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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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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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:
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T'ang Quartet performs at H2O Zone 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
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
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currently offers online business checking accounts and business
tools, such as a virtual office.
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PalmCasino.org is an online
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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.
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available in Singapore.
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.
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.
Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which
produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based
playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.
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).
is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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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.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
Step-by-step guide to applying for a job, flying into Singapore, getting an employment
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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
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
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
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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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Saturday 21 Oct 2000
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).
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
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
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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.