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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.

 

The Editor

Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

What's New on our website

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

Private Mail Service

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

The WEATHER on MONDAY: Showers with thunder in the morning over most areas, partly cloudy thereafter. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY: Showers with thunder are expected in the morning. WEDNESDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers can be expected. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 8.48am 2.5m  8.11pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 6.47 am Sunset 6.52 pm MOON Moonrise  3.19am  Moonset  3.47pm  PSI: 42 (healthy) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.    

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  Hallo again

  Christmas Day may be two months away but Christmas trees have sprouted at several department stores and shopping centres over the last two days. Commercials with the Christmas theme have started showing up on television screens.

  That means the Christmas season is here again. We will be crossing into 2001 in just about 70 days. Students will be among the first groups to get into the Christmas spirit as their school holidays are drawing near. In fact, here in Singapore schools, the secondary 1s, 2s, and 3s have finished their year-end examinations. So have the primary 4s and 6s. So you should be seeing more of these youngsters along Orchard Road and other shopping areas.

  That leaves the primary 1s, 2s, 3s and 5s - who will be taking their examinations from today till next week - and the secondary 4s and 5s - who will be taking their 'O' levels in about 14 days.

  Here at Getforme.com, we will be marking our first anniversary online on 28 Nov 2000. So what are our aspirations for 2001? Well, we hope to be able to come up with a mortar-and-bricks cybercafe soon. To this end, we have bought over the domain, www.singaporecybercafe.com. Expect to see us offering offline, real-world value-added services, such as P.O. Boxes, discounted Internet surfing, fax and secretarial services, at our cybercafe for you, our website visitor, in Singapore. 

We received our 600,000th hit on 21 Oct 2000!

Letters to the Editor

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

Finixis.com is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It currently offers online business checking accounts and business tools, such as a virtual office.

Abacada.com is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.

PalmCasino.org is an online Internet casino.

My-Marriage.com is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

Apply4me.com was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

wwlegal.com is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 1,446 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New societies registered:

*Fajar Shopping Centre & Market Merchants' Association  Blk 445 Fajar Rd #01-526 Singapore 670445 (2 Oct 2000)

*Society of Natural And Alternative Health Therapists  61 Tanjong Pagar Rd Singapore 088482 (10 Oct 2000)

Change of address:

*Sea Hawk Sports Club   48 Elite Terrace Singapore 458801 (27 Sep 2000)

*Life Underwriters Association of Singapore (L.U.A. of Singapore)   7 Hong Kong Street LUA Building Singapore 059650 (2 Oct 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to peoplesearch@getforme.com.

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 

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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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:  

Sex education for schools

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Abortion

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Deaths of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

The Theory Of Everything - World Premiere  Written by Thai American playwright Prince Gomolvilas Directed by Tim Dang 19 - 29 Oct 2000   Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel Evening shows (Tues - Sun)  :  8.00pm  S$35, S$45 Matinee shows (Sat & Sun)  :  2.30pm  S$25, S$35 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Journey To The West  - A Legendary Children Drama Presented by Arts Theatre of Singapore Ltd  3, 4, & 6 Nov 2000  8pm Victoria Theatre.  4 & 5 Nov 2000 3.30pm Victoria Theatre Tickets at S$16, S$18, S$20, S$22 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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.

TOURISTS

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Tourist Arrival Statistics

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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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Monday 23 Oct 2000

Monday's News

A 30-year-old Thai woman was arrested on Saturday night in connection with the case of a baby girl abandoned in a Geylang hotel last Sunday. She will be charged in court for overstaying.

Light-fingered youngsters who shoplift appear to have a preference for stores in the Orchard Road shopping belt and popular retail areas in the southern part of Singapore. A study by the sub-ordinate courts revealed that these trends were true at least for the shoplifting cases dealt with by the Juvenile Court recently. The young offenders' favourite poaching ground was Takashimaya Department Store, followed by Northpoint, Suntec City, Isetan Scotts, Wisma Atria, Cold Storage (Northpoint), Isetan Parkway Parade, Carrefour and Metro Marina.

Asia

Manila: Philippine President Joseph Estrada, facing impeachment charges for allegedly taking bribes from gamblers, suggested yesterday he might agree to a snap presidential election if there was public support.

Kuala Lumpur: A 15-month-old baby boy who was kidnapped by his Indonesian maid four days ago is back at home, ending an emotional roller-coaster ride for his parents. 

Around the world

Paris: France's Agriculture Ministry has ordered one of the country's largest supermarket chains, Carrefour, to withdraw from its shelves meat potentially contaminated with "mad-cow" disease. The ministry said in a statement on Saturday that about one tonne of beef from a herd of cattle, in which a case of "mad-cow" disease was found, had been sold to Carrefour supermarkets. 

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News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 SINGAPORE SLING

30ml Gin

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.