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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

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

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Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

Our National Library

Radio Music Awards

Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

Banking News

Currency Weekly Closing Rates


House Agents' CEHA

Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the predawn hours and morning over most areas. Partly cloudy thereafter. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Morning and late afternoon showers are expected for Wednesday and Thursday. WATER TIDES High tide  4.37am 2.3m  5.24pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  1.13am  1.38pm  PSI: 41 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-31  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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     New Queens condominium in Stirling Road

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Coming Soon: A walk through Hongkong Land's CityLink Mall: Singapore's first subterranean mall

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Allgreen Properties Ltd's new 99-year- leasehold condominium Queens is set to overshadow the surrounding buildings in Stirling Road in 2003.

  Queens will be Singapore's tallest condominium when ready. The condominium boasts three towers of 38-storey-high apartments - Hampton, Buckingham and Windsor. It offers 2, 3 & 4-bedroom apartments of areas from 914 to 1636 sq ft.

  A soft-launch on 19 Jul 2000 netted 75% take-up rate for the first batch of 200 phase-one units. The first release from 20 Jul 2000 offers all 254 units of Windsor and 107 units of Buckingham. Please phone (65) 472 3395, 472 3396, or 228 6840.

  Some facts:

  Developer: Queenstown Peak Pte Ltd

  Tenure of land: 99-year lease from 16 Feb 98

  Expected date of vacant possession: 31 Dec 2003

  Joint Marketing Agents: Knight Frank (65) 222 1333 & Leo Property Mgt Pte Ltd

  Allgreen Properties Ltd Tel: (65) 737 3822 Fax: (65) 737 8300 

We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress. is the website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in 1999. is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000. is a home furnishing website. is a travel website launched on 19 Jul 2000. is designed to help consumers shorten the process of buying selection. Buyers can obtain competitive price quotations from vshopper. helps you buy or sell your car. Also has a free valuation service provided on screen in the comfort of your home Condo Property Listings, Service Providers & Reverse Auctions for the Singapore market. where you can add your name to a buying list without being obliged to buy. Choose from categories, such as audio & video, computers or vehicles. Free local delivery! or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets next month. Coming to you from 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 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.


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

We are now 977 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Cathay Cinema screened its last movie show on 30 Jun 2000. The 61-year-old building is expected to be demolished to make way for a new building.


*MeesPierson N.V. has merged with Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. and the new entity is known as Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. Fortis Bank (Netherland) N.V. has been issued a banking licence w.e.f. 23 Jun 2000 and MeesPierson N.V. has surrendered its banking licence.

New societies registered:

*Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnana Muneeswarar Temple  397 Serangoon road Singapore 218123 (24 Jun 2000)

*Asia DAB Committee of the World DAB Forum  140 Hill St #04-01 MITA Bldg Singapore 179369 (24 Jun 2000)

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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.


 National Day 9 Aug 2000

Have you started displaying the Singapore flag at the facade of your residence yet?

Show your love for your country!

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate



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 River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

Viva Viagra  A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug 2000  8pm at Drama Centre; 29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000  Drama Centre 3pm

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

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 local happenings!


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

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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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

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Tuesday 25 July 2000

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore has revealed that almost every home and office in Singapore will have access to superfast Internet in five years' time.

Land and property owners must ensure that any excavation work they do on their own land does not affect or damage the property next door. If they fail to take preventive measures, for example, by building retaining or support walls, they will be liable to pay hefty compensation if cracks or other faults appear on their neighbour's property. Singapore's highest court, the Court of Appeal, made this ruling yesterday, overruling an archaic English land law which, for 120 years, has allowed land owners free use of their property.

A 15-year-old girl, who joined in the cruel assault of another teenager, was sent to jail even though she was a minor. The girl, who cannot be named, was given a total jail term of 5˝ years by the High Court for joining other youngsters in the assault of the 14-year-old victim over 17 days in an Ang Mo Kio flat.

In the past six months, there have been seven cases of arson involving motorcycles in Bukit Batok housing estate, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In all, five motorcycles, three motorcycle covers and two scooters were set ablaze.

Police have dropped charges against a 13-year-old boy who printed a S$2 note with an inkjet printer. They have also returned the computer equipment he used to make the fake note. He is a secondary one student at MacPherson Secondary School. No further action will be taken against the boy, said the Commercial Affairs Department.

Two juveniles and a woman were charged separately yesterday with killer-litter offences. One of the girls, aged 14, allegedly threw two glass bottles and a plastic bag filled with water from a ninth-floor flat in Bishan on 7 May 2000. The other, also aged 14, is said to have thrown a plastic bottle and a water-filled plastic bag from the same unit the same day. In another court, Michelle Lim Seok Hiang, 49, was charged with throwing an assortment of items from her fourth-floor flat in Block 217, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 at 2.20am on 22 Jul 2000.


Bangkok: ASEAN must reinvent itself to regain lost ground or it will risk losing its relevance in the new global economy, where increased competition is expected from other parts of Asia, its foreign ministers said yesterday.

 Around the world

London: Tiger Woods takes the British Open, becoming the fifth and youngest champion ever to win all four Grand Slam golf tournaments.

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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.