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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.


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The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY: Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon over many areas.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  THURSDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder are expected.  WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 11.43am  2.6m   11.07pm  2.9m   SUN Sunrise  6.56am  Sunset 7.07pm MOON Moonrise  6.55am  Moonset  7.24pm    PSI: 28 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 26-32  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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  In recent weeks, a new website has come online to let you book your hotel rooms on the Internet., run by the Singapore Hotel Association, also allows you to search for available hotel rooms in the location you prefer.

  You can do your search in two ways:

  - by location

  - by price range

  Their online system allows for real-time reservation with instant confirmation. It offers a wide choice of 21,000 rooms of different categories and rates from over 50 hotels in Singapore. What you need do is to use their search feature to check the availability of the hotel room in the hotel you have chosen and then reserve the room.

  The Singapore Hotel Association is the umbrella body for hotels in Singapore with 92% of total gazetted rooms in its fold. The strong support of the membership makes its online booking website one of the more comprehensive hotel reservation systems around. To visit the website, click HERE!

Above picture shows the twin towers of Mandarin Hotel in Orchard Road

NEW WEBSITES is the website of local dance studio A & J Creative Danceworld run by Latin American & social dance specialist coach Allan TAN and his wife Jessie. is the website of High Q Education Center where you can enrol for classes to prepare you for your SAT I Test. A website created by a young adult in Singapore talking about life and all about him. Give it a click and take a look. Hotels - Casino - Resorts - Investments. Make yourself heard. SG Television Portal is your guide to TV entertainment in Singapore. They provide snoops, teasers, news snippets about Singapore TV. This website is totally dedicated to TV. is an online resume database, targeting experienced gaming industry employees where they can create resumes in an open access or confidential format. It is an online casino. is your portal to dating sites, matchmaking, introduction services, marriage agencies, dating advice, singles travel, dating message boards & much more. They cut to the chase bringing you quality dating sites not affiliate sites for a few programs. is the website of the Mercantile Athletic Club. Planning to move to Jakarta, Indonesia? Visit the Club and see the premier business, sports and social club in Jakarta. is a news/information website on trends in Singapore and south-east asia. is the website of the Consumers Association of Singapore. 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.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 2,466 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 9 August 2001.

New TV Channels

Government Notices

New Schools Registered:

*Edu-Place Tuition Centre (Lorong Limau) Blk 80 Lorong Limau #02-191 Singapore 320080 Supervisor: Mr Tan Hock Hoe.

*Epic Tuition Centre Blk 147 Potong Pasir Ave 1 #02-89 Singapore 350147 Supervisor: Mr Wong Kain Fei.


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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.

Singapore Government Website   Police Ministry Of Education  Consular Matters & Migrating (known as permanent residency)

Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

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Xtreme 2

Where Different Souls Meet.  Presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre

Danny TAN, Artistic Director/Choreographer

24 - 26 May 2001     Guinness Theatre, The Substation

Tickets at S$20

Tickets available at all CalendarOne Ticket Outlets. 15% off for all students and OCBC Arts card holders. Hotline: (65) 296 2929. Enquiries: (65) 257 1738/9790 6934


Vietnamese Paintings

Truong Dinh Hao (1937), Do Xuan Doan (1937), Tran Luan Tin (1951), Le Tan Loc (1965), Nguyen Van Hai (1968), Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong (1971), Duong Ngoc Son (1973)

Admission is free. Gallery hours: From 11am - 8pm every day except Sundays and public holidays.

9 - 22 Jun 2001     Societe Generale Gallery, Alliance Francaise, 4th floor, 1 Sarkies Rd Singapore 258130

Contact: Natacha Blondeau Tel: (65) 833 9314 (from 2pm - 6pm) Fax: (65) 733 3023 E-mail:

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Low Lying Areas In Singapore  Lists the flood-prone areas in Singapore.

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