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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.



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The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY: Showers with thunder are expected over many areas in the afternoon, clearing in the early evening, partly cloudy thereafter. WEATHER OUTLOOK: THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Showers with thunder are mainly confined to the afternoon.  WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 8.46am 2.6m  9.03pm  2.7m  SUN Sunrise  6.50am  Sunset 6.53pm MOON Moonrise  3.47am  Moonset  4.09pm  PSI: 53 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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      SAMPEK ENGTAY (The Butterfly Lovers) presented by The Theatre Practice


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 The classic Chinese fable, The Butterfly Lovers, is so popular internationally that even the Indonesians are crazy about it. For the last 12 years, Sampek Engtay, an Indonesian version of the love tragedy directed by acclaimed Indonesian, Mr Norbertus Riantiarno, has been performed more than 68 times in various parts of Indonesia with every show sold out. It has attracted an audience of more than 60,000!

  Now, for the first time, under the direction of Riantiarno, Sampek Engtay will be performed in English in Singapore by an all new cast and production team. The Singapore version of Sampek Engtay features stage and TV stars Elaine Cheah (TV sitcom SPIN), Ray Lee, Leanne Ong, Darran Chiam, Darius Tan, P Jo Kwek, Zeida Ng, Jeffrey Tan, Judy Ngo, Dick Su, Sebastian Tan, etc..

  SAMPEK ENGTAY is very different from The Butterfly Lovers in Chinese operas or movies. The director has incorporated elements of Indonesian traditional folk theatre “Gado Gado”, including humour, songs and dances, jokes, etc, to make the play more entertaining and lively. While most scenes are witty and lighthearted, there are also touching moments. 

  Though Sampek Engtay is given a humourous touch, it is a story of tradition versus change, selfishness versus idealism. While the young lovers symbolise pure and idealistic beliefs, their parents represent greediness and the stringent dictates of society. And the love being pursued in the play is universal – everyone is looking for love. Don't miss it - I mean, the show!

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2000   8pm   Victoria Theatre

Tickets at S$18, S$24, S$32 at all SISTIC outlets Tel: (65) 348 5555.

We received our 700,000th hit on 16 Nov 2000!

Get For Me Singapore will be ONE year old on 28 Nov 2000

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Petshop is an online pet-lovers' community. You can exchange tips, buy, sell or adopt your pet here.

Lien Clinic For Women Singapore Gynaecologist practising in Mt Elizabeth Hospital. Doing minimally invasive surgery for endometriosis fibroids, infertility and abortion. is a new property portal which lets you tap the combined resources of blue-chip developers and consultants. Its shareholders are Pidemco Land, CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang Lasalle, City Developments Ltd and MCL Land. is the website of A21, a power-packed, real-time and e-commerce enabled accounting software. Integrated with A2000 CartREADY, A21 allows you to set up an electronic storefront, conduct e-business transactions, and manage all your accounting information in one system.

Gifts Association Singapore has a comprehensive list of suppliers of corporate and premium gifts, such as stationery, mugs, watches, crystal, and writing instruments, for both corporate and retail buyers.  specialises in exclusive vacation villas and castles in Tuscany. is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates & Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers. is an Internet Services, Web- building, E-commerce applications, Email and Domain Name Hosting website. is a home entertainment website. You can rent DVD videos from them @ S$5 per disc. Free home delivery if you order 3 or more discs. Otherwise you can pick them up at any of their authorised local outlets.  A world of jobs, neatly packaged 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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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 1,588 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 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.


New Societies Registered:

*Asphalt Premix Association (Singapore)   10 Anson Road #11-06 International Plaza Singapore 079903 (24 Oct 2000)

*Uranus Basketball Club   317 Outram Road #01-43 Concorde Hotel Shopping Centre Singapore 169075 (25 Oct 2000)

*Asian Gateway Church   9 Battery Road #10-08 Straits Trading Building Singapore 049910 (1 Nov 2000)

*Club Cosmopolitans   1 North Bridge Road #30-06 High Street Centre Singapore 179094 (9 Nov 2000)

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Current issues affecting our community:  

MediaWorks vs MediaCorp

Singapore Airlines SQ006 Crash

Sex education for schools

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. 

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The Toy Soldier  Presented by Act 3     7 - 25 Nov 2000 Act 3 Theatre, 126 Cairnhill Rd Singapore 229707 Tickets at S$12 (best suited for 4 years and above) Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC For enquiries, please contact Act 3 at Tel: (65) 734 9090

TIME Open Day at Singapore Art Museum  Sunday 26 Nov 2000. Courtesy of TIME magazine, entry to the museum is FREE that day. First 1000 museum visitors receive exclusive TIME gifts. Highlights: Ballroom Dancing, Children workshops, Aromatherapy Talk...

Romeo And Juliet  Choreography: Goh Choo San  Presented by Singapore Dance Theatre  13*, 14, 15 & 16 Dec 2000  8pm  Kallang Theatre *Ballet Ball - Donation of S$300, S$500, S$1000 per seat. Tickets at S$48, S$42, S$36, S$28 & S$18. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC. For more information, please click SDT.

Christmas On Ice 2000  19 - 22 Dec 2000 Singapore Indoor Stadium  2pm, 5pm, & 8pm. 18 Dec 2000 Mandarin only 5pm, 8pm. Admission is free. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC (after 5 Dec)

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11 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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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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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.