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The WEATHER on TUESDAY (30 Apr 2002): Showers with thunder in the afternoon affecting most areas.   WEATHER OUTLOOK:  WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Showers with thunder in the afternoon can be expected.   WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 12.28am  3.0m   2.01pm  2.8m    SUN Sunrise  6.57am    Sunset 7.07pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.18pm   Moonset   9.43am   PSI: 48 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 25-33 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.

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  United Airlines scored double distinctions at the Golden Web Awards 2002. The airlines' Singapore website,, was awarded the “Best Airline Web Site”, and the “Grand Winner” for scoring the highest all-round marks across all 10 categories and four criteria.

  Mr. Bill Byrne, general manager of United Airlines Singapore, said, “We are elated to be recognized in this manner.  This is a great honor to United and it recognizes our customer commitment, which addresses all areas of travel experience.  Apart from providing comfort and safety – the basic elements in traveling – United understands and is aware that our customers’ traveling experience encompasses more.  In fact, it starts right from the point customers plan their itineraries and book their air tickets.”

  Organized by TravelWeekly East, one of the leading travel trade publications in Asia Pacific, the Golden Web Awards recognize the best of travel and travel-related Web sites in the region.  The Awards focuses on four key factors crucial to the success of any travel Web sites – Accessibility; Content; Ease of doing business; and Appropriateness of Web site to the business.

  The objective of the Golden Web Awards is to provide the industry an opportunity to review their Web strategies.  Entries had to include clear descriptions of the business models, functionalities, as well as underline the features on the Web sites.  Points were given on how the Web sites made business sense, user-friendliness, and contribution to the revenue of the organization.

  The Awards also boasted a panel of judges of international Internet experts, who are also senior business executives and avid travelers.

  Ms Yeoh Siew Hoon, editorial director of TravelWeekly East, said, “This website is one of the few best cases in e-commerce in the travel industry because it does not use technology for technology's sake but relies on it to deliver business functions and generate significant revenue for the organization."

  Mr. James Brennan, Vice-President – Pacific-South of United, said, “United is committed to the development of the travel industry in Asia and today our effort is recognized through this prestigious award.  However, we will not rest on our laurels and as we speak, United is creating more innovations all for our customers’ comfort and convenience”.

  The Golden Web Awards 2002 ten entry categories are: Hotels (single); Hotels (group); Airlines; National Tourism Organization (NTOs); Travel products; Outbound operators; Inbound operators; Travel portals (B2B); Travel portals (B2C); and Events suppliers.

  United Airlines offers about 1,700 flights a day on a network that spans the globe. In Singapore, United operates daily flight to Tokyo and Hong Kong from April 8, connecting to a number of U.S. gateways including Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and Honolulu.

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All business and residential telephone numbers in Singapore now have a new prefix "6". Our new telephone numbers are 62824221 and 62814785 (fax).

NEW WEBSITES  is a florist established in 1997. It started online but now has both an online website and a brick-and-mortar shop in Katong Shopping Centre. It now supports a growing world-wide customer base. Ginflowers specialises in hand bouquets, floral baskets and special gift items. It provides delivery in Singapore only.  is the website of Sculpture Square – a non-profit, independent arts organisation. It is Singapore’s only art space dedicated to sculpture and other contemporary 3-dimensional arts. Their mission is to be a viable hub where contemporary art can be viewed, critically evaluated, promoted and presented to the public.

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