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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

 

 

The WEATHER TODAY: Mainly fair and warm. Showers with thunder are expected in the afternoon, mainly over northern and western Singapore. WATER TIDES High tide  1.46am 2.7m  3.43pm 2.2m SUN Sunrise 6.56 am Sunset 7.07 pm MOON Moonrise -  Moonset  11.34am   PSI: 21 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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     Centrepoint Shopping Centre goes online!

Take a stroll with our photographer down to the National Museum.

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  Centrepoint - everyone's favourite shopping centre - now has a website. And you not only get to visit Centrepoint. You also get to browse through five other shopping centres in the Centrepoint Group - Causeway Point, Northpoint, Anchorpoint, Robertson Walk and Valley Point.

  The website lets you in on the hot buys of the week, as well as events happening there. Their directory listing includes Internet addresses of some of their tenants, so you can explore them too.

  Why not pay them a visit now? Their website is Just A Click Away at Centrepoint.

 

 

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NEW WEBSITES

purpletrain.com is an online portal with a host of elearning services. It's your global gateway to an online diploma and postgraduate programmes. It's brought to you by the Informatics Group.

substation.org The Substation is a place dedicated to the research, interaction and practice necessary for the creation of an original, indigenous voice for Singapore's arts and culture.

rikvin.com helps you to find out how to go about incorporating your business in Singapore.

weboffice.com.sg helps you to order office stationery and supplies which will be delivered to your doorstep within 24 hours.

meyson.com.sg is a jewellery store chain with 13 outlets in Singapore. They offer trendy jewellery set mainly in white gold or platinum.

PetsJunction.com helps you to source pets and pet accessories by connecting you with the merchants.

itutor.net, an online learning website for Primary one to six pupils, will be launched on 27 May 2000.

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

one-99shop.com is coming to you soon! This shop already has nine branches selling everything at S$1.99 each. Items range from crockery, utensils, confectionery,  household accessories, artificial flowers to Hello Kitty stationery.

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 594 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

General Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

 

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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.

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

The Great Singapore Sale is on from 26 May - 9 Jul 2000.

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

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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. 

Good Eats

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

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 Wednesday 24 May 2000

Amendments were made to the Housing & Development Act yesterday to allow the HDB to put lifts on every floor in about 1000 blocks of Housing Board flats without common corridors. But at least 75% of those living on floors not served by lifts will have to vote YES and agree to pay part of the cost of upgrading works.

From next month, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will not require vehicle importers to submit relevant papers and certificates from the vehicle manufacturers. The new rules make it easier for individuals and companies to import vehicles on their own.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is naming its longest serving vice-chancellor, Professor Lim Pin, to be its first University Professor. Professor Lim Pin, 64, will step down as vice-chancellor on 31 May 2000. He has held this post since 1981. He will be succeeded by Professor Shih Choon Fong, 54.

Asia

Tokyo: 26-year-old Miss Obuchi, daughter of former Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi announced yesterday that she would run for his seat in parliament.

Around the world

London: British romantic novelist Barbara Cartland died in her sleep on 21 May 2000 at the age of 98. She wrote 723 books with sales of more than one billion copies in 36 languages. She will be buried today, according to her wishes, in a cardboard coffin to the sound of Perry Como singing I Believe.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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.

ECONOMY

The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.