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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

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

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Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

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Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

The WEATHER on SATURDAY: Showers with thunder over many areas in the pre-dawn hours and early morning. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUNDAY & MONDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers can be expected. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 6.03am 2.3m  4.35pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 6.47 am Sunset 6.52 pm MOON Moonrise  1.27am  Moonset  1.59pm  PSI: 46 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-31  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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      T'ang Quartet performs at H2O Zone tonight 

   

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  Tonight, Saturday 21 Oct 2000, enchanting music will fill the air under the stars just above H2O Zone in Orchard Road. That is because the T'ang Quartet, comprising Ang Chek Meng, Lionel Tan, Leslie Tan and Ng Yu-Ying, will be giving a free preview of excerpts of their compositions - featuring the works of Mendelssohn, Schulhoff and Beethoven - from 8pm onwards. This free performance is made possible through the sponsorship of StarHub.

  For those not in the know, Orchard Point and the surrounding shophouses along the walkway between Orchard Point and Centrepoint are collectively known as H2O Zone. Tonight's performance will be held at the outdoor event plaza just outside Orchard Point in Orchard Road.

  The performance previews just what the T'ang Quartet will be offering in their upcoming concert at Victoria Concert Hall on 3 Nov 2000 at 8pm. The concert will be their first public performance since they became independent of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO).

  Tickets for the performance on 3 Nov 2000 are priced at S$16, S$22 & S$32 and are available at all SISTIC outlets. Book online at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC.

We received our 600,000th hit on 21 Oct 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES

Finixis.com 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.

Abacada.com is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.

PalmCasino.org is an online Internet casino.

My-Marriage.com is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

Apply4me.com was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

wwlegal.com 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 list.

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 1,437 pages thick and growing.

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

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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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New societies registered:

*Fajar Shopping Centre & Market Merchants' Association  Blk 445 Fajar Rd #01-526 Singapore 670445 (2 Oct 2000)

*Society of Natural And Alternative Health Therapists  61 Tanjong Pagar Rd Singapore 088482 (10 Oct 2000)

Change of address:

*Sea Hawk Sports Club   48 Elite Terrace Singapore 458801 (27 Sep 2000)

*Life Underwriters Association of Singapore (L.U.A. of Singapore)   7 Hong Kong Street LUA Building Singapore 059650 (2 Oct 2000)

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The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

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Current issues affecting our community:  

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Abortion

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Deaths of children at childcare centres 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

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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?

Inside-Painting of Snuff-Bottles  An exhibition on the Art of Inside-Painting takes place from 14 - 22 Oct 2000 at the Exhibition Hall of 28A Kreta Ayer Road Singapore 088995. Opening times: 12 noon - 7pm. Tel: (65) 3231696/222 3597 Fax: (65) 222 3762

Triple Bill - 3 One-Act Comedies 1. Mother Figure   2. Seven Menus   3. Loose Tongues.  Presented by Hotcurrie Theatre (Producers of The Expat Wife)     18 - 20 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street 8pm  21 Oct 2000   YMS Theatre 54 Waterloo Street   3.30pm & 8pm. Tickets at S$45 (Includes two glasses of wine). Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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.

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

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Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Saturday 21 Oct 2000

Saturday's News

The Infocommunications Authority of Singapore (IDA) yesterday announced that it will award four third- generation (3G) licences in an auction starting next February. But, these will be auctioned off to the highest bidders instead of selecting operators based on the most attractive proposals. The minimum bid for each licence is S$150 million.

A TIBS taxi ride will generally cost more than the same trip with one of the other taxi companies. The exceptions are when you take a TIBS taxi during public holidays or from the Central Business District (CBD) during peak hours. This was the result of a Straits Times comparison of taxi fares charged by TIBS, Comfort Transportation and CityCab. The survey was triggered by the run of consumer complaints about TIBS tax fares since the company revised its fare structure in July 2000.

Raw fish vendors will soon have to store their wares in a display chiller until the dish is served to the customer. The new law, which comes into effect on 1 Nov 2000, requires the 37 hawker stalls and restaurants selling raw fish, or yu sheng, to install a chiller if they do not already have one approved by the Ministry of the Environment (ENV). 

Asia

Tokyo: The husband of a former insurance agent accused of killing four people with arsenic- laced curry was sentenced to six years in prison for fraud. Kenji Hayashi, 55, and his wife, Masumi, had pleaded guilty to charges that they conspired to defraud insurance firms of a total of 160 million yen between 1993 and 1997. The 39-year-old wife is being tried separately on charges that she killed people with arsenic- laced curry at a 1998 summer festival in Wakayama, a city about 450 km south-west of Tokyo.

Around the world

Los Angeles: US West coast airports were plunged into chaos on Thursday as a computer crash of radar equipment in Los Angeles grounded hundreds of flights, forcing thousands of passengers to be delayed for several hours. 

Paris: The macho sport of mountain biking inflicts damage to the scrotum and testicles and is a potential cause of impotence, say Austrian scientists who blame vibration from rough terrain and a hard saddle. Their research, to be published in the 21 Oct 2000 issue of The Lancet, makes painful reading for any male cyclist keen on off-road biking. The doctors from the departments of radiology and urology at University Hospital, Innsbruck, carried out ultra-sonic scans on 45 amateur mountain bikers aged 16 to 44.

London: Parents of truants can be jailed for three months or fined GBP2500 (S$6375) under tough new government laws to halt the growing number of British children skipping school.

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 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.