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|Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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.
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Singapore sets up World's first Wills Registry
Singapore has scored a world's first by setting up a new wills
registry here. The Ministry of Law set up a
confidential Wills Registry on 1 January 2001 to act as a
central information centre for all wills that are drawn
up, of which notice has been given to the Public Trustee.
For the first time in Singapore, solicitors can deposit
information pertaining to a will in a government
depository and approved persons may conduct searches for
such information. The Registry is managed by the Public
the administration of a deceased’s estate, the
administrator or executor has to first ascertain whether
the deceased has left behind a will. In many cases, the
next-of-kin or beneficiary believes that the deceased
has drawn up a will but does not have a copy of it or
lacks information as to which solicitor drew up the
will. The present practice is that solicitors resort to
advertising in legal journals seeking knowledge of the
whereabouts of wills made by individuals.
The setting up of a Wills
Registry as a central depository will make the
administration of estate matters smoother and more
efficient. It will be beneficial to solicitors in
obtaining information on a will previously drawn up or any
subsequent will to be drawn up. Solicitors are strongly
encouraged to make the depositing of information on wills
a routine practice when carrying out legal work in estate
matters such as the drafting of wills.
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Besides introductions on the food, places, culture and customs
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is all about getting bagtags to help you find your lost luggage.
All you need do is purchase the bagtags, with unique serial
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range from S$15nett(dorm beds) to S$72nett(deluxe rooms).
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is a members-driven club and organises riding trips to Malaysia
World66.com is the open-source
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is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates &
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Holidays HARI RAYA
the next public holiday. It falls on Tuesday 6 March 2001.
12 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.
Practice Lecture on Arts and Culture by Prof. Yee Chang Hai
24 Feb 2001 Creative
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31 International Business Park Singapore
2.30 pm sharp
$25.75 (incl. of GST), $15.45 (students concession)
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will leave Jurong East MRT (opposite Popular Bookstore) every 15
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