Established in 1999
Home | Entertainment | Arts | Books | Short stories | News | Shopping | Games | Education | Collectibles | Get Singapore things | Food | TV/Radio | What's New | Health | Get something done in Singapore | Attractions | Useful Services | Internet Stuff | Message Board | Stock | Recruitment | Banking & Finance | Hobbies & Crafts | Local Talents | Telecommunication | Associations & Clubs | Auctions | Office | Companies | Virtual Cemetery | Virtual Singapore Postcards | BackPackers' Corner | Singaporean Cooking | MORE
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.
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.
You can e-mail him at email@example.com
What's New on our website
The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern, eastern and southern Singapore. OUTLOOK Late morning and early afternoon showers for the next few days; winds should remain weak, blowing from the south-southwest. WATER TIDES High tide 2.56am 2.6m 4.41pm 2.3m SUN Sunrise 7.01 am Sunset 7.13 pm MOON Moonrise 12.15pm Moonset 12.35am PSI: 46 (good) 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.
PA launches Sea Sports Council at East Coast
The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week
This website is updated throughout the day every day and the Frontpage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 162 Hougang Mall Post Office Singapore 915306 Tel: (65) 282 4221 Fax: (65) 281 4785. The business name getforme.com is registered in the Republic of Singapore under Certificate of Registration Number 52908811L
Copyright ©1999, 2000 All rights reserved Just A Click Away™
Saturday 24 June 2000
China can afford to have only one top student return for every three or four it sends abroad, but Singapore cannot. With its limited talent pool, the Republic cannot pay this price, said Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong yesterday at a Monetary Authority of Singapore scholarship presentation ceremony.
Illegal dumping of rubbish in Singapore has become so bad that the Environment Ministry has set up a task force to bust the problem and will use private investigators to track down the culprits. The volume of illegally dumped waste went up from 3835 tonnes in 1998 to 24612 tonnes in 1999.
Sic individuals have been awarded the Singapore Youth Award. They are technopreneur Ms Lim Kwee Enn, 41; artistic director Mr Ong Keng Sen, 36; lawyer Mr Daren Shiau, 29; assistant professor Dr Lam Kong Peng, 36; paediatrician Dr Loke Kah Yin, 40; and national swimmer Ms Joscelin Yeo, 21.
Brisbane: At least 15 backpackers died and three others were feared dead yesterday after a fire ripped through a historic timber hostel in north-eastern Australia. Most of the victims - 10 Britons, three Australians, two Dutch, a Spaniard, a Korean and a Japanese - were believed to have been trapped upstairs in the two-storey building, when the fire broke out shortly after midnight.
Jakarta: With President Abdurrahman Wahid due to be questioned by police on Monday over the case of his masseur and a multi-million dollar scam, a parliamentary faction linked to Dr Amien Rais has called for his "de-activation" over yet another brewing scandal - his acceptance of a US$2 million (S$3.4 million) gift from the Brunei Sultan.
Around the world
Paris: Women who wait beyond the age of 35 to start a family run a dramatically increased risk of pregnancy failure, according to research reported in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal. More than one-fifth of pregnancies in women over 35 years, and over half in women over 42, end in miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or stillbirth, scientists at the Danish Epidemiology Science Centre in Copenhagen said.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
News updated by 8.00 am daily.
15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
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.
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.