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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.

The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder expected in the afternoon mainly over northern central and western Singapore.  High tide 4.52 am 2.6m  6.24 pm  2.1m    Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  2.13 pm  Moonset 1.47 am   PSI: 50 (good) Temp: 23-32 degrees Celsius   


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     Hey! It's Valentine's Day today. Have you sent the bouquet of roses to your loved one yet? Do it quickly before she thinks you have forgotten and gets mad at you. She won't give you any peace for the next week or so. At least, mine didn't. 

     You see, I forgot to send my wife roses for her birthday last month. It's already mid-February and she has not forgotten. The point to note is this. No matter how busy we are or how urgent our work is, nothing is more important than getting roses for our loved one. We are judged by the amount of attention we give her, not by what we put on the dinner table. (I am not sure everyone agrees with me on this, anyway.)

     NTUC supermarkets now offer a bouquet of five stalks of roses at S$9.90. If you are in Singapore, why not hop over to their supermarket and take a look. At local florists, a bouquet of six stalks of roses costs S$45 (cash and carry).

     People who grew up in the 80's will remember Boy George and Culture Club. Well, they will be in Singapore for a One Night Only performance at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 18 Feb 2000 at 8.00 pm. Tickets are at S$120, S$95, S$70 & S$35. Get them at Sistic outlets. Click SISTIC .


MARCH 2000: Mariah Carey - The Rainbow Tour (One Night Only)  " Live "  in Singapore on 13 Mar 2000 at the National Stadium. Click MARIAH CAREY

AUCTION: offers from today 100 red bouquets of tulips for online auction. Bids start from S$1. Visit them now at  ASIAONE.COM

COMING SOON: A new website which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

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NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

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. 


EXPATRIATES: 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.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board  Tourist Arrival Statistics

USEFUL WEBSITES:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Monday 14 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Surprise suitor Pacific Century Cyberworks wants to join SingTel's bid to woo Hong Kong bride, Cable & Wireless HKT, sources said.

Fire-gutted Kebun Baru Mall wet market will be renovated at a cost of between S$600 000 & S$700 000, says BG Lee Hsien Loong.

The managing editor of a free healthcare journal was found dead in a Joo Chiat Road hotel room on Saturday night.


Jakarta: Wiranto to keep post, for now.

Around the world

San Francisco: The creator of the Peanuts cartoon strip, Charles M. Schulz, died in his sleep yesterday. He was 77.

London: Prince Charles would like to be known as King George when he ascends the British throne because he thinks the first two kings to be called Charles do not have the right image, The Sunday Times reported.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.


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