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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

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What's New on our website

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi


Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

The WEATHER TODAY Showers with thunder in the early afternoon over many areas. Partly cloudy thereafter. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon thundery showers are expected over Friday and Saturday. WATER TIDES High tide 4.24am 2.3m  3.41pm 2.6m  SUN Sunrise 6.55 am Sunset 7.01 pm MOON Moonrise  12.35am  Moonset  1.07pm  PSI: 38 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-31  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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Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

       The Latest Buzz In The Singapore Stock Market

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  The Securities Investors Association of Singapore is presenting an investment seminar on "The Latest Buzz In The Singapore Stock Market" on Saturday 30 Sep 2000 from 2pm - 5pm at the Grand Hyatt Singapore (Grand Ballroom).

  A total of three speakers from the securities industry will be updating the participants on topics as varied as the Singapore Economy and the New Economy.

  Speaker 1: Liew Yin Sze, Chief Economist, J.M. Sassoon Group. (Get the latest update on the Singapore Economy and what do the emerging trends and issues mean for the stock market in the short to medium term)

  Speaker 2: Lim Eng Hai, Research Director, J.M. Sasson. (The latest buzz in Singapore Stock Market and how you can participate in it)

  Speaker 3: Claudia Zeisberger, CEO of TTS Asia. (Forecasting in the New Economy using advanced technical analysis to increase revenue from Stock Portfolios)

  Participants may also be able to find out the best way to participate in and profit from the latest buzz in the Singapore Stock Market.

  The seminar is free for all SIAS members and J.M. Sassoon customers. Others need to pay a S$50 fee. Admission is by tickets only and seats are limited. Tickets will be issued on a first-come-first- served basis. To register for tickets, please contact Cynthia Goh at Tel: (65) 227 2683 or e-mail  Registration closes on 25 Sep 2000.   

We received our 500,000th hit early this morning!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES is an online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags, cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures) is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and accessories. provides you with more choices in buying and selling cars, car insurance, car care and a whole range of services. is an online hub which facilitates and manages the whole spectrum of business processes in the construction industry. You can access information on tenders, HDB, classifieds as well as suppliers and contractors. is a one-stop unit trust portal; includes detailed and comprehensive information on Singapore funds industry. is an on-line, one-stop, one-source, lifestyle portal for women in Asia, focusing on personal well-being. Read a wealth of information, go shopping, search specialised services, create your own personal e-blackbook and win prizes. does web-design, hosting and promotions.

Swadhin Productions is an independent performing arts promoter.  Inaugurated this year (2000), the company aims to organise creative, experimental and quality performances in Singapore & other parts of Asia. For more information, please contact Swadhin Productions at Tel: (65) 366 0234 Fax: (65) 363 3097. 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). has gone online! 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. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch date is 21 Sep 2000.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,310 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' 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.


New Banking Licence:

*Hana Bank (Not. 2529 dated 15 Sep 2000)

Change of name of insurance company:

*Axa Reinsurance Asia Pte Ltd to Axa Corporate Solutions Asia Pacific Pte Limited from 1 Sep 2000 (Not. No. 2556 dated 18 Sep 2000). 

New Address:

*Cougars Adventure Club  56 Bukit Batok East Ave 5 #09-01 Singapore 659804 (8 Aug 2000)

*Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs (Singapore)  228B Sims Ave Singapore 387507 (10 Aug 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The OG Building at People's Park, along with its overhead Bridge is being demolished from 30 Aug - 15 Sep 2000.


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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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?

Alarms And Excursions  -  A comedy by Michael Frayn  Directed by Nick Perry. A Stage Club Presentation  41 Malcolm Rd Singapore 308276.  27 - 30 Sep 2000  8pm  Drama Centre. Tickets at S$20 - S$30.

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

Ambient Asia “Chilled-out grooves and traditional cool”  22 Sep 2000     The Courtyard, National Library at Stamford Rd   7pm  End your day on an eclectic note with the unique music of  two of Asia’s top instrumentalists, Sara T and Jessica, on erhu, sanxian and pipa.  An exotic blend of club sounds and dance beats rendered from traditional Chinese instruments. Admission is Free.  Everyone's welcome

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

7 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.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


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Thursday 21 Sep 2000

The Government has awarded Keppel Fels Energy Supply and SemCorp Power licences to operate in the "retail electricity market". This means that households and businesses can pick from three electricity suppliers, including the present supplier, Power Supply. The new suppliers will be allowed to supply electricity in two phases. Phase One, which starts from the middle of next year, will see the opening up of the electricity market which caters to big industrial and commercial users. Phase Two will extend the plan to the rest of the nation, including households, by 2003.

In the first such case to come before the Singapore courts, LIM Siong Khee, 29, was sentenced to five months' jail for accessing his ex-girlfriend's e-mail account illegally. This is the first time anyone here has been convicted of accessing an e-mail account illegally. LIM, who said he would appeal against the conviction, is out on S$10,000 bail. The court heard that LIM and Cindy CHONG, 26, a journalist with the Chinese-language daily Lianhe Zaobao, became a couple while on a working trip in Europe last year. When they returned, she ended their relationship. She began to get nuisance calls and obsene e-mail. In May last year, he gained access to her e-mail account and used it to send obsene and threatening e-mail to her and also to her friends, in her name.

All Primary Six pupils can retake the English Language listening comprehension examination again next month, after a glitch left many unable to hear the tapes used in schools last weekend. For all pupils who take the test again, the Ministry of Education will use the better of the two results for the Primary School Leaving Examination. If a pupil does not want to do the test again, the result from last weekend's exam will be used. The second test will be held on 14 October 2000.

The Agri-food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) said yesterday that it had been informed by Britain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF) that Singapore was now accepted as a rabies-free island under the Pet Travel Scheme. An AVA spokesman said records showed that Singapore had been free from the animal virus since 1953. Pet dogs and cats can travel freely to Britain under  the new quarantine-free scheme from February 2001. Pet owners can call the City Veterinary Centre at Tel. No. 227 0670 for more information.


Jakarta: President Abdurrahman Wahid yesterday dismissed a second senior general as his government raised the ante to try to solve the growing violence in Indonesia. Palace sources said General Fachrul Razi, the Indonesian Defence Force (TNI) deputy chief, was replaced because of his alleged links to several radical Islamic groups and his possible complicity in attempts to destabilise the year-old government.

Manila: Two French journalists held by Abu Sayyaf rebels since July escaped under cover of darkness late on Tuesday as the authorities predicted confidently an imminent end to the five-month-old hostage crisis. Cameraman Jean- Jacques Le Garrec, 46, and soundman Roland Madura, 49, said they leapt into the bushes as rebels fleeing a military offensive led hostages in a column along a narrow jungle path.

Around the world

Washington: The US Senate's overwhelming 83-15 vote to normalise trade relations with China permanently has heightened the prospect of a historic economic opening by the world's most populous country. China is expected to enter the WTO by next year. In its bid to gain WTO accession, China has agreed to open a wide range of sectors, from automobiles to telecommunications.

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Newspapers In Singapore

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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.