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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.

 

The Editor

Raymond Han

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

 

What's New on our website

Recent Property Transactions

Our National Library

Radio Music Awards

Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

Banking News

Currency Weekly Closing Rates

Family

House Agents' CEHA

Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the morning and early afternoon affecting most areas. OUTLOOK  Afternoon showers are expected for the next two days. WATER TIDES High tide  0.58am 2.8m  2.43pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.01 am Sunset 7.13 pm MOON Moonrise 10.45am  Moonset  10.18pm  PSI: 45 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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  In a land-scarce country, such as Singapore, property investments are a logical choice. But, property prices go up and down in tandem with the economy.

  No matter which part of the world we may be in, if we have invested in a Singapore property, it is prudent to keep abreast of property prices as a matter of practice.

 It will not hurt us to spare a few minutes a week to go through a list of recent property transactions in the district where our property is located. In fact, it does us a world of good, as we remain properly informed of the market value of our property.

  For this reason, our website has started a new section which provides details of recent property transactions in the different districts. We hope you will find this new section a help to you.

  Recent Property Transactions can be found in our Accommodation category on the left of this page.

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

NEW WEBSITES

meet-in-singapore.com.sg lets you find out all about exhibitions, conventions and meetings happening in Singapore. You can also get free brochures on meetings, incentive travel, conventions an the exhibition industry.

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.

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 754 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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

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Fireworks Display

 

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

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 Wednesday 21 June 2000

Singapore's health care system ranked 6th in the World Health Organisation's first global analysis of health systems. Japan was 10th. They are the only Asian countries in the top 50 countries.

A record six Singaporeans have been awarded the prestigious Fulbright scholarship this year. This year's scholars are Mr Derek Ho, Mr Yip Wei Kiat, Ms Eugenia Tan, Mr Paul Chua, Mr Koh Choon Heng and Mr Eric Yap. Singapore has produced 200 Fulbright scholars so far, averaging about two or three a year.

Asia

Kuala Lumpur: The Nipah virus, which killed more than 100 Malaysians last year, may have surfaced with the detection of the deadly virus on several pig farms in Perak.

Around the world

Pebble Beach, California: Tiger Woods won the US Open by 15 strokes - the biggest margin ever in a major golf championship - on Sunday.

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.