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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

 

What's New on our website

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water

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CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

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The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

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Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Slightly hazy. Showers in the late morning and early afternoon over most areas. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and afternoon showers are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds should remain light and variable. Slight haze is also expected. WATER TIDES High tide  3.31am 2.5m  4.31pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  12.26am  12.49pm  PSI: 46 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  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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  Last Friday, schools in Singapore celebrated Racial Harmony Day. Older Singaporeans will remember the riots that broke out on 21 Jul 1964 during a procession celebrating Prophet Muhammad's birthday. 23 people died and 454 others were injured in the riots.

  It is important to remember that we all live in multi-racial Singapore, so racial tolerance is an essential ingredient in the recipe that keeps all the different races living in harmony.

  Primary schools marked the occasion by encouraging their students to come to school in ethnic costumes. Parents were invited to grace the occasion and no lessons were held that day for the students. Instead, they were treated to fun games, such as hopscotch and chatek; variety shows as well as a special screening of the riots in the sixties and their aftermath.

  One principal of a primary school was overheard asking two primary two students separately whether they knew the man who had shouted "Merdeka" in the video clip. Both students shook their heads. They could not recognise Mr Lee Kuan Yew! More...


We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES

Med.nus.edu.sg is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress.

SetthaPalace.com is the website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in 1999.

HDBhousing.com is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000.

Myhome.com.sg is a home furnishing website.

Tiss.com.sg is a travel website launched on 19 Jul 2000.

V-shopper.com is designed to help consumers shorten the process of buying selection. Buyers can obtain competitive price quotations from vshopper.

AutoMedia.com.sg helps you buy or sell your car. Also has a free valuation service provided on screen in the comfort of your home

Condo.com.sg Condo Property Listings, Service Providers & Reverse Auctions for the Singapore market.

Bluemarx.com.sg where you can add your name to a buying list without being obliged to buy. Choose from categories, such as audio & video, computers or vehicles. Free local delivery!

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets next month. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH).

one-99shop.com has gone online! 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.

wwlegal.com is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

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 974 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Cathay Cinema screened its last movie show on 30 Jun 2000. The 61-year-old building is expected to be demolished to make way for a new building.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

*MeesPierson N.V. has merged with Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. and the new entity is known as Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. has been issued a banking licence w.e.f. 23 Jun 2000 and MeesPierson N.V. has surrendered its banking licence.

New societies registered:

*Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple  397 Serangoon road Singapore 218123 (24 Jun 2000)

*Asia DAB Committee of the World DAB Forum  140 Hill St #04-01 MITA Bldg Singapore 179369 (24 Jun 2000)

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 National Day 9 Aug 2000

Have you started displaying the Singapore flag at the facade of your residence yet?

Show your love for your country!

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate

Killer-Litter

 

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 River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

Viva Viagra  A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug 2000  8pm at Drama Centre; 29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000  Drama Centre 3pm

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival follows thereafter.

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

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

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Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

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Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

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Monday 24 July 2000

Drink-driving claimed its second victim in less than two weeks as a national serviceman died two hours after a road accident yesterday. Mr Lim Yam Beng, 21, and his 15-year-old girlfriend were thrown off their motorcycle after it collided with a car at the junction of Clementi Road and Commonwealth Avenue West around 1.40am. The 56-year-old driver has been arrested.

A robber who targeted lone women in lifts and taxi drivers at least 20 times all over the island in less than two months has been caught.Police arrested him in his Bukit Batok flat on Saturday. The man was found to be an unemployed 35-year-old drug addict. He had struck in housing estates in Bukit Batok, Jurong West, Woodlands, Bedok and Yishun.

The government's tax takings surged by nearly S$2 billion in the first five months of the year, providing conclusive evidence that the Singapore economy has in fact recovered strongly. The state collected a whopping S$7.3 billion in taxes from January to May this year, a 36% increase over the S$5.4 billion collected in the same period last year.

CPF account holders can now view their regular half-yearly Statement of Account online at the board's website at www.cpf.gov.sg

Asia

Nago, Okinawa: Leaders of the Group of Eight nations wrapped up their summit yesterday with a pledge to forge "a new partnership" with other countries, especially developing ones in Asia and beyond, and to share more of the world's wealth with them.

 Around the world

Atlanta, USA: Coca Cola plans to start test-marketing a cold, smoothie-type coffee beverage next month in four US markets.

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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.