Established in 1999


Home - Entertainment - Music - Arts - Books - Short stories - News - Shopping - Games - Education - CollectiblesGet Singapore things - Media - TV/Radio - What's New - Health - Get something done in Singapore - Travel - Internet Stuff - Computers & Technology - Recruitment - Office - Companies - Stock - Unit Trusts - Banking & Finance - Associations & Clubs - Business - Online Directories - Local Talents - TelecommunicationAuctionsVirtual Cemetery - Virtual Singapore Postcards - BackPackers' Corner - Singaporean Cooking - Food - Free English Lessons - Free Domain Search - Hobbies & Crafts - Useful Services - Dating - Young People - Teenyboppers - Ah Boy & Ah Girl - Community - Forums - Mail Box Service - NetPals MORE

Founding - World War II - Our Gazetted Monuments - Sightseeing - Attractions - Explore Singapore - Museums - Visitors' SnapshotsVanishing Scenes - Eye On Singapore - Thanks For The Memories! - Internet cafes - Picture Gallery - Singapore Currency Notes

Horoscope: ASTROLOGY ZONE® by Susan Miller        Singapore Time







  Singapore Law





  Business Directory

  Permits & Passes




  Bank ATMs


  24-hour Outlets


  Getting Around 



What's New

Content Contributors

Net Dates

Revamped Ah Boy & Ah Girl Groups 

Hot Pets


China Classifieds

Hot Stuff arts & entertainment

Singapore Classifieds

Singapore Forums

My Private Space

Contributed Articles

Bad examples of English usage

Picture Gallery

Community Issues: If there is a war, why should we fight?

Local Talents: Artist CHNG Nai Wee

Local Talents: Sculptor HAN Sai Por

Local Talents: Celest CHONG

Community Issues: Not illegal for security guards to hold NRIC

Community Issues: Police to question man who blocked parked cars

Local Talents: NG Woon Lam - water colour artist

Singapore Shopping

Computers & Technology

Computers - Top Ten Viruses!

Computers - Free Online Virus Scanner

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

Visitors' Snapshots


BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

Internet cafes

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.

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...
Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

2nd-hand Watches
Shopping Complaints


The WEATHER on TUESDAY (26 Nov 2002): Showers with thunder are likely in the afternoon and early evening, mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Afternoon and early evening showers with thunder.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   3.46am  2.5m    2.11pm  2.8m      SUN Sunrise  6.51am    Sunset  6.54pm   MOON  Moonrise  -   Moonset  12.02pm    PSI: 22 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

Support us! Keep our Web site online.

Yesterday     Jan - Nov 2002     2001     2000     1999

Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

Looking for an address or phone number? Click HERE!

Education Minister speaks on the new JC Curriculum

Excerpt of speech by Minister for Education RADM TEO Chee Hean in Parliament on 25 Nov 2002


"...The new JC curriculum has three key features. First, JC education will be more broad-based. All students will do a contrasting subject outside their main area of specialisation.

"The objective of a more broad-based JC education is not to teach more facts about more things. The intention is to ensure our students acquire a strong grounding in the major families of disciplines and an understanding of different ways of knowing the world – scientific, mathematical, humanistic.

"Our students must have strong anchors in both the sciences, which seek the truths about the physical, social and biological worlds, as well as the humanities, which tell us about man’s search for individual meaning and social purpose.

"This will ensure students have a fuller understanding of the world around them – the physical world, the biological world, the social world, the world of human experiences, our past, our society, and ourselves – so that they are better able to draw on this to create their own future.

"Second, the new JC curriculum will do more to nurture knowledge skills – conceptual thinking skills, communications skills and a firm grasp of different modes of knowledge inquiry. In a globalised, technologically driven, fast-changing knowledge society, our young need to be critical and original thinkers, as well as to present their ideas cogently, persuasively and forcefully to win the contest of ideas.

"Today’s JC curriculum emphasises both process skills and content mastery, though more could be done. The various subject disciplines in JC education seek to deliver core skills such as communication skills, information and knowledge application skills, and thinking skills and creativity.

"Project Work has also been introduced since 2000 to develop inter-disciplinary learning, collaborative skills, independent thinking, and communication skills.

"The new JC curriculum will build on these changes. Project Work will be brought within the formal ‘A’ level framework and accorded the same standing as GP. The different modes of gathering, analysing and synthesising knowledge will be infused into existing subjects.
"We are introducing a new optional subject – Knowledge and Inquiry - to develop the conceptual abilities of our students to a higher level, and to have them critically analyse issues from different perspectives by drawing upon knowledge across disciplines.


Advertise your products


(140 x 130 pixels)

For details, click HERE!

Read-A-Thon Programme for children

Read more and win prizes!

14 Oct - 14 Dec 2002

National Library Board

NEW WEB SITES  is the Web site of the Singapore River Buskers Festival 2002.   The Civil Service has launched a Web site called Singapore Cvil Service Career Website which puts all available openings in the Government sector in full view of visitors to the Web site.  has an excellent collection of Diwali greeting cards which you will love to send to your loved ones.

Click New Web sites for the rest of the list.

Eye on Singapore

It's about people!

Current Issues Affecting Our Community

Clubpets - newest pet magazine launched

AIDS/HIV in Singapore - excerpt of speech: Dr Balai Sadasivan

United launches online award booking feature for Int'l Mileage Plus members

Eye č City - A Visual Account of the Last 24 Hours of 2002

Songs 2002 Finals

Holding on to win a Subaru Impreza car

The Unbeatables III - public promotion at Marina Square

Christmas Facades 2002

Use ATMs to exchange your ERS for cash  

Playworks - newest gaming magazine launched

Works for Pao Kun - Legend Alive

First - all-about-movies magazine launched

Singapore River Buskers Festival 2002

Christmas Trees 2002  

Living With Lydia: Lydia & screen family attend autograph-signing session

Singapore Civil Service Career Website - for Government job listings

Application for Lifetime Photocard Driving Licence

Do we need The Esplanade?  

Harvey Norman celebrates 1st birthday in Singapore

Prelim. employment, unemployment & retrenchment est. for 3rd qtr 2002

Singapore's current population trends 1971-2001

Book Review: Heart Work

Ah Boy & Ah Girl Groups - seeking ex-schoolmates

The Teacher's Dilemma

Has the National Library got to go?


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

We are now 4703 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays HARI RAYA PUASA is the next public holiday. It falls on 6 Dec 2002.


Letters to the Editor

Editor's Page

Comments about this Web site

Private Mail Service for busy globe-trotters

Need copywriting or editing for your company's brochures, in-house articles, reports, letters, etc? Tap into our expertise. E-mail for a discussion and pricing.


Tell us about your events

If you have an event or some news to share with our readers, e-mail us at

Content Contributors

Contribute an article

If you have a flair for writing and have written something you wish to share with our readers, send us your article. E-mail us at It can be on any topic, such as health, school life, etc.

Contributed Articles


Singapore Forums



Visit our

Message Boards

Click HERE!


This Web site is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


ePartners  |  Press  |  eMail Us  |  Permissions

Contact us at

Our Help Desk is now a paid service

Powered by

Copyright ©1999 - 2002  All rights reserved



27 November 2002

E-mail LOGIN

Tuesday's News



Global Cities


The Straits Times' history
Newspapers In Singapore