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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

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

 

What's New on our website

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the late morning and afternoon. OUTLOOK  Morning and early afternoon showers are expected for the next two days. WATER TIDES High tide  10.11am 2.3m  9.39pm 2.6m SUN Sunrise 6.59 am Sunset 7.11 pm MOON Moonrise 5.12pm  Moonset  4.45am  PSI: 46 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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     MediaRing's FREE overseas calls Road Show

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 Central Fire Station in Hill Street.

Click logo to enter

  MediaRing.com is introducing its 'Free Calls to the US & Canada' service to Singapore and
is celebrating with a Road Show Party:

Venue: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard
Date: Saturday, 17 June 2000
Time: 12:00 to 9:00 PM

- Free goodie bag for all MediaRing users (while stocks last)
- Call your friends and family in the US and Canada for free (bring their telephone numbers)
- Party with Class 95 DJs Vern & Vern & win attractive prizes
- Win prizes in the Crazy Rodeo and Prize Grabber games
- Lots more prizes up for grabs in our 2-hourly lucky draws
- Watch for the mystery Grand Prize in the Grand Lucky Draw!
- Get a free henna tattoo
- Free face painting
- Free balloons
- Groove to live music performances

  Find out more at http://freecalls.mediaring.com/sgpromo/index.phtml

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

NEW WEBSITES

8daysonline.com is the website of local Entertainment & Television Weekly magazine.

Snow City is the website of a new attraction, Snow City, in sunny Singapore.

MotorSales.com.sg  sells bikes from Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and others.

SingaporeMint.com.sg is the website of The Singapore Mint which sells banknotes, cashcards, phonecards, MRT cards, coins and other collectibles.

ClarkeQuay.com.sg is the website of Clarke Quay Festival Village, a shopping mall converted from godowns.

fundsupermart.com offers unit trusts.

WorldRemind.com is all about getting an automated system to page you to remind you about your appointments.

SalesCity.com.sg is a one-stop shopping information site for sales and promotions happening around Singapore.

SingaporeHomes.com.sg is a property portal.

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).

one-99shop.com 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 703 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Father's Day falls on 18 June 2000.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

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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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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.

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.

COMFORT & YELLOWTOP taxi fares have gone up! CITYCAB fares will only go up on 26 Jun 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in CityCab taxis in the meantime.

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.

Keen on watching Fireworks Displays? Go to Bishan Junction 8 Shopping Centre from 22 - 25 Jun 2000 Time: 10pm - 11.45pm. See Entertainment for more.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

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

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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

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 Wednesday 14 June 2000

Singapore Telecom's chief executive and group president, BG (NS) Lee Hsien Yang has asked his 13000 staff to address him as Hsien Yang from now on. This is all part of a "new look" SingTel.

A Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) lieutenant, who picked up a man's Rolex watch at the scene of a fatal accident and kept it in his pocket, was acquitted yesterday of misappropriating it. Lt Subari Akob, 32, the officer-in-charge of the Bukit Timah Fire Station at the time, got the benefit of the doubt in court after a 2˝-day trial.

Singaporeans can continue to travel without visas to the United States, despite the expiry of the Visa Waiver Pilot Programme. Under this programme, citizens of member-countries can enter the US for business or on holiday without visas for stays of up to 90 days. During their stay, they are not allowed to work, study or change the status of their visitor status. A US embassy spokesman said the US Immigration and Naturalisation Service has developed procedures to ensure citizens of participating countries would not be affected by this temporary lapse.

Asia

Beijing: The future of China lies in the hands of young Chinese, especially those with experience overseas, and putting this group into positions of influence will help speed up China's economic development, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said here yesterday.

Seoul: The leaders of North and South Korea shook hands warmly on a red-carpeted airport tarmac in Pyongyang yesterday, the first time in 55 years that the rival states have come together for a summit that could lead to the eventual reunification of the Peninsula. 

Around the world

London: Under tough new anti-smoking laws, large pictures of rotting teeth and blackened lungs will have to be printed on every packet of cigarettes sold in Europe. Cigarette manufacturers will also have to print warnings about the risks of smoking which will cover 40% of the front of every pack and 60% of the back.

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.