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The WEATHER on TUESDAY (11 Jun 2002): Showers with thunder in the afternoon over most areas.     WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Late morning and afternoon showers are expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 12.18am  2.4m   11.07pm  2.9m    SUN Sunrise  6.59am    Sunset 7.10pm   MOON  Moonrise  7.01am   Moonset   7.32pm   PSI: 28 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-34 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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New HDB Hub opens in Toa Payoh Central

The entire HDB's 5,000-strong staff at Jalan Bukit Merah are now working out of the HDB's new S$380-million headquarters in Toa Payoh Central, at the site of the former bus interchange. HDB Hub comprises a 33-storey office tower, an office podium, a shopping mall and an air-conditioned bus interchange. 

Yesterday marked the first day the new HDB Hub opened for business. We were there to witness the soft opening of the place so that we could take first-day pictures of it for your benefit.

Getting to the new HQ is simply a breeze, and you don't even need to get out into the open. Just take the MRT and alight at Toa Payoh station, walk up into the new air-con Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and enter the building through a side entrance at the bus interchange.

When you enter the podium atrium, which has three levels, you will see the sales counters. Take a number and settle into the semi-circular seats while waiting for your turn. Resale counters are located on the second level. The fire insurance and power supply counters are also found here. 

The third level is where you go to for carpark, markets & hawkers, and rental housing matters. There are reception counters conveniently situated on all three levels. These are manned by very polite and helpful customer officers. If you are hungry, take the lift down to Basement 1 and choose from the different varieties of food in the Gourmet Paradise foodcourt. 

Besides the HDB's own units, the 56,000 sq m HDB Hub has 26 office units and 75 retail and service units, including anchor tenant Popular Bookstore.

For a walking tour of the new HDB Hub, click HERE!

Its main telephone number is (65) 6490 1111.

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We received our 

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on 28 Jan 2002!

Highest daily hits: 30,783

on 8 Apr 2002

Highest weekly hits: 159,288

for 3 - 9 Jun 2002

Yesterday's hits: 24,096

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Site + Sight: Translating Cultures

7 June - 26 July 2002

An exhibition organised by Earl Lu Gallery, LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts

List of participating artists/events


The Dumpling Festival is here again!

NEW WEBSITES  is an online travel service launched on 30 May 2002. Travellers who use it can slice an average of 20 per cent, and up to 30 per cent, off regular air ticket and hotel prices. But customers cannot pick a specific airline or hotel as this will be selected by Priceline from its pool of partners - 25 airlines and more than 8,000 hotels around the world., has brief details of men and women on the market for a spouse. There is no limit to how many people they can choose, but the other party must consent before they meet. The web site is run by the Social Development Unit's Choice Match dating service.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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It's about people!

Current Issues Affecting Our Community

Ministry of Foreign Affairs statement: India & Pakistan agencies

Singapore Duck Tours - Asia's 1st & only amphibious attraction - opens

National Day Parade - Pre-Parade Segment

Singapore celebrates 35 years of national service

Singapore's first air-con bus interchange opens in Toa Payoh

NetValue: Soccer fever spreads to cyberspace

Singapore receives first AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter

A Remaking of Rules on Censorship: Minister David LIM's interview with The Straits Times 13 May 2002

Keeping the Hualorhan (Part 1)

Windsurfing - walking on water

Asian Internet surfers obsessed with porn sites

Navy Exhibition - The Transformation

Hualorhan (Flower Horn fish) rage continues unabated

Merlion settles into new home at One Fullerton

Singapore Budget 2002

Ah Boy & Ah Girl Alumni - seeking ex-schoolmates

The Teacher's Dilemma

Has the National Library got to go?


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Please sign our guestbook... Thank you.

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

We are now 4096 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on 9 Aug 2002.


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