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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.

Chinese            77%

Malays             14%

Indians            7.6%

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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The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the afternoon. Partly cloudy thereafter. OUTLOOK  Late morning and early afternoon showers are expected for the next two days. WATER TIDES High tide  12.24am 2.8m  2.07pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.00 am Sunset 7.13 pm MOON Moonrise 9.59pm  Moonset  9.30am  PSI: 27 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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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 greatly.

  More good 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.

  The National 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.

  Their website is Just A Click Away at National Library.

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

NEW WEBSITES

Sashasbears.com sells all types of teddy bears.

CreationStreet.com is a renovation portal which puts you in contact with renovation contractors, suppliers and designers. There's even an auction section as well as classifieds.

e-mart.com.sg is a virtual supermarket. It has a wide variety of quality and fresh products. There is free delivery for orders above S$70. It is the online arm of Singapore Food Industries Ltd.

8daysonline.com is the website of local Entertainment & Television Weekly magazine.

Snow City is the website of a new attraction, Snow City, in sunny Singapore.

MotorSales.com.sg  sells bikes from Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and others.

SingaporeMint.com.sg is the website of The Singapore Mint which sells banknotes, cashcards, phonecards, MRT cards, coins and other collectibles.

ClarkeQuay.com.sg is the website of Clarke Quay Festival Village, a shopping mall converted from godowns.

fundsupermart.com offers unit trusts.

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

one-99shop.com is coming to you soon! This shop already has nine branches selling everything at S$1.99 each. Items range from crockery, utensils, confectionery,  household accessories, artificial flowers to Hello Kitty stationery.

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

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 752 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

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GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Societies/Clubs:

*Wakeboard Association (Singapore)  168 Lentor Loop #11-06 Singapore 789098 (1 Jun 2000)

*Zhejiang University Alumni Association (Singapore)  Wintec Laser Technology Pte Ltd Blk 203B Henderson Rd #10-12 Henderson Industrial Pk Singapore 159548 (2 Jun 2000)

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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

Singapore Government Website   Police Ministry Of Education  Consular Matters & Migrating (known as permanent residency)

Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

Settling-In Assistance: For foreigners who intend to study, work and live in Singapore

Tel: (65) 323 8402

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

The 17-storey 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.

COMFORT & 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.

EscapeArtist.Com  The website on overseas living for international job seekers and expatriates.  

ExpatSingapore  For expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent information on Singapore.  

ContactSingapore  Step-by-step guide to applying for a job, flying into Singapore, getting an employment pass, and applying for visas for your spouse and children. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation "Tien An Men" made from 2 million matchsticks Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)10am - 10pm. Now till 25 Jun 2000.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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. 

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The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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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 police.

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.

Asia

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.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

SINGAPORE SLING

30ml Gin

15ml Cherry Brandy

120ml Pineapple Juice

15ml Lime Juice

7.5ml Cointreau

7.5ml Dom Benedictine

10ml Grenadine

A dash of Angostura Bitters

Garnish with a slice of pineapple & cherry

The Singapore Sling was created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.

ECONOMY

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.