping Centre Singapore 437844 (15 Aug 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


Singapore Government Website   Police Ministry Of Education  Consular Matters & Migrating (known as permanent residency)

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


Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew turns 77 on 16 Sep 2000.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park

Baby Incentives Package


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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, flying into Singapore, getting an employment pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

The Chivas Light-Up Street Party     13 Sep 2000  9pm The Stretch along Mohamed Sultan. Come and join them for an exciting night of games and entertainment as they celebrate Chivas' new look. Witness the transformation of Mohamed Sultan a la Vegas style as you experience a street party like no other. Air puppets, jugglers, The Chivas Games and more are just some of the highlights for the night.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Ambient Asia “Chilled-out grooves and traditional cool”  22 Sep 2000     The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd   7pm  End your day on an eclectic note with the unique music of  two of Asia’s top instrumentalists, Sara T and Jessica, on erhu, sanxian and pipa.  An exotic blend of club sounds and dance beats rendered from traditional Chinese instruments. Admission is Free.  Everyone's welcome

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

6 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.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Wednesday 13 Sep 2000

19 engineers and technicians from Singapore Airlines (SIA) fell ill from drinking contaminated water last week at Changi Airport Terminal 1. The Environment Ministry found on Friday that a contractor had connected the water dispenser to a non-drinkable source when he was carrying out modification works to the SIA pantry.

A man died after he was attacked by a swarm of hornets on Monday. Mr Chuang Lip Keng, 51, a taxi driver, had gone to Marina South to meet three friends for a fishing trip when the hornets struck. He was taken to the Singapore General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1.35pm. Officers from the National Parks Board, Environment Ministry and the Land Office destroyed two hornets' nests on forested state land at Marina South yesterday morning.


Tokyo: Large parts of Nagoya city in central Japan came under swirling flood waters and bullet trains were all but paralysed as record-breaking torrential rains triggered by powerful Typhoon Saomai wreaked havoc over much of Japan yesterday.

Taipei: More than 15% of teenagers in Taiwan are overweight and the number of clinically obese children is growing, according to a health report. The phenomenon, which has sparked concern among parents and doctors alike, has led to schools keeping obese children in after class for an extra dose of physical exercise in a bid to improve their health.

Beijing: Investigators have concluded that a truck explosion that killed at least 70 people in China's restive Muslim north-west was an accident, a government spokesman said yesterday.

Around the world

Rome: After police announced that they would confiscate the cars of men going with prostitutes or fine the drivers heavily, some customers have taken to bicycles to get around the crackdown. The Rome daily, Il Messaggero, reported on Sunday that men were pedalling up to their encounters in the pine forest near Ostia, the capital's seaside suburb.

London: Research, reported this week in the British Medical Association journal, Tobacco Control, found that several 12- and 13- year-olds showed evidence of addiction within a few days of their first cigarette. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of Massachusetts in 1998. The experts followed 681 teenagers aged 12 and 13 from seven schools in central Massachusetts for a year and tracked their smoking habits. A total of 95 teens said they had started smoking occasionally - at least one cigarette a month - during the study. The scientists found that 60, or 63%, of them had one or more symptoms of addiction. 

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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.