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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

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000

Rent-A-Car

CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water

Scholarships

Economy

Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the late morning and early afternoon affecting northern and western Singapore.TOMORROW'S WEATHER  South-west winds with morning showers are expected for Friday and Saturday. WATER TIDES High tide 5.46am 2.1m  5.30pm  2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.03 am Sunset 7.12 pm MOON Moonrise 1.44am   Moonset 2.15pm  PSI: 48 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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Currency Converter      Singapore Currency Notes      My E-mail Account

     Mid-Week Banking Column

Specialists' Centre in Orchard Road

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

SGX INVESTMENT FAIR 2000

  At the SGX Investment Fair 2000, you can learn how to become a more astute investor. There are experts and key players in the investment industry to point you in the right direction.

  You can even win attractive prizes and enjoy challenging games while you are there. Their talks cost as little as S$10* to attend - which could turn out to be your most astute investment after all.

  Tickets for the talks are available on the ground floor of the Singapore Exchange Building, 20 Cecil Street, from now until 6 Sep 2000 (10am - 5pm).

  So, make time to visit the Fair which will be held on 8, 9 & 10 Sep 2000 at Suntec Cty Halls 403 & 404, SICEC. The opening hours are as follows: 8 Sep 2000 from 12pm - 8pm & 9 - 10 Sep 2000 from 10am - 8pm.  PROGRAMME

 *Tickets sold on a first come, first served basis.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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

 

NEW WEBSITES

Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.

Today.com.sg  is a search engine.

Home-Club.com.sg is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days.

BookNTravel.com is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers.

IceRed.com is a community messageboard for people living in Singapore & Hongkong. Post or view messages on schools, work and play.

Legends-resort.com is the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia. It is a masterplanned resort.

AsiaUnitTrust.com is an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations.

Tengjeehum.com is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website.

Smxasia.com is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded.

Eyeball.com.sg or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper which hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by 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 1,161 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep 2000. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New Societies Registered:

*Association of Professional Investigators  808 French Road #06-179 Kitchener Complex Singapore 200808 (3 Aug 2000)

*Pets Enterprises & Traders Association (Singapore)  16 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Singapore 519316 (4 Aug 2000)

*English Language & Literature Teachers Association (Singapore)  English Language & Applied Linguistics Division, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 469 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259756 (7 Aug 2000)

Change of Address

*British Chamber of Commerce  10 Collyer Quay #03-04 Ocean Bldg Singapore 049315 (22 Jul 2000)

*University of Dubuque Alumni  51 Bras Basah Rd #01-02 Singapore 189554 (19 Jul 2000)

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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.

 

 The economy grew by 8.8% in the first half of this year, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed on 8 Aug 2000 in his National Day message.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park to open on 1 Sep 2000

Storm over Hainan Kopi Tales

Others 

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 Youth Choir with Magic Songs Conductor: Jennifer Tham  29, 30 Aug 2000   8pm   Victoria Concert Hall

International Guitar Festival 2000 from 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2000. Includes seminars and workshops.

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"  Directed by Roberta MacDonald   A Musical Dinner Theatre Experience brought to you by Caldwell Arts Entertainment & Golden Apple Dinner Theatre 16 - 31 Aug 2000 CHIJMES Hall

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

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 information on local happenings!

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.

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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

Fireworks Display

 

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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Thursday 24 Aug 2000

Bukit Timah Plaza's management corporation is facing legal action for gross negligence in allowing sewage to contaminate the building's water supply system. The filthy water has made at least 65 people fall ill since last week. The Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the Ministry of Environment (ENV) said yesterday that their investigations showed that the management corporation had "grossly neglected its duty" to maintain the complex's water supply and internal sewage-piping systems.

Two days after City Beat co-host Kym Ng resigned from MediaCorp Studios to join rival TV station SPH MediaWorks, Bryan Wong, 29, tendered his resignation yesterday morning. He will start work at MediaWorks on 1 Oct 2000.

The North-East MRT line is more than half complete, and will be ready to move commuters by the end of 2002.

Singaporeans clamouring for a five-day week should not insist on having every weekend off. Employees must be flexible and be ready to work on some Saturdays, said Mr Lim Boon Heng, Minister without Portfolio and chief of the National Trades Union Congress after his lecture at the National University of Singapore yesterday..

Asia

Jakarta: Indonesia's new-look cabinet, announced yesterday, received brickbats from the country's biggest political party, which predicted increased political friction over President Abdurrahman Wahid's failure to accommodate the wishes of Vice-President Megawati Sukarnoputri.  

Around the world

London: British Police said they have arrested three men suspected of having mounted a robbery in cyberspace of a UK Internet bank, stealing many thousands of pounds in what is thought to be a new tactic for organised crime. But the online bank EGG, which has 1.1 million customers, denied its security had been breached in the fraud case. The swoop on Tuesday followed a six-month investigation which began with a tip-off from the bank concerned.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

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.