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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

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

 

What's New on our website

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

Private Mail Service

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

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 

The WEATHER on MONDAY: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy. Showers with thunder in the morning, mainly over southern, western and central Singapore. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 12.37am 3.0m  12.30am 3.0m  SUN Sunrise 6.48 am Sunset 6.53 pm MOON Moonrise  9.34pm  Moonset  9.09am  PSI: 51 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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  All childcare centres, kindergartens, play groups, enrichment centres, special schools, foreign system schools and learning centres which cater to children five and below reopen in Singapore today after two weeks of closure by the Environment Ministry due to the Foot, Hand and Mouth Disease scare.

   However, all wading pools in schools, public swimming pools and condominiums, and play areas in shopping centres, fast food areas, etc, where children gather, will remain closed till further notice from the Hand Foot and Mouth (HFMD) Taskforce.

  The Ministry of Community Development and Sports and the Ministry of Education have instructed all operators of childcare centres, kindergartens, enrichment centres, special schools, foreign system schools and learning centres to do the following:

Screen all children attending the centre to see if they are unwell. Isolate immediately any child found to be unwell, or exhibiting symptoms of HFMD, at the sick bay. Notify immediately the child's parents and the Quarantine and Epidemiology Department at the Ministry of Environment, either via Tel 7319181 or Fax 7348287, 7319368  when a child is found to be unwell. Continue to clean and disinfect daily, the premises and the toys the children play with.

  It is hoped the worst of the FHMD has already passed us by here in Singapore.

We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

Letters to the Editor

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

My-Marriage.com is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

Apply4me.com was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

Aflowerweb.com Flowers & Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, etc.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

one-99shop.com 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.

wwlegal.com is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 1,418 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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New schools registered:

*Kids In Mind Learning Centre   81 Clemenceau Ave #02-26 UE Square Shopping Mall Singapore 239917 Supervisor: Mdm Janet YONG Mee Mee

*Eureka Education Centre   179A East Coast Road Singapore 428885 Supervisor: Ms WONG Miaw Ling

Change of address:

*Sea Hawk Sports Club   48 Elite Terrace Singapore 458801 (27 Sep 2000)

*Life Underwriters Association of Singapore (L.U.A. of Singapore)   7 Hong Kong Street LUA Building Singapore 059650 (2 Oct 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 peoplesearch@getforme.com.

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 

GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:  

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Deaths of children at childcare centres 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

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Abortion

Others

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?

Inside-Painting of Snuff-Bottles  An exhibition on the Art of Inside-Painting takes place from 14 - 22 Oct 2000 at the Exhibition Hall of 28A Kreta Ayer Road Singapore 088995. Opening times: 12 noon - 7pm. Tel: (65) 3231696/222 3597 Fax: (65) 222 3762

Triple Bill - 3 One-Act Comedies 1. Mother Figure   2. Seven Menus   3. Loose Tongues.  Presented by Hotcurrie Theatre (Producers of The Expat Wife)     18 - 20 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street 8pm  21 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street   3.30pm & 8pm. Tickets at S$45 (Includes two glasses of wine). Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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.

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

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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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

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Monday 16 Oct 2000

Monday's News

The LIM Kim San Professorship in Business Policy is being launched by the National University of Singapore (NUS) today to acknowledge the significant contributions made by Mr LIM Kim San to Singapore over the past four decades. While in government between 1963 and 1981, he served as Minister for National Development, Finance, Defence, Education, Communications and the Environment.

In lightning raids yesterday morning, crack police units arrested three dangerous criminals who were wanted for two brutal slayings here, including the gun-killing of a money-changer in Jalan Kukoh in August. Caught by surprise, the three suspects, aged between 30 and 35, did not put up any resistance. Police later recovered two guns - a revolver and an automatic pistol - and ten bullets from one of the suspects' flats. The motive for both killings was said to be robbery.

A 20-year-old Indonesian maid fell to her death from a fifth-storey flat in the Southhaven condominium in Hindhele Walk in Bukit Timah early on Saturday morning. She is the fifth maid to die in this way this year. There have been 25 such deaths in the past four years.

A man was slashed to death by a group of men armed with knives and wooden sticks on the ground floor of City Plaza in Tanjong Katong Road yesterday. Cargo hand Roslan Mohamed, 31, who was slashed in the throat and abdomen, died at the scene.

Asia

New Delhi: India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh in the north, will offer free condoms with mail deliveries in a bid to stem a population boom, The Indian Express newspaper said yesterday. The state's population is estimated to have grown from 120 million to 170 million in just a decade.

Around the world

London: The British government is scrapping plans to give mothers the right to return to work part-time after maternity leave. The Observer newspaper reported yesterday.

Washington: Ms Angela Perez Baraquio, a 24-year-old Hawaiian elementary school teacher, has been crowned Miss America.

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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.