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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.


The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder in the late afternoon and early evening over many areas.  High tide 8.50 am 2.5m  10.43 pm 2.5m   Sunrise 7.10 am Sunset 7.17 pm Moonrise  4.58 pm  Moonset  4.32 am   PSI: 55 (moderate) Temp: 24-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    


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    Results of SSO's 1999 audience survey

     The Singapore Symphony Orchestra's 1999 Audience Survey results are out. A total of 1206 concert-goers were interviewed from 24 Sep to 17 Oct 1999. Here are some of the findings:

                                                                                      % of concert goers

     Singapore residents (citizens & permanent residents)                 71

     Foreigners (residing in Singapore)                                             25

     Those who object to increase in ticket prices                             34

     Those who said present ticket prices were affordable                  94

     Those who booked tickets at the start of the season                  22

     Those who bought their tickets on the day of the concert            22

     Those who said Saturday was the most preferred day for

     attending concerts                                                                  71

     Those attracted by the names of soloists                                  27

     The findings were similar to that of a survey carried out on 225 SSO friends in 1997.

     Click SSO to visit their website.


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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: New to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click for a preview.

COMING SOON: 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 for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

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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. 

   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.

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.

MUSIC:  Top 10 Albums Of the Week

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

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. 


EXPATRIATES: 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.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board  Tourist Arrival Statistics

USEFUL WEBSITES:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

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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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News Flash        

Today Friday 17 Mar 2000

In Singapore

Singapore Airlines appears to be one step closer to taking a major stake in Air New Zealand, following a meeting with the country's Prime Minister.

From 17 Apr 2000, you need to pay a surcharge of S$5 when you hop into a taxi at Changi Airport. The increase from S$3 to S$5 is meant to encourage taxis to go to the airport and alleviate the long queues there.

The number of drug abusers arrested fell to a 12-year record low last year.

A record 3300 teachers were recruited last year, more than the MOE's target by 300. 


Taipei: Taiwan stocks fall; army on higher alert - one day after the Chinese Premier warned that picking the wrong candidate in tomorrow's election could bring war.

Kuala Lumpur: PM Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamed threatened to blacklist the businessmen who accompanied him to Indonesia earlier this month. Finance Minister Tun Daim Zainuddin had earlier remarked that some businessmen who followed the Prime Minister had skipped official meetings or briefings with Indonesians to play golf or attend karaoke sessions.

Around the world

Washington: A man known only by his genetic make-up was indicted on Wednesday and charged with a series of sexual assaults in Manhattan since 1994 in the country's first indictment based on a DNA profile. The "John Doe" indictment was carried out so that a five-year statute of limitations would not expire on the 19 Mar 1995 case in which a woman, 29, was raped by an armed man.  

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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