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|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
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Rent Control in Singapore to be abolished
1947, Rent Control was introduced in
Singapore to restrict a landlordís right to increase the
rent of or remove the tenant from a rent-controlled
property. This was to protect tenants from unscrupulous
landlords during the housing shortage of post-war years.
The current Control of Rent Act was enacted in 1953.
reach of the public housing programme progressed, the need
for rent control decreased. Thus, the Controlled Premises
(Special Provisions) Act was introduced in 1970 to allow a
landlord to recover his rent-controlled property for
purposes of redevelopment by compensating the tenants for
vacating the premises.
so, the landlord has to first apply to the Tenantsí
Compensation Board to recover the rent controlled
property. The Board may require the landlord to compensate
his tenants and occupiers if they are eligible for such
compensation. At the same time, the government had also
provided avenues for tenants to seek alternative public
this in place, the Government had announced on 3 April
1997 that rent control would be abolished on 1 April
the Control of Rent (Abolition) Bill 2001 is introduced to
deal with the abolition of rent control in 3 stages:
Firstly, the Bill repeals the Control of Rent Act with
effect from 1 April 2001 and thus, immediately abolishes
rent control in Singapore.
the Controlled Premises (Special Provisions) Act will
remain in effect but the Bill will amend the Act to make
it clear that the Tenantsí Compensation Board will
continue to function only for the purpose of settling its
outstanding matters (e.g. outstanding part determined
applications, reviews and enforcement of its Orders).
Thirdly, the Bill will repeal the Controlled Premises
(Special Provisions) Act on a date to be determined by the
Minister, after the Tenantsí Compensation Board has
settled its outstanding matters. The Tenantsí
Compensation Board will be dissolved with the repeal of
Minister for National Development, Mr Mah Bow Tan,
introduced the Control of Rent (Abolition) Bill 2001 for
its first reading in Parliament on 23 Feb 2001. The Bill
seeks to provide for the abolition of rent control. The
second and third readings of the Control of Rent
(Abolition) Bill 2001 will be read in March 2001.
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Besides introductions on the food, places, culture and customs
of Japan, it also has free online Japanese lessons which allow
you to undestand Nihongo better.
is all about getting bagtags to help you find your lost luggage.
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range from S$15nett(dorm beds) to S$72nett(deluxe rooms).
provides anti-theft product protection for all airport
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is a members-driven club and organises riding trips to Malaysia
World66.com is the open-source
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is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates &
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Holidays HARI RAYA
the next public holiday. It falls on Tuesday 6 March 2001.
12 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.
Practice Lecture on Arts and Culture by Prof. Yee Chang Hai
24 Feb 2001 Creative
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2.30 pm sharp
$25.75 (incl. of GST), $15.45 (students concession)
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