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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%

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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.


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    Singapore suspends import of meat from United Kingdom due to foot & mouth disease outbreak in UK

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  With immediate effect, the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) has suspended the import of meat from the United Kingdom (UK) into Singapore due to the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in UK. This suspension affects pork, mutton and game meats. Poultry and game meats of avian origin are not covered by the suspension. The EU has also placed restrictions on UK meats. Beef from the UK continues to be banned from Singapore due to Mad Cow Disease.

  FMD is different from the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) which affected some children here. FMD affects cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. It is caused by a virus. Its symptoms in affected animals include high fever, loss of appetite and excessive salivation. It produces blisters in the mouth, on the tongue and in between the hooves. When the blisters break, ulcers are formed. It is a very painful condition. Because of the blisters, the animals stop feeding and suffer from extreme lameness.

  The disease cannot be passed to humans through eating meat or drinking pasteurised milk. AVA's suspension on meat from the UK is to protect Singapore's FMD-free status and our agri-business trade.

  FMD causes economic losses to the farmers and the country. Livestock and products from the affected country will not be accepted by importing countries because of the highly contagious nature of the disease. The infection is air-borne and animals usually get infected through contaminated infected livestock products and contact with the infected animals.  In 2000, a total of 4,425 tonnes of frozen pork valued at $11 million was imported from UK. This represented only 6% of Singapore’s pork supply. Last year, a total of 318,000 pigs, 28,000 tonnes of frozen pork and 24,000 tonnes of chilled pork were imported into Singapore from other approved sources.

Issued by Agri-food & Veterinary Authority on 22 Feb 2001

NEW WEBSITES for real estate services. Property Agent. Contact vincechens is a retro looking site that sells both new, recycled apparel, accessories... for customised Internet solutions & services. Web design, Internet programming and ready software modules. helps you to understand more about the Land of the Rising Sun. Besides introductions on the food, places, culture and customs of Japan, it also has free online Japanese lessons which allow you to undestand Nihongo better. is all about getting bagtags to help you find your lost luggage. All you need do is purchase the bagtags, with unique serial numbers, from them; register your bagtags; stick them on your luggage and go travelling. If your luggage gets lost, and someone has found it, will notify you via phone, fax or e-mail. A great idea.

New7thStoreyHotel is a budget hotel in the heart of Singapore City - provides alternative, affordable, convenient accommodation. Their rates range from S$15nett(dorm beds) to S$72nett(deluxe rooms).

Anti-theftSecuritySystemsForAirportRetailers provides anti-theft product protection for all airport retailers, ensuring better profits for the retailers.

StormRidersMotorcycleClub is a members-driven club and organises riding trips to Malaysia and Thailand. is the open-source travel portal. Interactive guides to hundreds of destinations, including Singapore. is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates & Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.

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Public Holidays HARI RAYA HAJI is the next public holiday. It falls on Tuesday 6 March 2001.

12 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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New Schools Registered:
*Excel Max Tuition Centre  Block 131 Jurong East Street 13 #03-255  Singapore 600131 Supervisor:  Mr Gan Boon Heng (13 Feb 2001)
*Insworld School  190 Clemenceau Avenue #05-19 Singapore Shopping Centre  Singapore 239924 Supervisor:  Mr Fabian Er Sye Kiang (13 Feb 2001)


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Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Jun 1983 and 18 Dec 1983 starts on 12 Feb 2001 & ends on 25 May 2001. Click for details.

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Chinese Traditional Theatre Practice Lecture on Arts and Culture by Prof. Yee Chang Hai  24 Feb 2001 Creative Resource Auditorium 31 International Business Park Singapore 609921. Time: 2.30 pm sharp Price: $25.75 (incl. of GST), $15.45 (students concession) Shuttle Bus: A shuttle bus will leave Jurong East MRT (opposite Popular Bookstore) every 15 minutes at 1.45pm, 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.25pm and will depart Creative to Jurong East MRT at 5.15pm and 5.30pm. Refreshments provided. For enquiries, please call Yvonne or Siew Fang at 5614809.

Buddy The Musical  From 22 Mar 2001  Kallang Theatre  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Slava's Snowshow  From 10 Apr 2001  Kallang Theatre Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

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