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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 Driving Schools
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Water-Tide Table For Singapore
Members of the Housing & Development Board
Mail Box Service
New Justices of Peace
Local Talents (Comedy/Music/
Writing) Siva Choy
Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi
Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai
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Conventions & Exhibitions
National Arts Council Members
Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members
Singapore Power on hike in power
Food Stalls Suspended From
Motor-vehicle COE Insurance
Nanyang Technological University Vital
Statistics for 2000
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The WEATHER on MONDAY: Partly cloudy in the
morning. Periods of showers
with thunder in the afternoon and early evening over many areas. WEATHER
OUTLOOK: TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Afternoon showers expected. WATER TIDES
(this month) High tide 7.01am 2.5m 6.13pm
2.6m SUN Sunrise 6.49am Sunset 6.52pm MOON Moonrise
2.09am Moonset 2.34pm PSI: 38 (good) TEMPERATURE:
24-31 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore
time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel:
(65) 542 7788.
Yesterday November 2000 Jul-Oct 2000 Jan-Jun 2000 1999
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Monday with the Editor
Ten days ago,
MediaCorp, together with a few partners, launched Singapore's newest newspaper, TODAY, a
tabloid targeted at bus and MRT commuters in Singapore.
pitted against STREATS, another tabloid which also targets bus
and MRT commuters. STREATS, incidentally, is owned by Singapore
Press Holdings (SPH).
So, we have
TODAY and STREATS locking horns in competitive bidding for
readers' attention. Both tabloids are distributed free to
commuters, and therefore depend on advertising revenue to
Interestingly, SPH has been given the licence to run two
broadcasting channels under the umbrella of its new SPH
MediaWorks. These channels provide healthy competition for
MediaCorp, which hitherto has been a monopoly in the
However, the public has seen some
friction between the two rival groups surface in recent days. A
Straits Times reader wrote to the Forum, The Straits Times, to
express his unhappiness with MediaCorp's TCS channels for not
broadcasting The Million Dollar Duck Race organised by The
Straits Times (owned by SPH) on 12 Nov 2000. He had waited in
vain for news of the event to hit the television screen that
evening. MediaCorp furnished a reply on 18 Nov 2000 explaining
that their non-coverage of the Duck Race was due to an editorial
judgement made impartially on a day when there were other
pressing news events. Excerpts of the letters can be seen HERE.
there will be more news-making events coming out of the
We received our 700,000th hit
on 16 Nov 2000!
Get For Me
Singapore will be ONE year old on 28 Nov 2000
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is a new property portal which lets you tap the combined
resources of blue-chip developers and consultants. Its
shareholders are Pidemco Land, CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang
Lasalle, City Developments Ltd and MCL Land.
is the website of A21, a power-packed, real-time and e-commerce
enabled accounting software. Integrated with A2000 CartREADY,
A21 allows you to set up an electronic storefront, conduct
e-business transactions, and manage all your accounting
information in one system.
Singapore has a comprehensive list of suppliers of corporate
and premium gifts, such as stationery, mugs, watches, crystal,
and writing instruments, for both corporate and retail
specialises in exclusive vacation villas and castles in Tuscany.
is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates &
Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.
is an Internet Services, Web- building, E-commerce applications,
Email and Domain Name Hosting website.
TheFatSpot.com.sg is a
home entertainment website. You can rent DVD videos from them @
S$5 per disc. Free home delivery if you order 3 or more discs.
Otherwise you can pick them up at any of their authorised local
Net-temps.com A world
of jobs, neatly packaged
is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It
currently offers online business checking accounts and business
tools, such as a virtual office.
is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.
or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper
which hit the streets
on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).
is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
Click New Websites for the rest of the
BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in
The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
We are now 1,576 pages thick and growing.
Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 2000.
Madam Kang's Kitchen Message
Cemetery Warren Message Board
Registration for national
service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between
13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep
2000. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983,
registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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.
Services Relocating to
Presented by Act 3 7 - 25 Nov 2000 Act 3
Theatre, 126 Cairnhill Rd Singapore 229707 Tickets at S$12 (best suited
for 4 years and above) Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or
click SISTIC For enquiries,
please contact Act 3 at Tel: (65) 734 9090
Open Day at Singapore Art Museum Sunday 26 Nov 2000. Courtesy of TIME
magazine, entry to the museum is FREE that day. First 1000 museum
visitors receive exclusive TIME gifts. Highlights: Ballroom Dancing,
Children workshops, Aromatherapy Talk...
Choreography: Goh Choo San Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre
13*, 14, 15 & 16 Dec 2000 8pm Kallang Theatre
*Ballet Ball - Donation of S$300, S$500, S$1000 per seat. Tickets at
S$48, S$42, S$36, S$28 & S$18. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65)
348 5555 or click SISTIC. For
more information, please click SDT.
On Ice 2000
19 - 22 Dec 2000 Singapore Indoor Stadium 2pm, 5pm, & 8pm. 18 Dec 2000 Mandarin only
Admission is free.
Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC (after 5 Dec)
See Entertainment for more information on
11 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.
Tourist Arrival Statistics
Rent A Car
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Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide,
please click HERE.
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Things you should know
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aware of - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World...
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The Straits Times' history
15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.