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      Get for me: Monday with the Editor

     Dear visitor

     It's another Monday again. There are only three weeks left to the Chinese New Year. The first day of the New Year falls on Saturday, 5 Feb 2000. That's when the Rabbit will make way for the Dragon as it is going to be the Year of the Dragon in 2000.

     We will bring to you, on our website, pictures of Chinatown all decorated for the festive occasion. We will also splash on this page, pictures of the traditional stalls which are set up along the streets of Chinatown.

     If you are Chinese or have friends who are Chinese, don't forget to send your New Year greetings now. Forget about e-cards. Go the old fashion way- send real cards instead.

     We will shortly include the 44 gazetted monuments of Singapore on our website. We hope this will help you get acquainted with the history of some important buildings which have been through time together with the previous generations of Singapore residents and are still around today to witness the present generation going about its daily routine. 

     Today marks the third day that Getforme has crossed over to a new web host, BIZLAND.COM. We have had untold difficulties when we were hosted by NETFIRMS.COM. Many visitors have not been able to get through on many occasions; we have had difficulty updating our web pages, too. Let's hope that this sad matter stays in the past. We look forward to better days ahead with BIZLAND.

      Get for me: " BORN IN SINGAPORE " DVD launched

     Born In Singapore is a newly-launched DVD on Singapore's historical incidents, as well as other aspects of its past, such as lifestyles, sports, fashion, culture and favourite pastimes.

     It contains narratives, 120 film clips and more than 80 minutes of high-quality video. The creators, Ministry of Information and the Arts and Ngee Ann Polytechnic, hope that users of the DVD will be encouraged to learn more about Singapore's culture, heritage, homeland and society.

     The DVD can be purchased at the National Museum Shop and all major bookstores for S$18 each.

     getforme their website:  BORN IN SINGAPORE


     We have completed the transfer of our domain from NETFIRMS.COM to BIZLAND.COM. The change is meant to result in a better service to you.

     Our website was out of service the whole of 8 and 9 Jan 2000 and part of this week due to problems with a server belonging to our previous web-host, NETFIRMS.COM. We wish to apologise for this. This problem had been plaguing our three websites (, & ) maintained with NETFIRMS.COM over the past two months.

       Get for me: New Books


Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

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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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    In conjunction with the Millennium Dog Show, Lycos Asia is holding a homepage design contest at Tripod Asia, an online community of Lycos Asia network. Just build a site dedicated to your pet in Tripod Asia before 30 Jan 2000, and you could win S$1000 cash and a chance to walk away with an iMac in their lucky draw.


     Singnet's free Net-surf offer for subscribers of their fixed lines will start in a week's time. Subscribers will receive their user IDs and passwords in stages over the next two months as there are about 1.1 million customers. Those who urgently need to get online can request for it. SingTel will ' try our best '  to grant any request for passwords by those who have yet to receive their notification letters.  


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     The Ellison Building at the corner of Selegie Road/Bukit Timah Rd was completed in 1924.

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News Flash        

Today Monday 17  Jan  2000

In Singapore

A man was killed while crossing the new LRT tracks at Jelapang Station in Bukit Panjang last Saturday.

A movie outing ended in death for national serviceman Soh Chin Peng, 20, when he and his friends got involved in a staring incident with another group at Tampines Mall last Saturday.


Jakarta: Bintan calm but tense yesterday after the violence on Saturday as police and army personnel man roadblocks.

Kuala Lumpur: Abdullah flays US concern about arrests of opposition figures. 

Around the world

London: Fewer babies were born in Europe last year than at any time since World War II, and in Britain, the annual increase in population has virtually ground to a halt.

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

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