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Population

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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Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.

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School Holidays 2001
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Public Utilities Board Estimates for 2001
World War II Compensation for ex-POWs
New Parliament House
DATING: Unfaithfully Yours by Lisa Chong

The WEATHER on SATURDAY: Cloudy with periods of showers, heavy at times. WEATHER OUTLOOK: SUNDAY & MONDAY: Wet conditions, with an increase in the strength of the north-east winds, are expected.   WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 9.16am 2.7m  10.58pm  2.5m  SUN Sunrise  7.03am  Sunset 7.05pm MOON Moonrise 4.52am  Moonset  5.12pm  PSI: 23 (good) TEMPERATURE: 23-32  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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  Remember the prefix "S" for our Identity Card numbers? Many of us have - a for long time - thought that the prefix letter "S" stands for "Singapore". Well, news for all of us - The "S" stands for this century, the 20th Century, which includes the years 1901 to 2000. "S" doesn't stand for "Singapore". 
  Ha! Ha! I only found this out just yesterday. Next week will mark the end of this century, and the start of the 21st Century, i.e. 2001 - 2100. As the letter "T" comes after the letter "S" in the alphabet, "T" will be the new prefix used in front of Identity Card numbers belonging to those born in 2001 and beyond till the year 2100. Confused? Just remember, it works this way - the 1st Century AD starts with the letter "A". Therefore, the 21st Century will have the 21st letter in the alphabet - "T".
  So, if you have children due to be born next year, or friends/relatives becoming Permanent Residents next year, they will be the first batch of Singaporeans with I/C numbers bearing the prefix "T". Come 1 Jan 2001, the identity card numbers are reset to 0000001. This means that the first I/C issued therefore will bear this I/C No. T0000001/E, which differs from the very first I/C number, S0000001/I, which was issued in 1966. The last letter in the I/C number, "I" is just a check-digit, to ensure the I/C number is not entered into the computer wrongly.
  Foreigners with long-term visit passes are not left out in this change. Identification numbers of these foreigners now bear the prefix "F". From next year, new passes issued to them will have Identification numbers with the letter "G" in front.

NEW WEBSITES

Clicknsure.com enables users to compare quotations from several insurance companies, and then purchase online an insurance policy using a credit card. It now offers motor insurance, but eventually will also offer travel, medical and home owner's insurance.

FullertonHotel.com is the website of the new S$400 million Fullerton Hotel in Fullerton Square.

ThomsonJazz.com is the website of Thomson Jazz Club, the only organisation dedicated to the promotion of jazz music. It is home to the Thomson Big Band - the premier large-scale jazz ensemble in the country.

Soshinagift.com provides professional gift-giving advice when shopping for business, for an individual or for yourself. Business gifts including namecard cases, namecard holders, desktop sets and golf accessories. Offer best-in-industry 30-day return policy, personal monogram service, free gift-wrap and customised gift message tags. Free delivery in Singapore.

Ethelon.com is the website of Icon.Net, an Application Service Provider which delivers business tools and applications over the Internet for small and medium sized Asian businesses under the brand name of Ethelon.

Ecourts.com.sg is the website of Courts, the lifestyle store which lets you buy furniture, furnishings, appliances and computers on hire purchase.

World66.com is the open-source travel portal. Interactive guides to hundreds of destinations, including Singapore.

SPCA is the website of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Singapore.

Wlawan.com 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 1,739 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 2000.

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.

Government Notices

New Society Registered:
*Bangladesh Language and Cultural Foundation 38A Jalan Mat Jambol #01-05 Singapore 119509 (5 Dec 2000)
*Southern Cross Dragons Swim Club 201 Ulu Pandan Road Singapore 596468 (7 Dec 2000)

*Nature Photographic Society (Singapore)   1 Preston Road Singapore 109339 (8 Dec 2000)

National Service

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Jun 1983 and 18 Sep 1983 starts on 12 Feb 2001 & ends on 16 Mar 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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Taipan Circus - The Modern Art of Circus  Opens 16 Dec 2000 Taipan Big Top (fully-airconditioned) in The Park at Bugis Village. Tue to Fri 8pm Sat and Sun 2.30pm & 8pm (No performances on Mon)  Tickets at S$40 (Cat 1), S$30 (Cat 2), S$25 (Cat 3), S$19 (Cat 4)    Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

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)

Comfort 30th Anniversary Superstar Concert  27 Dec 2000 Singapore Indoor Stadium 7pmTickets at S$50, S$80, S$120, S$160  Tickets available at all SISTIC outlets. Call SISTIC's hotline: (65) 3485555 or click SISTIC.

Chang & Eng  Opens 5 Jan 2001     Kallang Theatre  Presented by Action Theatre  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

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