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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.

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 editor@getforme.com

 

What's New on our website

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

Rent-A-Car

CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water

Scholarships

Economy

Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the morning, mainly over central, western and southern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Winds in the region should continue to blow from the south-west. Showers between the morning and early afternoon are expected for Saturday and Sunday. WATER TIDES High tide  12.30am 2.9m  1.26pm  2.6m  SUN Sunrise 7.04 am Sunset 7.13 pm MOON Moonrise  9.40pm  Moonset  9.16am  PSI: 57 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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     Survey On Singaporean Values

Cavenagh Bridge in St Andrew's Road 

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  The Straits Times recently commissioned a survey on Singaporean values. A total of 605 Singapore citizens and permanent residents were interviewed. 

  Here are some of the findings:

Singaporeans are materialistic:

Yes  88%       No  12%

I am materialistic:

Yes  46%       No  54%

The things that I own reflect how well I am doing in life:

Yes  58%       No  42%

Compared to five years ago, Singaporeans are now:

More materialistic  72%   Less materialistic  5%  Same as before  22%

Morals are more important to me: 91%  

Money is more important to me:     9%

We received our 300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!

Letters to the Editor

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

NEW WEBSITES

BookNTravel.com is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers.

IceRed.com is a community messageboard for people living in Singapore & Hongkong. Post or view messages on schools, work and play.

Legends-resort.com is the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia. It is a masterplanned resort.

AsiaUnitTrust.com is an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations.

Tengjeehum.com is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website.

Smxasia.com is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded.

VirtualBanking2000.com is an online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over 100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as delegates. For more information, please e-mail jay.mandevia@rmrplc.com

TiongChoon.com.sg is the website of car dealer Tiong Choon.

Med.nus.edu.sg is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress.

Eyeball.com.sg 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 stationery.

wwlegal.com is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

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

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 1,102 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.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Societies Registered:

*Ultimate Players' Association (Singapore)  67 Cavenagh Rd #03-06 Le Chateau Singapore 229621 (27 Jul 2000)

*International Cuisine Association (Singapore)  111 North Bridge Rd #07-28 Peninsula Plaza Singapore 179098 (28 Jul 2000)

*National University of Singapore Theatre Studies Alumni & Resources Association  14 Sunset Vale Singapore 597239 (3 Aug 2000)

Change of Address

*British Chamber of Commerce  10 Collyer Quay #03-04 Ocean Bldg Singapore 049315 (22 Jul 2000)

*University of Dubuque Alumni  51 Bras Basah Rd #01-02 Singapore 189554 (19 Jul 2000)

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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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 economy grew by 8.8% in the first half of this year, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed on 8 Aug 2000 in his National Day message.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park to open on 1 Sep 2000

Storm over Hainan Kopi Tales

Others 

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?

International Guitar Festival 2000 from 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2000. Includes seminars and workshops.

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"  Directed by Roberta MacDonald   A Musical Dinner Theatre Experience brought to you by Caldwell Arts Entertainment & Golden Apple Dinner Theatre 16 - 31 Aug 2000 CHIJMES Hall

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival follows thereafter.

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

TOURISTS

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.

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

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

Fireworks Display

 

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

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Friday 18 Aug 2000

The Government's Feedback Unit received a record 801 e-mail postings last month. Last month's hottest topic was killer-litter, and the debate if culprits should be evicted from their HDB flats. The issue brought 251 responses by e-mail alone. 68% of contributors disagreed with the Housing Board's decision to repossess the flats of convicted killer-litter culprits. They felt it would penalise innocent family members. The breaking of scholarship bonds was hotly debated as well, with 49 e-mail responses. More than nine out of ten contributors felt government scholarship holders should serve out at least part of their bond.

The Boom Boom Room, which closed in April, will re-open at Far East Square - in the old two-storey Chui Eng Free School schoolhouse. The cabaret which was famous for stand-up comic Kumar, and drag revues will raise the curtain on its first show tonight. The new place has a restaurant downstairs for informal and outdoor dining. 

Some parents may have cheated in the recent Primary 1 registration exercise to get their children into the schools of their choice, principals suspect. Three popular primar schools said they had to check on several parents suspected of cheating, and at least one case has been reported to the Ministry of Education. The parents were suspected of giving false addresses or lying under oath that their six-year-olds were living with guardians near their preferred schools.

Women doctors want the government to lift the quota on them taking up medicine, saying they work as hard as men and are nearly as likely to stay on in the profession. Currently, no more than one-third of each cohort of 200 entering the National University of Singapore's medical faculty can be women. The quota was imposed in 1979 because the government felt that women would marry, have children and leave the profession - wasting tax-payers' money on their training. The Association of Women Doctors (AWD) said figures from their survey show 3.7% of women doctors have left the workforce, compared with 2.2% of men.

Asia

Tokyo: Japanese police said yesterday they had discovered a "house of horrors" containing the badly-decomposed bodies of five adult siblings whose uncle ordered them to starve to death in a bizarre religious rite. Police discovered the bodies, lying side by side on futon mattresses in a house in the western city of Osaka late on Wednesday, after a call by a relative concerned by the behaviour of the family headed by the 66-year-old uncle, Takao Wakasa. 

 Around the world

Paris: Inline skating has taken the city by storm, drawing people of all ages, races and mindsets to the showcase Friday night rallies, where up to 25,000 people join the three-hour trip around Paris.

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News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

SINGAPORE SLING

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.