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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.

 

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Raymond Han

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

 

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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.    

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     PA launches Sea Sports Council at East Coast

 

Mdm Kang's Kitchen

Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the Stamford Road route.

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  The People's Association invites you to celebrate the launch of its Sea Sports Council at East Coast tomorrow (Sun 25 Jun 2000) and to have a splashing good time at trying out sea sports activities first hand for FREE!

  The celebrations take place from 1pm - 6pm at East Coast Sea Sports Club 1390 East Coast Parkway. It's easy to get there because the PA has arranged for shuttle buses to pick you up at Bedok MRT Station. You just need to wait at Bedok South Avenue exit.

  These are the activities lined up for you:

  - kayaking & dragon boating

  - powerboat rides

  - wakeboarding & windsurfing demos

  - Canoe Polo

  - sports & adventure products on display

  - Lucky Draws, Fashion Show & more!

  So, make a date with them on Sunday and get a taste of the outdoor life! For enquiries, please call Sea Sports Section at Tel: (65) 340 5335.

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

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Visit the zoo for half-price on Sunday 25 Jun 2000. The Singapore Zoological Gardens is slashing its admission charges to mark its 27th Anniversary. Adults pay S$6 and children between 3 & 12 years old S$2.50.

NEW WEBSITES

meet-in-singapore.com.sg lets you find out all about exhibitions, conventions and meetings happening in Singapore. You can also get free brochures on meetings, incentive travel, conventions an the exhibition industry.

Sashasbears.com sells all types of teddy bears.

CreationStreet.com is a renovation portal which puts you in contact with renovation contractors, suppliers and designers. There's even an auction section as well as classifieds.

e-mart.com.sg is a virtual supermarket. It has a wide variety of quality and fresh products. There is free delivery for orders above S$70. It is the online arm of Singapore Food Industries Ltd.

8daysonline.com is the website of 8 days, a local Entertainment & Television Weekly magazine.

Snow City is the website of a new attraction, Snow City, in sunny Singapore.

MotorSales.com.sg  sells bikes from Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha and others.

SingaporeMint.com.sg is the website of The Singapore Mint which sells banknotes, cashcards, phonecards, MRT cards, coins and other collectibles.

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 763 pages thick and growing.

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

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GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New addresses of Societies & Clubs:

*Swedish Women's Educational Association Int'l (Singapore)  98 Binjai Park Singapore 589886 (2 Jun 2000)

*Association for Gifted Children  466 Lorong 3 Geylang Rd Singapore 388934 (6 Jun 2000)

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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.

Settling-In Assistance: For foreigners who intend to study, work and live in Singapore

Tel: (65) 323 8402

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.

COMFORT & YELLOWTOP taxi fares have gone up! CITYCAB fares will only go up on 26 Jun 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in CityCab & TIBS taxis in the meantime.

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?

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation "Tien An Men" made from 2 million matchsticks Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)10am - 10pm. Now till 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. 

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

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 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.

Asia

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.

 

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.