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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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HDB relaxes guidelines for renovation works
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With effect from 15 Sep 2000, HDB flat owners will no longer
need to seek HDB's approval for 30 additional renovation items
carried out within their flats.
The 30 items relate to minor and common renovation works
which will not affect the structural stability of the building.
Flat owners no longer need a permit from HDB to carry out these
renovations within their flats. However, they are required to
engage only HDB licensed renovation contractors to carry out
their renovation works. These contractors, which have registered
with HDB, have undertaken to comply with HDB's terms and
conditions on renovation works.
This relaxation does not apply to renovations in the
recess areas purchased by the flat owners. The usual renovation
permit is still required for such
works which can vary significantly due to the different
configurations of the recess areas.
The revised guideline is part of HDB's on-going process
to improve its services to the public. Not only does it mean
more convenience to the flat owners, it also provides them with
greater autonomy in renovating their flats.
The previous relaxation was in June 1999 where flat
owners were no longer
required to seek HDB's approval to install electrical appliances
such as water heaters, electric ovens, and washing machines with
Flat owners can refer to HDB's web-site at http://www.hdb.gov.sg under
"Car Parks and Housing Maintenance - Renovation" for
detailed information on these 30 items. Information leaflets on
these 30 renovation items will also be available at all HDB
Branch Offices, Sales Unit and Resale Section at HDB Centre from
15 Sep 2000.
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HDBuilders.com is an online
hub which facilitates and manages the whole spectrum of business
processes in the construction industry. You can access
information on tenders, HDB, classifieds as well as suppliers
Uneedtrust.com is a
one-stop unit trust portal; includes detailed and comprehensive
information on Singapore funds industry.
LivingWoman.com is an
on-line, one-stop, one-source, lifestyle portal for women in
Asia, focusing on personal well-being. Read a wealth of
information, go shopping, search specialised services, create
your own personal e-blackbook and win prizes.
V-3000.com does web-design,
hosting and promotions.
Swadhin Productions is an
independent performing arts promoter. Inaugurated this
year (2000), the company aims to organise creative, experimental
and quality performances in Singapore & other parts of Asia.
For more information, please contact Swadhin Productions at Tel:
(65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097.
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vehicle online auction website where you can sell your used car
to dealers actively bidding for it. Presently, they have 18
dealers listed. A flat transaction fee of S$100 is charged upon
successful sale during the promotional period from Aug - Dec
is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking
Olympics.com is the official
website of the Sydney Olympics 2000. Officials predict a
staggering total of 6.5 billion hits for the site.
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
is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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Holidays DEEPAVALI is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.
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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.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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Band Just Jazz Series A new
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Asia “Chilled-out grooves and traditional cool” 22 Sep 2000 The
Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd 7pm End your day on an eclectic note with the
unique music of two of Asia’s top instrumentalists, Sara T
and Jessica, on erhu, sanxian and pipa. An exotic blend of
club sounds and dance beats rendered from traditional Chinese
instruments. Admission is Free. Everyone's welcome
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so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up
by the SPH group.
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Sunday 17 Sep 2000
Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew
was presented with Berlin- based anti-corruption coalition
Transparency International's inaugural Global Integrity Medal yesterday in
recognition of his "incredible success" in stamping out
corruption as Singapore's Prime Minister from 1965 to 1990.
The judiciary here is the
first in the world to launch an online mediation facility, enabling
commercial and Internet-related disputes to be settled via cyberspace,
without the need to go to court. This mediation service will be speedy,
confidential and free of charge. Announcing this yesterday, Chief
Justice YONG Pung How said such a facility would maintain Singapore's
competitiveness as an international e-commerce hub. With e@dr, parties
do not have to start with a court action. Nor do they need links with
Singapore to use it. Both parties consent to the jurisdiction of the e@dr
centre at the sub-ordinate courts and have an e-mail address for
correspondence, he said. No physical presence of the parties is required
and they can participate from the convenience of their home or office.
Parties need only pay when the case is referred to another forum, such
as the Small Claims Tribunals or the Singapore Arbitration Centre.
Manila: Philippine bombers,
helicopter gunships and artillery pounded the stronghold of the Abu
Sayyaf kidnappers in a predawn raid as President Joseph Estrada moved to
end a nearly five-month-old security crisis that has humiliated his
Jakarta: The youngest son of
former President Suharto, Mr Hutomo Mandala Putra - better known as
Tommy Suharto, yesterday denied having any role in the deadly
bombings in the capital and said he was "very disappointed"
with president Aburrahman Wahid for ordering his arrest.
Beijing: Chinese police
rescued more than 100,000 kidnapped women and children during a
just-completed six-month crackdown on human trafficking, state media
said yesterday. In a nationwide sweep that began in April, officers
found about 110,000 women and 13,000 children who had been abducted from
their homes, the China Daily said, citing the Minsitry of Public
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Moscow: One of Russia's
largest anti-submarine warships accidentally fired at a town on the far
east coast, it was reported at the weekend. Nobody was hurt when the
large-calibre shell was mistakenly fired by the Admiral Pantilev at the
Slavyanka settlement in the Khasansk region on Thursday during a naval
exercise, the fleet said in a statement.
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The Singapore Sling was
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