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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.
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.
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Saturday 17 June 2000
TIBS Taxis will raise its fares from 3 Jul 2000 with a completely new fare structure that does away with the peak-hour, central-business-district and midnight surcharges. It is the last of the cab operators here to announce higher fares.
Singapore's chief army medical officer was yesterday demoted from colonel to major after he admitted making advances to a married woman subordinate. Low Wye Mun, 43, of Headquarters Army Medical Services, pleaded guilty in a subordinate army court to two charges of disgraceful conduct.
A Nanyang Technological University (NTU) survey released yesterday found no evidence to suggest that Internet use makes people anti-social. It found that almost one in five people actually spent more time with their family and relatives after using the Internet.
The police have arrested a man who is believed to have bashed an elderly taxi-driver to death during a robbery on Thursday. The arrest of the suspect, a 26-year-old Thai carpenter, came within 20 hours after the cabby was found dead in his taxi on a lonely stretch of Pasir Ris Drive 1 at about 6am that day.
A serial late-night sex fiend, who terrorised teenage girls and young women in housing estates, was yesterday sentenced to 18 years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane. Ong Kim Wee, 20, found his ten victims, aged between 14 and 23, in Woodlands and Yishun between July and November last year.
Tokyo: Japan yesterday lost an imperial icon in Empress Dowager Nagako, the 97-year-old widow of Emperor Hirohito, who died after experencing serious breathing difficulties since Wednesday.
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New York: Even though his personal fortune shrank by a third this past year, the US$60 billion (S$103.2 billion) of Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates still places him as the world's richest man, according to Forbes magazine's latest rankings.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
News updated by 8.00 am daily.
15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
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.
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.