Established in 1999

.    .   .   . .   .   .   . .   .   .   .


Home | Entertainment | Arts | Books | Short stories | News | Shopping | Games | Education | CollectiblesGet Singapore things | TV/Radio | What's New | Health | Get something done in Singapore | Internet Stuff | Recruitment | Office | Companies | Stock | Unit Trusts | Banking & Finance | Associations & Clubs | Local Talents | TelecommunicationAuctionsVirtual Cemetery | Virtual Singapore Postcards | BackPackers' Corner | Singaporean Cooking | Food | Free English Lessons | Free Domain Search | Message Board | Hobbies & Crafts | Useful Services | MORE

Founding| OUR PAST | World War II | Our Gazetted Monuments | Sightseeing | Attractions

Horoscope: ASTROLOGY ZONE® by Susan Miller    

   Singapore Time






  Singapore Law





  Permits & Passes




  Bank ATMs


  24-hour Outlets


  Getting Around 



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


What's New on our website

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

The WEATHER TODAY Slightly hazy. Showers in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, western and central Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Winds should be from the south-east. Showers should be confined mostly to the afternoon. WATER TIDES High tide 12.13am 3.0m  12.37pm 2.8m  SUN Sunrise 6.56 am Sunset 7.03 pm MOON Moonrise 9.08am  Moonset  8.45pm  PSI: 52 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

Previous FrontPages 

Yesterday  Sep 2000  Aug 2000  Jul 2000  Jan-Jun 2000  1999   

Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

       HDB relaxes guidelines for renovation works 

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  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 heaters.
  Flat owners can refer to HDB's web-site at 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.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at

Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES 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 and contractors. is a one-stop unit trust portal; includes detailed and comprehensive information on Singapore funds industry. 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. 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. is a new 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 2000. is a recruitment website for job seekers and companies seeking employees. 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). 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 stationery. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.


The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 1,292 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

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.


Change of name of insurance company:

MMI General Insurance Limited to Allianz Australia Insurance Limited (21 Mar 2000) Not. No. 2500 dated 13 Sep 2000. 

Institutions approved for termination of pregnancy (abortion) for 2 years from date in brackets:

*Healer Women's Clinic  Blk 153 Serangoon North Ave 1 #01-508 Singapore 550153 (31 Aug 2000)

*Allan Clinic for Women Pte Ltd  3 Mount Elizabeth #14-06/07/08 Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre Singapore 228510 (19 Sep 2000)

*The London Clinic & Surgery for Women Pte Ltd  Blk 253 Jurong East St 24 #01-269 Singapore 600253 (26 Sep 2000)

Please sign our guestbook... Thank you.

PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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, flying into Singapore, getting an employment pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

Waykool Band Just Jazz Series A new trend of jazz influenced music - Acid Jazz - took the industry by storm and Waykool Band will entertain the audience with their unique acid jazz music style which reflects the latest style of jazz music. 17 September 2000 5pm - 8pm     Fountain Court@CHIJMES  For information, please call Tel: (65) 3377810 CHIJMES   30 Victoria Street Singapore 187996 Tel: (65) 337 7810  Fax: (65) 337 9589 Click CHIJMES

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Ambient 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

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

7 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


      Contact us at 

P.O. Box 162 Hougang Mall Post Office Singapore 915306 Tel: (65) 282 4221 Fax: (65) 281 4785. The business name is registered in the Republic of Singapore under Certificate of Registration Number 52908811L

Copyright ©1999, 2000  All rights reserved


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 government.

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 Security.

Around the world

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. 

Courtesy of

The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


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.