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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: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder expected in the late afternoon over many areas.  High tide 6.00 am 2.5m  8.43 pm  2.1m    Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  3.11 pm  Moonset 2.44 am   PSI: 40 (good) Temp: 23-31 degrees Celsius   

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    The Fall Of Singapore 15 Feb 1942

     On this day 58 years ago, Singapore surrendered to the Japanese. It also happened to be the first day of the Chinese New Year. Singapore remembers this day through declaring it as TOTAL DEFENCE DAY.

     We bring you some images from the past.

      

 

General Percival signing the instrument of surrender

 

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: AsiaOne.com 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 IP3000.com 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. 

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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: AtoZasia.com  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions. Catcha.com.sg  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at support@getforme.com.

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 Tuesday 15 Feb  2000

In Singapore

The 27-year-old female jogger who was raped at the Bukit Batok Nature Reserve Park a week ago died in hospital yesterday. With her death, police are now treating the case as murder which carries the death penalty.

Students at two SAP schools, Nanyang Girls' High and The Chinese High, are to learn Malay, but will not be examined on the subject.

An open verdict was recorded on the death of a 27-year-old woman who had minor surgery to find out if she could have babies.

Toilets in 34 public food centres and markets will be upgraded and fitted with automatic turnstiles, which will collect a 10-cent entry charge.

Asia 

Jakarta: In a dramatic midnight about-face, President Abdurrahman Wahid suspended General Wiranto from his cabinet and by early yesterday morning, had won the unequivocal support of the armed forces and parliament for his tough stand. 

Canberra: Australian Justice Minister Amanda Vanstone yesterday called for a review of controversial mandatory sentencing laws after a 15-year-old boy, jailed for stealing pencils, hanged himself in his cell.

Around the world

Washington: Computer interviews are the 'in-thing' in America, appealing especially to fast-living, instant gratification Generation X-ers. 

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.

 

The Editor

Raymond Han

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