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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.
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RFID Borrowing Stations at the library
Take a stroll
with our photographer down
to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the
Stamford Road route.
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If you are a
member of the library, you will no doubt be familiar with the
Borrowing Stations at the branches which scan the books you are
borrowing and issue you with a receipt straightaway. However,
you will need to slide the book across a pad on the base of the
Station so that the scanner can read the identification tag.
This is a great improvement over the previous method which
required you to queue at a manned counter, a practice which some
of you who prefer the anonymity of machines would dislike
news - a new generation of Borrowing Stations has been installed
at The National Library Board's branches. These libraries are
Bukit Batok, Toa Payoh and Marine Parade Community Libraries;
and library@orchard in Ngee Ann City. These Stations
conveniently remove the need for you to slide the book across
the pad on the base. All you need to do is place the book on the
pad as the Station uses radio frequency technology to process
the transaction - great convenience indeed! Just don't forget to
collect your receipt.
Library has always sought to make the borrowing of its books so
much easier and faster, and these Borrowing Stations are just
some examples of their efforts put into practice. So, try to
visit these libraries when you are in the area.
While you are
there, visit their cafe for a cuppa (available only at Toa Payoh,
Marine Parade and library@orchard while you thumb through the
pages of your favourite novel.
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BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN
Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct
1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema
complex. It was completed in 1941.
YELLOWTOP taxi fares have gone up! CITYCAB fares will
only go up on 26 Jun 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in
CityCab & TIBS taxis in the meantime.
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Tuesday 20 June 2000
Two siblings were brutally
attacked by an axe-wielding neighbour at their Jalan Kukoh home, off
Chin Swee Road, on Sunday night. The attacker later surrendered to the
A British frigate
commissioned by the late Princess Diana, which is on a round-the-globe
voyage, sailed into Singapore waters yesterday. The HMS Cornwall, with a
crew of 270, will take part in the Five Power Defence Arrangement
exercise, also involving Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand.
Tokyo: Ex-prime minister and
political kingmaker Noboru Takeshita died here yesterday after a long
illness, his death marking the passing of an era in Japanese politics
over which he long dominated.
Around the world
Dover: The discovery of the
bodies of 58 suspected illegal immigrants in the back of a refrigerated
truck in Dover - victims of a smuggling scam that went horribly wrong -
has prompted an international investigation and calls for stronger
co-operation to end the traffic in asylum seekers.
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The Singapore Sling was
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The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000
dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due
mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of
transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.
The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by
measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased
commonly by most households.
The Government has forecast that inflation will
be within 2% this year.