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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

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

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. Showers in the afternoon, mainly over northern, western and southern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Partly cloudy and slightly hazy with late morning and afternoon showers. WATER TIDES High tide 11.54am 2.6m  11.39pm  2.9m  SUN Sunrise 6.57 am Sunset 7.04 pm MOON Moonrise 7.38pm  Moonset  7.13am  PSI: 53 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

       URA Gallery: City Planning In A Nutshell

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

  Want a cram-course on city planning? Well, drop by the URA Gallery and you can do just that. Just next to the famous Maxwell Road Market, the gallery tells the success story of Singapore’s planning efforts.

Check out the 3D model of the Central area 

  Learn how Singapore was transformed from a sleepy fishing village to a vibrant metropolis in just 90 seconds. Design your own version of the new downtown at Marina South even before it takes shape. Better still, check out how Singapore’s central area will probably look like in future with the amazing 3D model, unlike any other in the world.

URA GALLERY The URA Centre, 45 Maxwell Road Opening hours: 9.00am – 4.30pm (Mon – Fri) 9.00am – 12.30pm (Sat). The gallery is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. *Bookings are only necessary for groups of 10 visitors and more. For bookings, please contact Ms Asmah at 321 8321.

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

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

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 1,275 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.


Change of name of insurance company:

MMI General Insurance Limited to Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (21 Mar 2000) Not. No. 2500 dated 13 Sep 2000. 

Institutions approved for termination of pregnancy (abortion) for 2 years from date in brackets:

*Healer Women's Clinic  Blk 153 Serangoon North Ave 1 #01-508 Singapore 550153 (31 Aug 2000)

*Allan Clinic for Women Pte Ltd  3 Mount Elizabeth #14-06/07/08 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore 228510 (19 Sep 2000)

*The London Clinic & Surgery for Women Pte Ltd  Blk 253 Jurong East St 24 #01-269 Singapore 600253 (26 Sep 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:

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

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


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?

Waykool Band Just Jazz Series A new trend of jazz influenced music - Acid Jazz - took the industry by storm and Waykool Band will entertain the audience with their unique acid jazz music style which reflects the latest style of jazz music. 17 September 2000 5pm - 8pm     Fountain Court@CHIJMES  For information, please call Tel: (65) 3377810 CHIJMES   30 Victoria Street Singapore 187996 Tel: (65) 337 7810  Fax: (65) 337 9589 Click CHIJMES

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!

7 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

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


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Thursday 14 Sep 2000

Fewer youths were caught committing crimes in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year. The number of arrested youths, aged between seven and 19, fell by 26%, from 2162 to 1602, said Minister of State for Home Affairs and Law, Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee at the Youth Justice 2000 conference yesterday.

Evelyn Tan, 25, became the 7th MediaCorp artiste, and the first from the drama unit, to cross over to join MediaWorks. She resigned on 12 Sep 2000.

The Manpower Ministry's labour market report for the second quarter of this year, released yesterday, found that although employment has gone up, more older workers are being left on the shelf in the job market. The percentage of those aged 40 and above among the ranks of the unemployed rose from 31.5% in June 1997 to 43.8% in June this year. In contrast, the proportion of unemployed people under the age of 30 dropped sharply over the same period - from 45% of the total to 29.3%. In March this year, more than 6 in 10 of older workers were hired within three to six months after they were retrenched, but this dropped to 56.6% in June. The report noted a shortage of infocom professionals, engineers, process technicians, nurses and other highly-skilled employees. The national unemployment rate rose from 3.4% to 3.5% in June due to a mismatch in the demand and supply of labour.

Two childcare centres yesterday reported a total of 24 cases of hand, foot and mouth disease. The reports came in the wake of the death of two-year-old LAM Rui Qi who may have contracted the disease at Cutie Kidz Playhouse, a childcare centre in Sengkang. Eight other children from Cutie Kidz, and five of their siblings and cousins, have also been diagnosed with the disease. 


Jakarta: Saboteurs yesterday struck a deadly blow at the heart of corporate Indonesia - the Jakarta Exchange (JSX) building - triggering a fiery explosion in a basement carpark that killed at least 13 people.

Sydney: 27 people were taken to hospital after being overcome by chemical fumes at Sydney airport on Wednesday, officials said. Ambulances and police rushed to the airport when passengers and staff were affected by the fumes in the departure area. There were no delays to flights.

Beijing: China yesterday began trials simultaneously in five cities in Fujian province, amid tight security in the country's biggest smuggling and corruption scandal. The trials are being held in Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Putian and Zhangzhou, all coastal cities. The scandal involves more than 200 officials from areas under different jurisdictions.

Seoul: A historic visit to South Korea by the north's Kim Jong Il is being arranged for next year and the defence ministers of the two Koreas will meet this month, news reports said yesterday.

Around the world

Berlin: The German government has drafted a law requiring hands-free devices for motorists who use telephones while driving. Final approval is expected in autumn. 

Courtesy of

The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

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.