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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.


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Raymond Han

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ERP Rates for cars

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Recent Property Transactions

Our National Library

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Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

Banking News

Currency Weekly Closing Rates


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Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the late morning and early afternoon, mainly over northern, western and southern Singapore. OUTLOOK  Showers expected in the late morning and early afternoon over the next few days. WATER TIDES High tide  3.52am 2.4m  5.31pm 2.3m  SUN Sunrise 7.02 am Sunset 7.14 pm MOON Moonrise 12.59pm  Moonset  1.20am  PSI: 31 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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     SBS launches Night Owl weekend bus services


Mdm Kang's Kitchen Singaporean Crabs coming soon on Tuesday!

Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the Stamford Road route.

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  On 26 May 2000, TIBS launched its NightRider bus services to fetch late night revellers home from various parts of town at a flat rate of S$3 per passenger.

  Not to be outdone, Singapore Bus Services, two days ago, launched its Night Owl bus services for the same purpose. But, it is good news for commuters. 

  First of all, commuters now have two bus companies to choose from, both of which offer at total of 14 (SBS 4, TIBS 10) bus services plying the main routes after midnight.

  Second, SBS's pricing looks set to be a winner. SBS charges a distance related fare. The fare is pegged at 50% above the normal fares on the same bus service during the day. Normal bus fares range from S$0.70 - S$1.50. Passengers who drop off at nearby destinations pay only about S$1.30 and the farthest destination attracts a maximum fare of S$2.25. The fares charged are significantly lower than TIBS's NightRider fares. MORE...

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Visit the zoo for half-price on Sunday 25 Jun 2000. The Singapore Zoological Gardens is slashing its admission charges to mark its 27th Anniversary. Adults pay S$6 and children between 3 & 12 years old S$2.50.

NEW WEBSITES where you can buy and sell your property. lets you find out all about exhibitions, conventions and meetings happening in Singapore. You can also get free brochures on meetings, incentive travel, conventions an the exhibition industry. sells all types of teddy bears. is a renovation portal which puts you in contact with renovation contractors, suppliers and designers. There's even an auction section as well as classifieds. is a virtual supermarket. It has a wide variety of quality and fresh products. There is free delivery for orders above S$70. It is the online arm of Singapore Food Industries Ltd. is the website of 8 days, a local Entertainment & Television Weekly magazine.

Snow City is the website of a new attraction, Snow City, in sunny Singapore. is the website of The Singapore Mint which sells banknotes, cashcards, phonecards, MRT cards, coins and other collectibles. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). is coming to you soon! 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.

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 778 pages thick and growing.

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

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New addresses of Societies & Clubs:

*Swedish Women's Educational Association Int'l (Singapore)  98 Binjai Park Singapore 589886 (2 Jun 2000)

*Association for Gifted Children  466 Lorong 3 Geylang Rd Singapore 388934 (6 Jun 2000)

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Setting up a business? Do a free Name Search first to see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.

Settling-In Assistance: For foreigners who intend to study, work and live in Singapore

Tel: (65) 323 8402


The 17-storey Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct 1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema complex. It was completed in 1941.

COMFORT & YELLOWTOP taxi fares have gone up! CITYCAB fares will only go up on 26 Jun 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in CityCab & TIBS taxis in the meantime.

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 Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000. Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults), S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.

The World's Biggest Matchstick Creation "Tien An Men" made from 2 million matchsticks Exhibition & Demonstration at Chinatown Point Podium B (Singapore Handicraft Centre)10am - 10pm. Now till 25 Jun 2000.

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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


Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


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

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 Sunday 25 June 2000

The National Science & Technology Board (NSTB) is to be reorganised in a few months. Mr Phillip Yeo has been appointed Executive Chairman effective from 1 Feb 2000, said Trade and Industry Minister BG (NS) George Yeo yesterday.

Indonesian Vice-President Megawati Sukarnoputri will pay a three-day working visit to Singapore from today.

Water tariffs and the water conservation tax will go up from next month for home users. Their rates will be raised by between 14.3 and 23.3 cents per cubic metre whereas non-domestic customers will not be affected. To help lower income families cope, the government will provide a S$200 rebate for one to three-room flats and S$100 for four-room flats. The amount will be credited against the bills of eligible homes in September 2000.

Actress-singer Fann Wong yesterday became the first home-grown artiste to stage a solo concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Consumer prices fell by 0.4% last month, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.


Manila: Muslim rebels released one of nine Malaysians among 21 mostly foreign hostages they have been holding in the southern Philippines for two months, the government's chief negotiator Robert Aventajado said yesterday. The Malaysian man is 29-year-old Zulkurmain Hashim.

Tokyo: Japanese voters go to over 53000 polling stations nationwide today to choose their lawmakers.  

Around the world

London: Britain has decided to grant political asylum to the two Chinese men who emerged alive from the back of the Dutch truck in which 58 other Chinese illegal immigrants suffocated to death.

Courtesy of

The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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.


The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000 dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.

The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased commonly by most households.

The Government has forecast that inflation will be within 2% this year.