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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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Raymond Han

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The WEATHER TODAY: Slightly hazy and warm. Showers with thunder in the morning, mainly over northern, and western Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  12.11am 2.8m  1.46pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 6.56 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise 9.39pm  Moonset  9.09am   PSI: 20 (good) TEMPERATURE: 26-34  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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  Singapore's only public archery centre is open daily from 10am - 3am at Marina Square. Universal Archery occupies 18 000 sq ft of space, in which it provides a 13/15-metre shooting range, a 18-metre range, a bowshop and a cafe.

  The 13/15-metre range can accommodate up to 48 shooters at any one time. It has an automatic replacement and arrow recovery system so shooters are spared the chore of picking up their arrows after each shoot. It also has CCTVs to track scores and let shooters take a closer look at their arrows on the targets. Experienced and professional archers can move on to their 18-metre range.

  The bowshop has a selection of equipment and accessories for both the beginner and the professional archer.

  Prices for the shooting games start at as little as S$5 for 18 arrows, rental of bow and safety accessories. They also have special packages for company events. Why not pay them a visit and enjoy the thrill of sending an arrow through the air in air-conditioned comfort?

  Universal Archery 6 Raffles Boulevard #03-236/243 Marina Square Singapore 039594. Hotline:(65) 773 3333  Fax: (65) 736 3333. Their website is Just A Click Away at UniversalArchery.

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Universal Archery Funshoot  is the place to go to if you want to shoot some arrows using a bow., which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, was launched on 17 May 2000. provides web hosting as well as e-mail services.

Bonfield for second-hand branded watches. They buy, sell, restore and repair watches.

wakai koi specialises in Japanese Koi. specialises in Arowana, an ornamental fish.  specialises in Victorian, period and modern wedding gowns. is an emergency online medical information storage website. It provides a LifeCard on which is printed an access code allowing medical personnel to access your medical information on the Internet or by fax. You get an ID and password. 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). 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.


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

We are now 572 pages thick and growing.

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

Int'l Discus Competition & Home Aquarium Show at Great World City 17 - 21 May 2000


Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

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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.

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. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

The Great Singapore Sale is on from 26 May - 9 Jul 2000.

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

See Entertainment for more local happenings!


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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. 

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

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 Sunday 21 May 2000

Figures from the Ministry of Community Development and Sports (MCDS) show that the number of Singapore men marrying foreign women went up from 3830 in 1997 to 4272 in 1998. And, in both years, about nine in ten men were non-graduates. When it comes to picking his foreign bride, the single man's top choices are Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Thailand and India. 


Taipei: Chen's inaugural speech fails to appease China.   

Around the world

London: Mrs Cherie Blair, the 45-year-old wife of the British Prime Minister, gave birth to a baby boy, named Leo after Mr Tony Blair's father, yesterday in a London hospital and then went straight home to recuperate.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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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.


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.