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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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.
The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder
in the late morning and afternoon over northern, central and western
parts of Singapore. High tide 1.22 am 2.7m 2.03
pm 2.8m Sunrise 7.08 am Sunset 7.15 pm Moonrise 10.41 pm Moonset
10.14 am PSI: 55 (moderate)
Temp: 23-32 degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)
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TransitLink TRAVEL MAP '99
Have you ever
got lost whilst driving around. Well, I have, and several times
too - once in Tampines, and a few times in the Bin Tong Park
area. Sure, I had a road directory with me. But, it wasn't of
much use. I mean, who ever plans to get lost? So when I am lost,
everything else doesn't quite click together. I can still
recall, anxiously fumbling through that thick and
difficult-to-keep-open road directory and at the same time
trying to keep my hands on the steering wheel. I finger the map
and before I know it, the map is continued on another page far
removed from the page I am fingering. Anyway, eventually, I gave
up trying to use the map and started trying my luck at finding a
way out. It was plain trial and error that finally worked for
comes TransitLink's TRAVEL MAP. I have no trouble keeping its
maps open. And it's so convenient that I don't feel, what's the
word - yes, frustrated, anymore. A quick glance is all that is
needed for me to find a way out of that maze of a place known as Tampines
New Town. How I wish this map had been published years earlier!
Now, I live in Hougang and depend on buses to get me around. In
my line of work, time is precious. I need to move around new and
unfamiliar places in Singapore (Singapore is not exactly small,
you know). Many a time I get lost. It's no laughing matter. But,
with Travel Map ' 99, I just need to pinpoint my present
location, look around for the nearest bus-stop and then run my
fingers over to the location I wish to be at. I check the bus
service numbers at the nearest bus-stop there, and match the
numbers with the ones at my present bus-stop. Then, I board the
correct bus and reach my destination in the minimum of time. No
more boarding any bus my sixth sense tells me will take me to my
destination and then finding me changing bus, again and
particularly like about their map is that it allows me to trace
the route of a bus service number on the map itself. I can
finger my way on the map to see just exactly where the bus will
take me to. I don't have to read any confusing tables. A picture
is worth a thousand words. I am not the only one who finds this
map useful. A lot of real estate agents possess one. Salesmen
too have a copy. I believe tourists will find this a boon. The
whole island is divided into 28 popular zones, such as City
North, Bukit Timah /Holland and Orchard/River Valley. The user doesn't need
to piece together a few pages just to see a map of a zone. There's no way
anyone can get lost in Singapore when this map is
with him/her. I would personally recommend every car to have a copy
in it. I mean, it really is useful. It even has symbols on it to
tell us just where the nearest food centre, polyclinic, or
neighbourhood police post is. Housewives planning to enrol their
children in schools near where they have moved to will be glad
to know this map also shows the locations of schools. There's
even a road index at the back to help the user. It only costs
S$6 and I am told they have already sold 40 000 copies. Wah!
more can we ask for? In fact, to borrow the phrase, we should
not leave home without it.
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representing one-fifth of the household population here are
being sent notification letters in six batches from 21 Mar 2000
till May 2000.
census reports will be released to the public from late August
Statistician, Paul Cheung, pointed out at a media briefing on 17
Mar 2000 that one in every four people here is now a non-
Singaporean. This has lots of implications on social
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Today Friday 24 Mar 2000
Britain's largest group of hospitals are in SIngapore to recruit 100
nurses from hospitals already facing a staff shortage. Only 10 days ago,
Health Minister Lim Hng Kiang said that salaries of public-sector nurses
would go up by about 13% to attract more Singaporeans to join the
Police have arrested
an 18-year-old maid suspected of hurling her employer's 14-month-old
baby to her death from a third-storey flat in Hougang on
A man was arrested
yesterday after his wife was found slashed to death in her ninth-storey
Commonweath Drive flat.
Lee Teng-Hui is to step down as Kuomintang chairman today.
Jerusalem: Pope John Paul
II yesterday expressed heartfelt grief for centuries of Christian
persecution of Jews during his visit to Israel's memorial to the 6
million Jews killed in the Holocast.
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