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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.

The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder expected mainly over northern and central Singapore.  High tide 9.46 am 2.8m  11.45 pm  2.6m    Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  6.13 pm  Moonset 5.45 am   PSI: 29 (good) Temp: 24-32 degrees Celsius   

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Orchard Club

     California Fitness Centres' Orchard Club & Raffles Club offer ONE year free membership when you buy ONE year Super Gold Membership.

     You must be at least 21 years. You also need to hold a Singapore Identity Card or be a Permanent Resident. Check with them for more information.

     What they offer: 5 complimentary personal fitness instruction sessions; up to 75 aerobics classes in each club each week, including spinning, body pump, boxercise, and yoga; over S$5 million worth of pure fitness equipment; steam & sauna facilities; and professional trainers to motivate and guide you.

     Orchard Club  1 Grange Road Singapore (Next to Mandarin Hotel) Tel: (65) 834 2100

     Raffles Club  9 Raffles Place Republic Plaza II Singapore  Tel: (65) 534 0900

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NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.

MARCH 2000: Mariah Carey - The Rainbow Tour (One Night Only)  " Live "  in Singapore on 13 Mar 2000 at the National Stadium. Click MARIAH CAREY

AUCTION: AsiaOne.com offers from today 100 red bouquets of tulips for online auction. Bids start from S$1. Visit them now at  ASIAONE.COM

COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

POLL:  Do you like our new RED colour? Tell us. Click HERE.

NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

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. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: We are now hosted with WEBVISIONS.COM.

EXPATRIATES: 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.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board  Tourist Arrival Statistics

USEFUL WEBSITES: AtoZasia.com  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions. Catcha.com.sg  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at support@getforme.com.

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 Friday 18 Feb  2000

In Singapore

A rapist who demanded cab fare from his victim was yesterday sentenced to 15 years' jail and 18 strokes of the cane.

A 26-year-old angler is missing and feared dead after his pleasure craft collided with a passenger launch yesterday about 1 km from the coast of Sentosa on Saturday night.

Nearly S$22 million has not been accounted for, of the S$35 million allegedly misappropriated from SIA by an employee who has since been sacked. 

Asia 

Macau: A Hongkong man linked to the casino business was shot dead early yesterday, the first suspected gangland assassination since China regained control over the tiny enclave.

Around the world

Washington: The US looks set for its fifth interest rate rise in nine months after Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan warned last night that rates will have to rise if the US economy is to avoid overheating.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

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