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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.

 

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Raymond Han

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

 

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder over most areas in the pre-dawn hours and early morning. OUTLOOK  Late morning and afternoon showers can be expected for the next two days. WATER TIDES High tide  11.43am 2.4m  10.45pm 2.7m SUN Sunrise 7.00 am Sunset 7.12 pm MOON Moonrise 6.46pm  Moonset  6.17am  PSI: 45 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-31  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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  Haven't you heard yet? UPS, the global delivery service, has tied up with 7-Eleven, a 24-hour convenience shop with a large network of outlets in Singapore, to let you drop off your UPS shipments via any 7-Eleven outlet in Singapore.

  All you need do is bring your items to any 7-Eleven outlet, get a standard envelope from the cashier, slot in your items, fill a declaration form and pay cash. And you don't even have to worry about closing hours - 7-Eleven is open 24 hours! There is no weight limit - stuff as much as the envelope can hold.

  Delivery time for Asian destinations is 1 - 3 days, US & Canadian cities 2 days, and Europe 2 - 3 days. Price ranges from S$15 - S$30 for Asia and S$36 for North America, to S$40 - S$53 for Europe.

  However, you can't send the following items:

  alcoholic beverages, animal products, articles of unusual value, dangerous goods, firearms, furs, hazardous materials, live animals, perishables, personal effects, plants, pornographic materials, seeds, tobacco and unaccompanied luggage.

  Remember - you  also can't seal the envelope - 7-Eleven staff will seal it for you. They reserve the right to inspect your shipment!

  For more information on UPS service, call their customer service hotline at (65) 1800-738 3388. They are open from Monday to Friday from 8am - 8pm, Saturday from 8am - 4pm. After business hours, call UPS Defu Centre at (65) 382 8283. Their website is Just A Click Away at UPS.  

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NEW WEBSITES

e-mart.com.sg is a virtual supermarket. It has a wide variety of quality and fresh products. There is free delivery for orders above S$70. It is the online arm of Singapore Food Industries Ltd.

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.

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 710 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

Institutions approved for termination of pregnancy (abortion):

*Thomson Medical Centre  339 Thomson Road Singapore 307677 (7 Jun 2000)

*The Lady Gynaecologist Obstetricians Clinic Pte Ltd  3 Mt Elizabeth #15-16 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore 228510 (6 Jun 2000)

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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.

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation "Tien An Men" made from 2 million matchsticks Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)10am - 10pm. Now till 25 Jun 2000.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

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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

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

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 Friday 16 June 2000

The small car market is not doing well, with several distributors here having stopped imports because of poor demand. As COE prices in the two car categories here converge, a system with just one COE for all cars may be coming.

An elderly taxi-driver was found murdered in his vehicle in Pasir Ris Drive 1 yesterday. Mr Ong Huay Dee, 65, had left home the previous evening to begin his night shift at 6pm. Mr Ong's wallet and mobile phone were missing, but his gold chain and jade bangle had not been removed.

Singapore's first underground mall, CityLink Mall, between City Hall MRT and Suntec City, will open on 1 Jul 2000.

Go magazine, a 20-year-old home-grown publication was relaunched yesterday as GoFlirt, targeting single women aged between 20 and 29.

Nanyang Technological University plans to run a popular master's course on Information Studies as a full-time course from next month. This year, 420 have applied for 90 places. NTU plans to increase the total number of places by 20% every year.

Asia

Beijing: Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew has confirmed that he intends to visit Taiwan to get a first-hand assessment of the situation there, and to meet new President Chen Shui-bian. But he declined to give a specific time-frame, saying President Chen needed time to think through the complexities of the China-Taiwan-US relationship - which he described as similar to figuring out pieces and positions on a three-dimensional chessboard.

Around the world

Chicago: A kidney patient, who missed out on his chance of a new organ because of a mix-up by an organ-donor foundation, died a month after the debacle, hospital officials revealed. 

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.