The Portal

Established in 1999

Advertise with us here

The Singapore Portal

Home | Entertainment | Books | Short stories | News | Shopping | Games | Education | Collectibles | MembersGet Singapore things | Food | TV/Radio | New Places/Things | Health | Get something done in Singapore | Attractions | Useful Services | Internet Stuff | Message Board | Stock | Recruitment | Banking & Finance | Hobbies & Crafts | Local Talents | Telecommunication

Founding| OUR PAST | World War II | Our Gazetted Monuments

     Horoscope: ASTROLOGY ZONE® by Susan Miller              view ORCHARD ROAD ' live' now!   







  Singapore Law





  Permits & Passes




  Bank ATMs



  Getting Around 



100 Hot CDs

100 Hot Videos

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.

The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder in the morning affecting most areas.  High tide 1.18 am 2.7m  12.48 pm  3.1m    Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  9.44 pm  Moonset 9.20 am   PSI: 40 (good) Temp: 23-32  degrees Celsius   


Yesterday   Feb 2000   Jan 2000   Dec 1999   Nov 1999  

   Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail

    Get For Me: Mariah Carey - The Rainbow Tour

     Stop Press!  Our favourite pop diva, Mariah Carey, is hopping into Singapore for a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert on 13 Mar 2000 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

     Don't miss her performance! Tickets are now available at SISTIC as follows:

     Stadium Seats:                    S$60

     Side Stadium Seats:           S$105

     Pitch      Sky Boxes:            S$155

     Pitch (Front)   VIP Boxes:  S$260

     getforme their website: SISTIC or click MARIAH CAREY


NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.

COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

POLL:  Do you like our new RED colour? Tell us. Click HERE.

NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

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. 


EXPATRIATES: 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.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board  Tourist Arrival Statistics

USEFUL WEBSITES:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

GET FOR ME: New Books


Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at

The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

Search, discover and win S$500 cash. Every month.

Join Lycos Asia's online quiz at now.


This website is updated daily between 10.00 pm & 12.00 am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT). 



      Contact us at 

P.O. Box 162 Hougang Mall Post Office Singapore 915306 Tel: (65) 282 4221 Fax: (65) 281 4785. The business name is registered in the Republic of Singapore under Certificate of Registration Number 52908811L

Copyright ©1999, 2000  All rights reserved


News Flash        

Today Tuesday 22 Feb  2000

In Singapore

A fire which occurred yesterday in an HDB flat in Blk 564 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 left four people dead and another four in ICU at the hospital. Police suspect that the fire was started deliberately. The death toll may rise. There were altogether 11 people staying in the flat, including 8 Indonesian students in their 20s.

STI plunges 61 points to its lowest level in more than three months, hurt by Friday's sell-off in the US stock markets ad weak trade data at home.


Phnom Penh: Two men who pinched a woman's bottom narrowly escaped death at the hands of a vigilante mob after the victim yelled 'stop thief', police in the Cambodian capital said yesterday.

Around the world

London: The two boys who murdered toddler Jamie Bulger are to be given new identities and round-the-clock police protection when they are freed from prison which could come as early as next year, according to a report here.

Washington: Historians yesterday dealt a blow to President Bill Clinton's hopes for an illustrious legacy, ranking his presidency average and his moral authority the lowest among US presidents, just behind President Nixon's.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

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