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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.


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The WEATHER on FRIDAY: Showers in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern and central Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers with thunder can be expected.  WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide 1.26pm  2.6m   -   SUN Sunrise  6.56am  Sunset 7.07pm MOON Moonrise  8.48am  Moonset  9.21pm    PSI: 37 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 26-33  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 542 7788.

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      The Great Singapore Sale starts today!

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  The Great Singapore Sale is back! From today till 8 Jul 2001, you can shop to your heart's delight. Take advantage of discount coupons available at the Great Singapore Sale's official website. You just need to print them using your home or office printer. There's no need to go around collecting these precious coupons. 

  This year, The Great Singapore Sale (GSS) goes to the heartlands. Yes! the organisers have roped in 140 shops at the Toa Payoh Town Centre to take part in this annual festival. And going to Toa Payoh is simply a breeze - take the MRT to Toa Payoh MRT Station and alight there. The town centre starts at the entrance to the MRT station.

  Highlights of the 45-day GSS, now into its eighth year, are:

  Islandwide instant win and lucky draw

  Shop, dial & win draw

  Puppetfest @ the malls of Centrepoint

  The Stone Age Hunt @ Causeway Point

  Aloha! The Great Hawaiian Sale @ Northpoint Shopping Centre

  Chinese Acrobatic Stunts @ Chinatown Point

  Lights! Camera! Action! Movie Magic @ The Forum

  The Great IT Sale @ Funan The IT Mall

  The Great Singapore Sale @ Suntec City Mall

  And, not forgetting the great discounts of up to 70% and more at hundreds of shops in Singapore during this period.

  For more information as well as to get the coupons, click HERE!

NEW WEBSITES is the website of the Graaskov family in Singapore. is the website of local dance studio A & J Creative Danceworld run by Latin American & social dance specialist coach Allan TAN and his wife Jessie. is the website of High Q Education Center where you can enrol for classes to prepare you for your SAT I Test. A website created by a young adult in Singapore talking about life and all about him. Give it a click and take a look. Hotels - Casino - Resorts - Investments. Make yourself heard. SG Television Portal is your guide to TV entertainment in Singapore. They provide snoops, teasers, news snippets about Singapore TV. This website is totally dedicated to TV. is an online resume database, targeting experienced gaming industry employees where they can create resumes in an open access or confidential format. It is an online casino. is your portal to dating sites, matchmaking, introduction services, marriage agencies, dating advice, singles travel, dating message boards & much more. They cut to the chase bringing you quality dating sites not affiliate sites for a few programs. is the website of the Mercantile Athletic Club. Planning to move to Jakarta, Indonesia? Visit the Club and see the premier business, sports and social club in Jakarta. is a news/information website on trends in Singapore and south-east asia. is the open-source travel portal. Interactive guides to hundreds of destinations, including Singapore. is the website of William Lai & Alan Wong Advocates & Solicitors - Singapore Lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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

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Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 9 August 2001.

New TV Channels

Government Notices

New Schools Registered:

*Edu-Place Tuition Centre (Lorong Limau) Blk 80 Lorong Limau #02-191 Singapore 320080 Supervisor: Mr Tan Hock Hoe.

*Epic Tuition Centre Blk 147 Potong Pasir Ave 1 #02-89 Singapore 350147 Supervisor: Mr Wong Kain Fei.


National Service

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Jun 1983 and 18 Dec 1983 starts on 12 Feb 2001 & ends on 25 May 2001. Click for details.

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.

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Xtreme 2

Where Different Souls Meet.  Presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre

Danny TAN, Artistic Director/Choreographer

24 - 26 May 2001     Guinness Theatre, The Substation

Tickets at S$20

Tickets available at all CalendarOne Ticket Outlets. 15% off for all students and OCBC Arts card holders. Hotline: (65) 296 2929. Enquiries: (65) 257 1738/9790 6934


Vietnamese Paintings

Truong Dinh Hao (1937), Do Xuan Doan (1937), Tran Luan Tin (1951), Le Tan Loc (1965), Nguyen Van Hai (1968), Hoang Thanh Vinh Phong (1971), Duong Ngoc Son (1973)

Admission is free. Gallery hours: From 11am - 8pm every day except Sundays and public holidays.

9 - 22 Jun 2001     Societe Generale Gallery, Alliance Francaise, 4th floor, 1 Sarkies Rd Singapore 258130

Contact: Natacha Blondeau Tel: (65) 833 9314 (from 2pm - 6pm) Fax: (65) 733 3023 E-mail:

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Low Lying Areas In Singapore  Lists the flood-prone areas in Singapore.

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