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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

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What's New on our website

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi


Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

The WEATHER TODAY Partly cloudy and slightly hazy. Showers with thunder over many areas in the late morning and early afternoon.  TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Slightly hazy conditions remain. Mainly late morning and early afternoon showers are expected for Monday. WATER TIDES High tide 9.16am 2.4m  8.18pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 6.54 am Sunset 7.00 pm MOON Moonrise  3.33am  Moonset  4.05pm  PSI: 57 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 23-31  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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       The 2000/2001 Raffles Scholars

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Here are the 2000/2001 Raffles Scholars:

Dr CHIN Khong Wee - Raffles Scholar

Dr Jeffery Lawrence Cutter Ministry of Health - Raffles Scholar

Mr Peter Mari Govindasamy Singapore Trade Development Board - Raffles Scholar

Ms KOH Sok Boon BAE Systems/Loughborough University - Raffles Scholar

Mr KOH Yan Hong Ministry of Home Affairs - Raffles Scholar

Ms Peggy KEK Peck Gee - Raffles Scholar

Mr Mark LAU Fatt Kun Neptune Orient Lines - Raffles Scholar

Ms Katherine PANG Foong Peng HSBC - Raffles Scholar

Ms SIM Hwee Hong Swire Cathay Pacific - Raffles Scholar

Mr TAN Chee Khiang Monetary Authority of Singapore - Raffles Scholar

Ms Doreen TAN Bee Lian Rothschild - Raffles Scholar

Mr Eddie TAN Wee Hong Public Utilities Board - Raffles Scholar

Mr WONG Choon Weng Shell Centenary Chevening Scholar

Mr WONG Kim Ngie Land Transport Authority - Raffles Scholar

Mr Gerald YONG Choon Miao BT Asia Academy - Raffles Scholar

  The Raffles Scholarship Scheme offers unbonded full-cost and fees only scholarships for one-year's postgraduate study at British universities to exceptional young Singaporeans who have not studied in the United Kingdom before. The scheme is jointly funded by the British Government and companies and organisations based in Singapore. For information on applying for a Raffles Scholarship, please contact Clara Chong, the British Council, 30 Napier Road, Singapore 258509, Tel: (65) 470 7109, E-mail: For information on sponsorship opportunities and benefits for companies, please contact Fraser Addiscott, British High Commission, Tanglin Road, Singapore 247919, Tel: (65) 473 9333, E-mail:

We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for Owners and Realtors is an online travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and cars for booking online. is an online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags, cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures) is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and accessories. provides you with more choices in buying and selling cars, car insurance, car care and a whole range of services. is an online hub which facilitates and manages the whole spectrum of business processes in the construction industry. You can access information on tenders, HDB, classifieds as well as suppliers and contractors. is a one-stop unit trust portal; includes detailed and comprehensive information on Singapore funds industry. is an on-line, one-stop, one-source, lifestyle portal for women in Asia, focusing on personal well-being. Read a wealth of information, go shopping, search specialised services, create your own personal e-blackbook and win prizes. 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). 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. is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch date is 21 Sep 2000.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.


The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 1,321 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.


New Banking Licence:

*Hana Bank (Not. 2529 dated 15 Sep 2000)

Change of name of insurance company:

*Axa Reinsurance Asia Pte Ltd to Axa Corporate Solutions Asia Pacific Pte Limited from 1 Sep 2000 (Not. No. 2556 dated 18 Sep 2000). 

New Address:

*Cougars Adventure Club  56 Bukit Batok East Ave 5 #09-01 Singapore 659804 (8 Aug 2000)

*Society of Chinese Cuisine Chefs (Singapore)  228B Sims Ave Singapore 387507 (10 Aug 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 


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 Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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?

Alarms And Excursions  -  A comedy by Michael Frayn  Directed by Nick Perry. A Stage Club Presentation  41 Malcolm Rd Singapore 308276.  27 - 30 Sep 2000  8pm  Drama Centre. Tickets at S$20 - S$30.

American Ballet Theatre  25 - 27 Sep 2000  Kallang Theatre Tickets from S$40 - S$140  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Laura Fygi LIVE  -  Latin Touch Asia Tour  A one-night special of Laura's Jazz & Latin hits, including Bewitched, Como Fue, All Of Me, Amor, Perfidia, Besame Mucho, You Had To Be There and more.  29 Sep 2000 Harbour Pavilion, WTC 8pm  Tickets at S$100, S$75, S$50

Cat City - Performance in Mandarin     6 Oct 2000  8pm  Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel  Tickets at S$26, S$34  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

7 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


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.


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


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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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Sunday 24 Sep 2000

Singapore's JING Junhong, 31, lost her chance at playing in an Olympic final for table-tennis when she lost to China's Li Ju (ranked No.2 in the world) in the women's singles semi-finals yesterday. But she can still fight for a bronze today at 4pm (Singapore time). If she wins the medal, she will have won for Singapore its second ever Olympic medal.

Education Minister TEO Chee Hean yesterday said that it would take the Education Ministry two to three years to decide on PM GOH's suggestion that all primary schools go single-session. It will have to balance benefits - such as better access to facilities and more attention devoted to pupils - with practical considerations, such as the need for more teachers, land and schools, he said.

Many Thai labourers in Singapore are taking amphetamines so they can work longer hours to pay off debts incurred from hefty job-placement fees, said Mr Raksak Chokchaisathit, a labour counsellor at the Thai Embassy here. The workers pay between S$10 and S$15 a tablet, while the daily wage of each unskilled worker is only S$18 to S$20, and that of skilled workers is S$20 to S$25, he said. He revealed that Singapore had at least 62,500 Thai workers, the second largest number after Taiwan.

Close to half of the calls to the Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) hotlines were about relationship problems. And the bulk of callers were women under 40 years old. In this group, the younger women who called were worried about boyfriends, family and friends. With older women, it was concern about marriage, in-laws and children that made them call for help. On average, SOS counsellors handled 97 calls a day, or a total of 35,232 calls, from April 1999 to March 2000, said SOS which released its annual report yesterday. 


Beijing: China has sentenced six men to death for kidnapping 240 women and selling them to farmers desperate for wives, in one of the biggest cases of human trafficking. The defendants headed a gang of about 90 members who kidnapped women from the southern provinces of Yunnan and Guizhou and took them to Jiangsu where they were handed over to 20 peasant gang members. The gangsters then sold the women to peasants. The kidnappings began in 1992.

Hongkong: Five lucky punters shared the HK$125 million (S$27.5 million) first prize in the Mark Six draw on Friday night, ending a 17-day frenzy to crack the lottery's largest-ever jackpot, it was reported yesterday. The numbers drawn were: 5, 15, 24, 29, 32, and 34. The extra number was 6.  

Around the world

Washington: Mindful of election-year politics and hoping to avert a winter oil crunch, US President Bill Clinton has ordered a limited release of 30 million barrels of oil from emergency reserves to bring down decade-high fuel prices.

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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.