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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.


The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder in the afternoon over many areas.  High tide 10.35 am 2.9m  11.45 pm 2.6m   Sunrise 7.09 am Sunset 7.16 pm Moonrise  6.44 pm  Moonset  6.19 am   PSI: 40 (good) Temp: 24-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    


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     OneKnowledge.com for books & magazines

New Online Bookstore


  OneKnowledge.com opened its Online Bookstore on 15 Mar 2000. With over 3 000 000 books and 600 000 titles to choose from, visitors to the new website are spoilt for choice.

  The people behind the Bookstore even provide a guarantee that if after buying from them, you find the same book at a lower price elsewhere, they will match that price.

  The books here are arranged into sections, such as new economy, business and management, 

Internet and Computers, Medicine and Healthcare, Life and Living, Resource, and Training. For eg., under Life and Living, they have books on marriage, parenting, motherhood, and child development. The website's main aim is to tap into the new consumer lifestyle which is now linked to the Internet in more ways than one. Why not pay them a visit today? Click OneKnowledge now. 

It's another beautiful Sunday today, as all SingTel international calls are at 50% off normal rates from 0000 hours to 2359 hours. This offer is valid for all SingTel 001 and ICC 1898 calls made from Singapore only and applicable to residential fixed lines, mobile phone lines and personal ICCs.


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COMING SOON NEW WEBSITES! On 25 Mar 2000, new website speed.com.sg will be launched. It connects you with the latest and hottest cars, new and used cars, auctions....Click Speed.com.sg for a preview.

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.

A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.

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. 

We are now 341 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

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 LIBRARY BUILDING: National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan told Parliament on 7 Mar 2000 that the National Library Building in Stamford Road would have to go.

  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.


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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. 


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.




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Today Sunday 19 Mar 2000

In Singapore

19-year-old Pamela Yiau died soon after drinking some Bourbon and Coca Cola at a friend's house last month, but it was the drug, Ecstasy, which killed her and not the alcohol, according to a letter from the Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine. It said that the cause of death was Ecstasy poisoning.

Tong Hyui Koh, 34, was yesterday sentenced to six months' jail for hosting a pay-to-view porn site at www.clubscandals.com between November 1998 and February 1999.

PM Goh Chok Tong told the British newspaper, The Financial Times, in a recent interview that, within months, Singapore might designate an open space, a kind of Speakers' Corner, where people can voice their opinions in public. 


Taipei:  Opposition wins in Taiwan. Pro-Independence President-Elect Chen extends an olive branch to a Beijing that did not want him to win.

Around the world

New York:  The American magazine industry will lose one of its oldest and best-known titles when Life published its last monthly issue.. But parent company Time Inc said it will continue to put our occasional issues for special events.

Washington: President Clinton announced on Friday that Smith & Wesson had agreed that within 60 days it would begin providing external trigger-locking devices with all the guns. It also agreed that within three years, any new handgun it developed would include "smart gun" technology allowing only the gun owner to fire the weapon.

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