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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.

The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder expected in the late afternoon and early evening affecting most areas.  High tide 1.45 am 2.7m  1.31 pm  3.0m    Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  10.31 pm  Moonset 10.06 am   PSI: 45 (good) Temp: 23-32  degrees Celsius   


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    Get For Me: Shop for groceries on the Net

     NOW you can order your groceries online and get them delivered to your home. At E-Mart.com, orders placed before 11 am (except pork, beef and lamb) are delivered on the same day between 2 pm and 9 pm in Singapore.

     You can pay by Visa credit card, cheque or cash upon receipt of your order. What's more - there is free home delivery for purchases of S$70 and above.

     These are what they sell:

     Fruits - hamper, exotic, apple, citrus, pears, etc.

     Meat  - ready-cooked food, chicken, pork, beef, lamb, seafood, etc.

     Beverages - soft drinks, coffee, tea, dairy, sugar/sweetener, milk, squash & cordials, etc.

     Spirits - beer, red wine, white wine, hard liquor, etc.

     Snacks - munchies, biscuits, BBQ, pudding, chocolates, sweets, etc.

     Other provisions - rice, cooking oil, sauces, canned food, flour/noodles, pasta, etc.

     Household - detergent, dish washing liquid, household cleanser, tissue/rolls, Pampers, etc.

     There are pictures of these provisions to help you along, as well as a shopping cart to guide you through your purchases. Why not give them a try today?

     getforme their website:  E-MART


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 i-mall21.com for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com 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. 

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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: AtoZasia.com  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions. Catcha.com.sg  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at support@getforme.com.

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.

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News Flash        

Today Wednesday 23 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Fagarang Petron, 34, a Filipina, has been charged with the attempted murder of a newborn baby found in a toilet bowl at Mount Elizabeth Hospital last week.

With the passing of the Trade Unions (Amendment) Bill yesterday, labour union leaders can now merge trade unions and decide on the use of union funds by only getting the approval of most of their elected delegates instead of seeking the consent of all their members.

Singapore's top forensic pathologist, Professor Chao Tzee Cheng, 65, died in his sleep on Monday in New York. He was there visiting his younger sister, Flora, after attending a medical conference in Hawaii. He has performed over 25000 autopsies.

A doctor who certified that a maid was not pregnant when she was actually in an advanced state of pregnancy has been censured by the Singapore Medical Council. Dr Kho Keng How runs his own general practice, Kho Clinic, at Blk 537, Bedok North Street 3. 


Beijing: China yesterday backed off from saying how long it was prepared to wait for Taiwan to begin talks on reunification before it used force to reunite the island with the mainland.

Seoul: South Korean police said yesterday they were investigating a Korean-language website on which viewers were pffered the services of hired assassins in three countries.

Around the world

Paris: NASA astronauts have practised space sex in an experiment to find out which love-making positions are possible in zero gravity, according to a new book by a French science journalist.

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 editor@getforme.com