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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

 

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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the morning affecting most areas. Partly cloudy thereafter. OUTLOOK  Sunday: Morning showers are expected. Monday: Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder are expected. WATER TIDES High tide  0.20am 2.4m  11.18pm 2.8m SUN Sunrise 7.00 am Sunset 7.05 pm MOON Moonrise 7.35pm  Moonset  7.05am  PSI: 47 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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     CreationStreet.com launched today & tomorrow

 

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Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard this Sunday.

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  A new renovation portal is being launched today and tomorrow at Paragon Shopping Centre. Called CreationStreet.com, this website lets you find renovation contractors, suppliers, designers and the like online. It even has an auction site, run by Allegro.

  But before you can get your hands on the information you need, you first have to sign up with them as a member. Membership is free. However, not all their features require you to be a member to access them. Features; such as a property search engine which taps into the database of PropertyLifestyle.com; and discussion & chat panels for like-minded visitors on topics as varied as fengshui and aquariums; are available to the public surfer.

  If you wish to find out more, why not pay their launch celebration a visit and join Phua Chu Kang (of Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd - local television sitcom) for some fun in the Renovation Scavenger Hunt at Paragon foyer today from 12 noon - 9pm or tomorrow from 10am - 9pm. You can even sign up as a member on the spot. Their ad in the papers say that every 1000th sign-up member gets a HP Jornada 545!

  If you can't make the visit, you can always hop over to their website which is Just A Click Away at CreationStreet.

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

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 713 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

Tomorrow is Father's Day. Have you bought a gift for him yet?

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Societies/Clubs:

*Wakeboard Association (Singapore)  168 Lentor Loop #11-06 Singapore 789098 (1 Jun 2000)

*Zhejiang University Alumni Association (Singapore)  Wintec Laser Technology Pte Ltd Blk 203B Henderson Rd #10-12 Henderson Industrial Pk Singapore 159548 (2 Jun 2000)

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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.

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 & TIBS 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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Nature

Fireworks Display

National Day Parade combined rehearsal today!

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

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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.

Asia

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. 

Around the world

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.

 

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.