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The WEATHER on TUESDAY (27 Aug 2002): Partly cloudy and slightly hazy. Showers with thunder are likely in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, central and western Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Slightly hazy. Isolated late morning and early afternoon showers expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   1.15am  2.9m   1.50pm  2.5m      SUN Sunrise  7.02am    Sunset 7.11pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.22pm   Moonset   10.02am    PSI: 54 (moderate)   TEMPERATURE: 26-32 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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NetValue Survey: A Snapshot On Emailing In Singapore

Singapore internet users(1) have, besides the internet service providers (ISPs) and internet portals, been mainly exposed to emails(2) from the banking/finance and employment websites.
According to international research unit NetValue, the ISPs and portals have been most active in reaching out to internet users through emails in the month of June.
This is not surprising since the ISPs provide email service to their subscribers while portals such as MSN and Yahoo provide free email account to internet surfers. However, it is interesting to note that banking/finance and employment e-sectors have also been active in reaching out to internet users in Singapore via emails.

Data for June revealed that the ISPs and Portals have sent out more than 800,000 and 1 million emails to about 260,000 and 186,000 internet users, respectively. As for the banking and finance sector, about 260,000 emails have been dispatch to 97,000 individuals while the employment sector has forwarded about 448,000 emails to 84,000 internet users. On average, each internet users has received 5 emails from employment websites and 3 emails from the banking and finance websites.

“Besides job availability, some of the emails from employment websites provide updated information on recruitment fairs and employment seminars in Singapore. As for the banking and finance sectors, emails are widely use as an advertising channel to reach out to prospective customers or cross-sell to existing ones,” said Dr Jack Loo, president of NetValue (Asia).

[1] The research is based on NetValue’s study on a panel of more than 5,000 (representative) Internet household users in Singapore.

[2] These emails refer to SMTP and POP3 only.


NEW WEBSITES  A new Web site which will translate into Chinese the names of Singapore attractions, like the Padang and Night Safari, as well as computer terms, like gigabyte. It has been set up with a S$50,000 grant from the Singapore Press Holding's Chinese Language Journalism Fund. Maintained by, the online edition of Lianhe Zaobao.  Zuji, meaning footprint in Chinese, is the name of a new online travel portal that has opened in Asia Pacific - in Singapore and Australia.

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The Public Utilities Board (PUB) confirmed yesterday it had written to the Real Estate Development Association of Singapore, to inform it that developers will be required to provide a dedicated pipe system in all new commercial and industrial projects to accept Newater. For those locations where the Newater pipeline network will only be available after 2011, companies need to set aside space for when the new pipelines are laid. By January 2003, more than 68 million litres of Newater will be produced daily. It will go up to more than 250 million litres a day by 2012. (1)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) yesterday said it had changed the rules to allow motorists to change their existing licence plate number. All they need do is place a minimum bid of S$1,000 for the number and pay S$300 for each replacement. Previously, motorists could only bid for a new number if they were switching to a new vehicle. Motorists can bid at  (H3)

A man was yesterday sentenced to nine months' jail and ordered to be given three strokes of the cane for outraging the modesty of his maid. Salim Hassan, 45, had crept into his maid's room in the early hours of the morning and touched her private parts, through a blanket, while she was sleeping in his Yishun Street 22 flat. Salim was arrested 10 days after his wife took the maid to lodge a police report. (H4)

More than one in three remisiers at DBS Vickers Securities defected to rival brokerages in the past four months, following a high-profile dispute at the firm involving its online trading clients. Latest figures from the Singapore Exchange (SGX) show the latest tally of resignations at the firm to be 154, or nearly four times the number previously disclosed. The firm now employs around 300 remisiers - down from its original sales force of about 400 remisiers before the dispute. (A18)


Kuala Lumpur: Anti-Malaysian sentiment has been on the boil in Jakarta since the Mahathir administration's tougher stance against workers found without proper travel or work documents here, after an amnesty ended at midnight on July 31. A small group of Indonesians showed their anger yesterday, pushing down the main gate of the Malaysian Embassy in Jakarta and setting fire to the Malaysian flag. (3)



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London: A record 54 per cent of Britons want to go to another country to start a new life if they could, a survey by You-Gov, the respected Internet opinion polling organisation, has revealed. Their reasons included a belief that health services abroad were better, homes cheaper and that countries, such as Spain and France - their top destinations - had a more affordable way of life. (4)



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