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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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hard-cover 636-page Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire
went on sale in Singapore on 8 Jul 2000. It is now available at
Times The Bookshop, Times Newslink, EMF, Bookaburra, Borders,
Dymocks, Kunikuniya, WH Smith, myepb, Popular Bookshop, RELC
English Bookshop, San Bookshop & Tango Mango. The book is
priced at S$41.15. However, Kinokuniya, Borders and
Popular offer a 20% discount.
This 4th instalment in the
Harry Potter series made e-commerce history when 250,000 copies
of the book, the largest distribution of any single item in one
day, was delivered by Amazon.com on its launch date, 8 Jul 2000.
The author of the Harry
Potter series, J.K. Rowling, was awarded an OBE (Officer of the
Order of the British Empire) recently. On the Donny & Marie
Show last year, she revealed her publisher had convinced her not
to use her full name because it was felt that boys wouldn't like
to read an adventure book written by a lady. She also said that
she had written the books totally for herself but was pleasantly
surprised when it became overwhelmingly popular. She has already
completed the plot of the 7th book in the series even though it
had not been written yet.
Though some parents are
not keen on having their children read the book on account of
its stress on wizardry, we say you should give the book a good
read, together with your child. Perhaps, you will be able to
relive some of your childhood fantasies à la Enid Blyton.
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Ministry of Trade & Industry show that gross domestic product
(GDP) in the 2nd quarter 2000 grew by 7.7%, in real terms, over the
same period last year. Goods-producing industries is estimated to have
grown by 7.8% and services-producing industries by 6.8%. The financial
services industry is estimated to have declined due largely to the
high base last year. The construction sector, however, remained
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22 Jul 2000 7pm Siloso Beach, Sentosa
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Tuesday 18 July 2000
Taking back the flats of
convicted killer-litter offenders is a harsh measure, but it is needed
to press home the point that anti-social behaviour will not be
tolerated, said National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan yesterday. At
a media briefing on killer-litter, he said the HDB preferred to use
public education, but the recent spate of incidents showed that
education alone was not enough.
A housewife kicked her
Indonesian maid and pulled her hair for lying about not having taken a
nap, and made her cry by slapping her when she broke a bowl
accidentally. Tan Siam Keow, 33, was fined a total of S$3,000 after
admitting to two charges of hurting her 18-year-old maid, Ms Kasiyan
About 150 tenants of Gay
World Amusement Park were served notice to leave the premises by 31 Mar
2000. Many tenants have since moved out and the remaining tenants were
given an extension to 30 Jun 2000. The main tenant, Eng Wah Organisation,
which was managing the park, terminated its lease with Land Office last
month. The 3.2-ha site, earmarked for residential development, is owned
by the land Office.
Manila: Speculation was rife
that US1 million (S$1.7 million) was paid to Muslim extremists yesterday
to gain the freedom of ailing German flute teacher Renate Wallert after
85 days in captivity.
Hongkong: A man without an
airline ticket passed through four security checkpoints at Hongkong's
International Airport and boarded a Singapore Airlines plane before
alert crew members spotted him, it was reported yesterday. Red-faced
airport officials were scrambling to find out how the 30-year-old man,
identified only as Mr Kim and said to be holding an American passport,
went through the various checkpoints without being stopped.
Around the world
London: British Home
Secretary Jack Straw has blamed the "baggage of empire" and
British colonial jingoism for the widespread English racism in the
country. He is the first government minister to admit publicly that
English football hooliganism was caused not by hardcore thugs, but by
"racist and xenophobic white males".
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Singapore's economy grew at
a strong 8.5% in the first half of the year following another period of
fast growth in the second quarter. Boosted by the galloping expansion in
the manufacturing sector, the April-June growth rate is expected to be a
Consumer prices fell by 0.4%
in Jun 2000, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing
more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.
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.