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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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
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
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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.
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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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Today Tuesday 15 Feb 2000
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.
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
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