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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

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

What's New on our website

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

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

Rent-A-Car

CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

The WEATHER TODAY Showers in the afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore.  TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers are expected for Tuesday. Late morning and early afternoon showers are expected for Wednesday. WATER TIDES High tide 10.07am 2.5m  9.22pm 2.7m  SUN Sunrise 6.53 am Sunset 7.00 pm MOON Moonrise  4.31am  Moonset  5.01pm  PSI: 52 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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       Monday with the Editor: 2000 is running out!

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

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Hallo everyone

  It's Monday again. We're already into the last week of September. There's only a quarter of 2000 left for us to spend. These days, time seems to pass all too quickly, lulling us into a false sense of insecurity - why is that so? Have you noticed most of us are just letting time pass us by? I am guilty of such behaviour. Are you?

  I mean, I have told myself I have done quite a lot of work in 2000, but it's true - I have lost my momentum. I am just letting time pass me by. While one side of me says I can do more, the other just resigns itself to satisfaction with what I have achieved so far. Now that I think marks the start of a decline in standards I have set for myself. Are you also equally guilty of such behaviour?

  If so, take this opportunity to re-energise and push ahead again. Think of the next three months as the start of a new period. Write down your goals for 2000 again on a fresh sheet of paper; strike out those you have achieved so far; congratulate yourself and add new goals to those left on the paper. Today is just about as good a time as any to start.

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

Letters to the Editor

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com.

Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.

Aflowerweb.com Flowers & Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, etc.

AsiaHomes.com Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for Owners and Realtors

eBookIt.com is an online travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and cars for booking online.

Lifestyle2U.com 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)

IT-Axe.com is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and accessories.

CarFellas.com provides you with more choices in buying and selling cars, car insurance, car care and a whole range of services.

HDBuilders.com 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.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

one-99shop.com 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.

wwlegal.com 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 1,328 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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New Registered School:

Tropics Language School   Blk 444 Clementi Ave 3 #02-125B Singapore 120444 Supervisor: Dr Guo Yanchun (21 Sep 2000)

New societies registered:

*Crisis Relief Society (Singapore)  8 Upper Bukit Timah View Singapore 588141 (31 Aug 2000)

*Culture Regeneration Research Society   5A Parry Ave Singapore 547227 (5 Sep 2000)

*Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens  91 Geylang East Ave 2 Singapore 389759 (6 Sep 2000)

*Success Strategy Mandarin Club   1 Kim Seng Promenade #04-01 Great World City Singapore 237994 (13 Sep 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 peoplesearch@getforme.com.

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... 

GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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.

TOURISTS

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.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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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Monday 25 Sep 2000

Singapore's JING Junhong, 31, lost to Taiwan's CHEN Jing in the bronze-medal match yesterday.

Thieves struck at the Crestar Learning Centre and Yamaha Music School in Tampines Mall on Friday, police said yesterday. Two flutes, two clarinets, and an oboe valued at more than S$6000, cash, S$370 in coins and a mobile phone were taken.

Asia

Jakarta: Indonesian police have arrested 25 people in connection with at least two bombings as security forces in the capital shifted into a heightened state of alert. The arrests came at the weekend as President Abdurrahman Wahid appointed General Bimantoro Suroyo as national police chief, replacing General Rusdihardjo, who was dismissed after failing to stop the recent spate of terror bombings.

Adelaide, Australia: A New Zealand tourist died yesterday after being attacked by a shark at Cactus Beach, 600 km west of the Australian city of Adelaide. The 25-year-old man was surfing when the shark attacked. Police are still looking for his body.

Around the world

London: Thousands of asylum seekers are refusing to leave London to live in other parts of Britain because they do not want to miss out on the "good life" in the capital. The determination of the refugees to remain in London has disrupted government plans to disperse 65,000 people out of the capital. The asylum seekers are mainly from China, Romania, Sri Lanka Bangladesh and Africa. They were offered free houses if they moved to other big towns and cities.

Berne, Switzerland: 60% of Swiss voters yesterday rejected a referendum to limit the proportion of foreign residents to 18% of the population, Swiss radio and television reported. Last year, foreigners accounted for 19.3% of the country's 7.2 million inhabitants.

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Newspapers In Singapore

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 SINGAPORE SLING

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.