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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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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 Tuesday 18  Jan  2000

In Singapore

With the passing of the Legal Profession (Amendment) Act, foreign lawyers will be allowed to practise Singapore law if they form joint ventures with Singapore law firms and register with the Attorney General.

A cement-mixer crashed into the wall of the Tanah Merah MRT Station yesterday. The cabin of the vehicle was badly damaged but the driver escaped unhurt.

Prisoners may serve part of their jail sentence at home under a Bill tabled in parliament yesterday. This scheme is for those who have served at least half of their sentences of not less than six months.

PM Goh Chok Tong arrived in India yesterday afternoon for 6-day official visit.

500 vie for 100 places in Singapore Management University(SMU).


Jakarta: Gus Dur downplays 'military coup' talk but threatens harsh action if anyone dares.

Around the world

Washington: Boys may turn bullies to be popular with their playmates, say psychologists after a study of 452 boys in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.


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Raymond Han

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