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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.
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.
The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder expected in the late afternoon and early evening over many areas. High tide 5.22 am 2.4m 8.46 pm 2.2m Sunrise 7.11 am Sunset 7.17 pm Moonrise 3.02 pm Moonset 2.36 am PSI: 49 (good) Temp: 24-33 degrees Celsius
Get For Me: The Executive Centre for furnished offices
The Executive Centre provides furnished offices, conference facilities, and professional staff for businessmen who come to Singapore and need such facilities immediately for short terms.
It also has centres in Hong Kong, Jakarta, Sydney and Saigon for the frequent business traveller who may find solace in having to deal ONLY with one company for all his/her needs. The Singapore Centre, which opened in Feb 1999, is located in the Central Business District at Prudential Tower in Cecil Street. This means Raffles Place, the banking hub of Singapore, is within walking distance. A covered walkway provides easy access to Raffles Place MRT station. What more can you ask for?
There are altogether 28 offices and 4 conference rooms available. Each office is equipped with 64kbps high speed leased line for 24-hour Internet access. The rental rates range from US1740 per month for a 130sq ft office ideal for one person to US4300 per month for a 200sq ft executive office suitable for three persons.
Building management fees, utilities, 24-hour card reader system, free local phone calls, daily cleaning services, and refreshment facilities are included in the deal.
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NEW: The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.
COMING SOON: i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.
COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.
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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.
NATIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING: National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan told Parliament on 7 Mar 2000 that the National Library Building in Stamford Road would have to go.
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GET FOR ME: New Books
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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000
By Gretchen Liu
Price: S$61.70 (excludes shipping)
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 Wednesday 15 Mar 2000
All Singaporeans who are at least 55 years old will be offered subsidised health screening for diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is estimated to cost S$20 per person, but they need only pay S$5. The Ministry of Health will pay the rest.
About 180 medical students taking their pharmacology exam on Monday were given some of last year's questions by mistake. They will have to re-sit for the essay part of the exam on Saturday.
Salaries of nurses in the public sector will go up by about 13% to attract more Singaporeans to join the profession. Starting pay for assistant nurses will go up by 21% to S$1350, and registered nurses will get 10% more and earn S$1700.
Two Primary Production Department (PPD) shooters were charged in a district court yesterday with killing a man rashly when they fired a gunshot at a pack of stray dogs.
Job prospects are positive this year, and there will be a strong demand for workers in the services, logistics and transport industries.
Kuala Lumpur: Former top cop Rahim Noor faces the prospect of a year in jail, after he pleaded guilty yesterday to assaulting former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.
Around the world
Berlin: Germany is to let in up to 20 000 high-tech workers from outside the European Union in an attempt to ease a huge shortage of information technology staff, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said.
Fairfax, Virginia: High-tech companies are facing worker shortages so severe that only an infusion of foreign labour can help, said Dell Computer Corp Chairman Michael Dell.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
News updated by 8.00 am daily.
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