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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.

 

 

What's New on our website

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Cancellation of registration - Schools

World War 2 - An Important Message

Singapore Driving Schools

Addresses of Police Stations/NPP

Internet Services Websites

Rental Rooms wanted

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Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

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New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

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Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

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Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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The WEATHER on SATURDAY: Showers with thunder afternoon over most areas. WEATHER OUTLOOK: SUNDAY & MONDAY: Singapore now in the weak north-east monsoon period. Afternoon showers expected.  WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 4.35am 2.6m  3.09pm  2.8m  SUN Sunrise  6.49am  Sunset 6.52pm MOON Moonrise  12.20am  Moonset  12.51pm  PSI: 49 (good) TEMPERATURE: 23-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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  The Singapore River Buskers' Festival takes place from today, 18 Nov 2000, to 26 Nov 2000 at the Singapore River.

  It is the fourth in the series. This year's nine-day festival boasts more than 800 acrobatic, comedy and musical acts. The staging points are Clarke Quay, Riverside Point, Robertson Walk and The Riverwalk.

  Some highlights are performances by funnyman Andy Zap from Australia, the Ballet Hooligans from Britain, and Canada's gymnastic duo, Acromaniacs.

  The buskers will perform from 6.30pm to 10.30pm daily. Last year, more than 300,000 people turned up for the festival. If you are free this weekend, why not make a date with the River Buskers?

  Not sure how to go there? Not to worry! Private buses ferry shoppers free of charge from City Hall MRT Station's entrance (along South Bridge Rd, just opposite Capitol Building) to Clarke Quay at regular intervals all day. Just look out for the queues but don't get on the wrong bus - some buses take shoppers to Suntec City and elsewhere. If in doubt, ask the bus driver.

We received our 700,000th hit on 16 Nov 2000!

Get For Me Singapore will be ONE year old on 28 Nov 2000

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NEW WEBSITES

Gifts Association Singapore has a comprehensive list of suppliers of corporate and premium gifts, such as stationery, mugs, watches, crystal, and writing instruments, for both corporate and retail buyers. 

Villetoscane.com  specialises in exclusive vacation villas and castles in Tuscany.

Wlawan.com is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates & Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.

Ethelon.com is an Internet Services, Web- building, E-commerce applications, Email and Domain Name Hosting website.

TheFatSpot.com.sg is a home entertainment website. You can rent DVD videos from them @ S$5 per disc. Free home delivery if you order 3 or more discs. Otherwise you can pick them up at any of their authorised local outlets.

Net-temps.com  A world of jobs, neatly packaged

Finixis.com is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It currently offers online business checking accounts and business tools, such as a virtual office.

Abacada.com is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.

PalmCasino.org is an online Internet casino.

My-Marriage.com is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

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).

wwlegal.com is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 1,564 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 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 NOTICES

New Banking Licence:

*Sparkasse Stockerau Aktiengesellschaft   7 Nov 2000 (Not. No. 3110)

Banking Licence Surrendered:

*Bank Austria Aktiengesellschaft   7 Nov 2000 (Not. No. 3110)

*Bank Austria Creditanstalt International AG   7 Nov 2000 (Not. No. 3109)

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Current issues affecting our community:  

Singapore Airlines SQ006 Crash

Sex education for schools

Abortion

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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?

Riverdance The Show Performances from 2 Nov 2000 Singapore Indoor Stadium Tickets at S$120, S$85, S$55  for 8pm shows. S$100, S$75, S$45 for 2.30pm shows. Student tickets available at S$45 for matinee & S$55 for evening shows. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

The Toy Soldier  Presented by Act 3     7 - 25 Nov 2000 Act 3 Theatre, 126 Cairnhill Rd Singapore 229707 Tickets at S$12 (best suited for 4 years and above) Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC For enquiries, please contact Act 3 at Tel: (65) 734 9090

Romeo And Juliet  Choreography: Goh Choo San  Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre  13*, 14, 15 & 16 Dec 2000  8pm  Kallang Theatre *Ballet Ball - Donation of S$300, S$500, S$1000 per seat. Tickets at S$48, S$42, S$36, S$28 & S$18. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC. For more information, please click SDT.

 See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

11 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.

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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

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Shopping Complaints

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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

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Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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 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.