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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.


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     Asian Entrepreneur is a magazine that provides good advice for entrepreneurs - new or experienced. It has lessons on how to manage business in this Internet age. There are articles which help today's businessmen become e-commerce savvy.  

     Technopreneurs in search of angels for financial support will be happy to know that this magazine aims to be a channel for investors to contact investees. Information on selected venture-capital companies is included in each issue which is priced at an affordable S$6.

     Their March 2000 issue, in particular, has a serialisation of that highly popular book High Tech Start Up by John Nesheim, which is a bit costly to buy at S$86. But, entrepreneurs interested in high-tech start-ups can take heart that Asian Entrepreneur has not only made it possible for them to take advantage of John Nesheim's experience at no extra cost to them, but also arranged for the gist of his book to be fed to them in easy instalments for even easier reading. Plus, if you have a question for Mr Nesheim,  you can even e-mail him through Asian Entrepreneur.

  So, if you are looking for success, Asian Entrepreneur is " the manual for success."

 We welcome your comments. Please e-mail the editor at editor@getforme.com . Thank you.


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COMING SOON NEW WEBSITES! On 25 Mar 2000, new website speed.com.sg will be launched. It connects you with the latest and hottest cars, new and used cars, auctions....Click Speed.com.sg for a preview.

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.

A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.

A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

We are now 343 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

New! M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.


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Direct all your e-mail, faxes, and voice messages to a single mailbox. To access these messages from your computer, simply log onto the OneM@il website. Alternatively, you can call 1383 (Overseas call 399 1383) and listen to your e-mail and voice messages on any phone.

Visit OneM@il for a 30-day FREE trial now.

Internet Photo Printing Services at Suntec City

Digital photo printing 3R S$1.50, 4R S$1.80, 5R S$4, 6R S$6, 8R S$8.

T-shirt S$20, Mug S$20, Coaster S$5, A2 puzzle S$15.

Colour copying A2 S$1, A3 S$2

3 Temasek Boulevard #03-026G Suntec City Mall Tel: (65) 837 2832 Fax: (65) 837 2830 E-mail: photoprints@pacific.net.sg 


NATIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING: National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan told Parliament on 7 Mar 2000 that the National Library Building in Stamford Road would have to go.

  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.


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NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 


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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture. 

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Once a week, our roving editor will take you to a different part of Singapore to take in the sights.

Our maiden trip takes place this Saturday 25 Mar 2000, when the first sightseeing trip takes you to the North Bridge Road area. Follow our editor as he combs the streets that dot the area.


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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. 

Exploring Singapore

New! Watch this space on Sat  25 Mar 2000

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Today Tuesday 21 Mar 2000

In Singapore

Two engineers, Bill Hong Keng Chee and Joseph Huang Wei Liang, were yesterday given the maximum fines for defective design and work lapses which had led to a roof collapse during the construction of Compassvale Primary School in June last year.

The deputy managing director of public-listed Eltech Electronics, Lee Tat Meng, 49, has been charged with insider trading, by dumping his shares when he learnt that the company was facing worse-than-expected losses.

Singapore's non-oil domestic exports rose by an unexpectedly strong 18.8% last month to S$7.8 billion, signalling a return to fast-track expansion after January's slow growth.

An internet poll in which 647 persons responded by 6pm yesterday  identified Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza as the leading choice for the Speakers' Corner, followed by the Padang.

A man who secretly filmed a woman showering and another using his master bedroom toilet was fined a total of S$2000 yesterday. Albert Tay Beng Guan, 35, a market research manager, pleaded guilty to two charges of insulting their modesty and was fined S$1000 on each count.

A 17-year-old boy was beaten and stabbed outside the Mandarin Hotel on Sunday and is now fighting for his life.


Taipei: Taiwan's stock market yesterday suffered severe selling pressure amid political uncertainty as protesters continued to demand President Lee Teng-Hui's resignation as Kuomintang (KMT) chairman.

Brisbane, Australia: A woman charged with raping a man walked free from court on Monday after the alleged victim decided against proceeding with the complaint.

Around the world

London: The new independent counsel in charge of various long running probes connected with President Bill Clinton has declared he is hiring more investigators to determine whether to seek criminal charges in matters, including the Monica Lewinsky affair.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.


The Editor

Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com