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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

 

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The WEATHER on THURSDAY: Slightly hazy and partly cloudy. Showers in the morning, mainly over northern, western and southern Singapore. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Westerly to south-westerly winds with morning and early afternoon showers. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 3.24am 2.6m  2.22pm 2.8m  SUN Sunrise 6.48 am Sunset 6.52 pm MOON Moonrise  -  Moonset  12.02pm  PSI: 35 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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      Tales In A Box - 2 puppet shows for children

   

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  The Finger Players, a professional puppetry company in Singapore, is presenting Tales In A Box - 2 puppet shows for children 3 years and up, as well as the young-at-heart, from 10 - 12 Nov 2000.

  The first, Peach Boy, is adapted from a Japanese folktale. It's about an old couple who have been longing for a child. When a little boy suddenly jumps out from a peach into their lives, their days and nights are immediately brightened. But, Momotaro, or Peach Boy, has a mission beyond the old couple's wildest imaginations.

  Dragon Dance is the second item featured. Have you ever wondered why the Chinese do the Dragon Dance? The Finger Players will take you to the root of this popular Chinese folktale with lots of songs, a little dancing and some very clever puppets.

  Dragon Dance was performed recently at the International Puppetry Festival in Seoul, South Korea, to much acclaim. Tales In A Box was first performed at The Necessary Stage's Marine Parade Theatre Festival last August to sold-out houses. Do not miss this event!

  Tales In A Box takes place at The Pavilion, Far East Square. 10 - 11 Nov 2000  8pm, 11 - 12 Nov 2000  3pm. Tickets at S$12 are available at all SISTIC outlets. Call (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC. For more information, please click TheFingerPlayer.

We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES

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.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

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.

Apply4me.com was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

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 1,428 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

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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 schools registered:

*Kids In Mind Learning Centre   81 Clemenceau Ave #02-26 UE Square Shopping Mall Singapore 239917 Supervisor: Mdm Janet YONG Mee Mee

*Eureka Education Centre   179A East Coast Road Singapore 428885 Supervisor: Ms WONG Miaw Ling

Change of address:

*Sea Hawk Sports Club   48 Elite Terrace Singapore 458801 (27 Sep 2000)

*Life Underwriters Association of Singapore (L.U.A. of Singapore)   7 Hong Kong Street LUA Building Singapore 059650 (2 Oct 2000)

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The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

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Current issues affecting our community:  

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Abortion

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Deaths of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Killer-Litter

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?

Inside-Painting of Snuff-Bottles  An exhibition on the Art of Inside-Painting takes place from 14 - 22 Oct 2000 at the Exhibition Hall of 28A Kreta Ayer Road Singapore 088995. Opening times: 12 noon - 7pm. Tel: (65) 3231696/222 3597 Fax: (65) 222 3762

Triple Bill - 3 One-Act Comedies 1. Mother Figure   2. Seven Menus   3. Loose Tongues.  Presented by Hotcurrie Theatre (Producers of The Expat Wife)     18 - 20 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street 8pm  21 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street   3.30pm & 8pm. Tickets at S$45 (Includes two glasses of wine). Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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... 

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Thursday 19 Oct 2000

Thursday's News

The maid-abuse trial of former TV presenter Zahara Abdul Lateef has been postponed because she is recovering from an operation. Zahara, 39, who was the anchor woman in Channel NewsAsia's current-affairs programme, In Conversation, was to have gone on trial yesterday for allegedly pouring hot water on her Indonesian maid, Miss Titik Rinawati, 18.

To date, 77,000 ducks have been adopted for The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race which will take place on 12 Nov 2000 at the Singapore River.

From 1 Jan 2001, all insurance agents in Singapore will have to conduct a "fact-finding" exercise before selling policies to their clients. This involves finding out about their client's financial position, risk tolerance and investment objectives. And even though clients are allowed to "opt out" of the exercise, industry players say steps are being taken to ensure this is kept to a minimum.

Asia

Manila: Philippine opposition legislators yesterday filed a formal impeachment motion to remove President Joseph Estrada from office for allegedly taking bribes from gambling bosses. But the tedious legal process is doomed to fail due to a lack of support.

Hongkong: The major Chinese-language newspapers here yesterday raised their cover prices by HK$1 (S$0.23) to HK$6 (S$1.36) ending a five-year price freeze. The increase comes at a time when the cost of newsprint has increased substantially in the past 12 months.

Around the world

London: All youngsters aged four in Britain will be given a compulsory test before they start school, so that their progress in the early years of their education can be assessed accurately. The government has decided to introduce the compulsory tests despite criticism that children already face a non-stop series of exams from the age of five to the time they finish their A-levels.

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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.