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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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     Get For Me: Buy & Sell used cars on the Net

     Until two days ago, when I wanted to sell my car, I had three options:

     1.  Advertise in the papers and wait at home for potential buyers to call to view my car

     2.  Pay S$15 and park my car in a Car Mart. Then wait for potential buyers to visit the Car Mart and make me an offer

     3.  Sell it to a dealer. It's the last resort because these chaps cream off quite a bit from the value of my car, more if they know I am a greenhorn. I get a better price if I use option 1 or 2

     It's the same with buyers. When I want to buy a second-hand car, I will wake up bright and early, scan through the papers for models I am looking for and go for a viewing. It involves a lot of leg work.

     Now, I just need to log onto the Internet and Voila! I can buy a second-hand car without going out of my house. You may ask- If I can't see the condition of the car (engine okay? etc.) , how on earth do I get myself to buy a car just like that. I mean, pictures can be deceiving.

     Well, what this new website does is, it gets the car being sold inspected by a reputable inspection centre ( STA Inspection) so that I , the buyer, am assured that I am getting a quality used car. A point to note is that the website owners charge a commission of 0.5% on the sale. Both parties to the transaction pay. For a limited time only, there is waiver of commission for the seller.

     Why not pay them a visit now? Click JUZCLICKCAR  Hotline: (65) 453 0002.


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

COMING SOON: A new website 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. 

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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. 


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:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

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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 Saturday 19 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Crime was down by more than 20% last year compared with 1998, the biggest drop since 1955.

Maid who dropped baby onto the floor gets 8 years' jail. She had confessed to the police that she had been irritated when the baby kept crying and would not sleep. When the crying did not stop, she picked him up and dropped him.

The government is considering increasing the monthly contributions by CPF members to their Special Accounts. It is also studying the possibility of allowing some Special Account funds-the balance in excess of the sum required by the Minimum Sum Scheme- to be invested in private sector financial instruments.

A newborn baby was found abandoned in a bloodstained toilet at Mount Elizabeth Hospital on Sunday  soon after a woman, believed to be a Filipina, sought treatment for abdominal pain and bleeding.

Dr Alan Ong Hean Chye, 52, a Malaysian who is an Australian & Hongkong registered doctor but not licensed to practise here, was caught trying to give a woman a wrinkle treatment that involed injections of a hormone from human placenta. Ong also admitted importing drugs without a licence. He will be sentenced today.  


Hongkong: Two Hongkong celebrity newsreaders - TV game host Ivan Ho and beauty queen Jacqueline Chu- will have their controversial bulletin axed next month when ATV launches another programme overhaul.

Around the world

Columbia, South Carolina: Texas governor George W. Bush is locked in avirtual dead heat with Arizona senator John McCain amond voters likely to cast ballots in today's crucial Republican primary in South Carolina.

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

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