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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

Rental Apartments Wanted

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

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New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi


Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

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National Arts Council Members

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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

The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and slightly hazy. Showers in the afternoon over many areas. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  THURSDAY: Afternoon showers can be expected. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 10.05am 2.7m  10.05pm 2.9m  SUN Sunrise 6.47 am Sunset 6.51 pm MOON Moonrise  5.02am  Moonset  5.25pm  PSI: 56 (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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  From today, you can order MOE-approved year 2001 school textbooks online anytime at and have them delivered to you without leaving your home. It's so easy and convenient.

  And for shopping with them, you will be rewarded with great gifts and vouchers, like:
* A Mystery Gift for a minimum purchase of $75*.
* $50 worth of gifts and vouchers for purchase of $120* and above.

  Their FREE delivery service* will bring your textbooks, nicely packed in a sturdy carton, right to your doorstep! So, why wait? Click on to and follow the steps below:

1. Click on the Textbooks icon at the top menu bar.
2. On the left menu, select the appropriate school level OR
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4. Click on Add to Cart.
5. When you're done with shopping, click on Check Out.
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2. All gifts are available while stocks last.
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We received our 600,000th hit on 21 Oct 2000!

Letters to the Editor

A Reminder: Thursday, 26 Oct 2000, is a public holiday in Singapore.

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NEW WEBSITES  A world of jobs, neatly packaged is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It currently offers online business checking accounts and business tools, such as a virtual office. is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers. is an online Internet casino. is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company. is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  an arabic casino - online casino. is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore. was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

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. 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). is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,453 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

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Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

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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.


New registered school:

*Camford Language School   1 Sophia Road #07-14/15 Peace Centre Singapore 228149 Supervisor: Mr MAK Ping Sum

New societies registered:

*Fajar Shopping Centre & Market Merchants' Association  Blk 445 Fajar Rd #01-526 Singapore 670445 (2 Oct 2000)

*Society of Natural And Alternative Health Therapists  61 Tanjong Pagar Rd Singapore 088482 (10 Oct 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

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... 


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:  

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) for university admission from 2003

Sex education for schools

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents


Deaths of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


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?

The Theory Of Everything - World Premiere  Written by Thai American playwright Prince Gomolvilas Directed by Tim Dang 19 - 29 Oct 2000   Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel Evening shows (Tues - Sun)  :  8.00pm  S$35, S$45 Matinee shows (Sat & Sun)  :  2.30pm  S$25, S$35 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Journey To The West  - A Legendary Children Drama Presented by Arts Theatre of Singapore Ltd  3, 4, & 6 Nov 2000  8pm Victoria Theatre.  4 & 5 Nov 2000 3.30pm Victoria Theatre Tickets at S$16, S$18, S$20, S$22 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 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.


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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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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Wednesday 25 Oct 2000

Wednesday's News

Singapore Press Holdings employees can take a full day off each year to do voluntary work under the company's Adopt-A-Charity programme which started yesterday.

Narcotics officers made their biggest cannabis haul this year when they caught a drug trafficker and a client on Monday morning. Officers found five one-kilogram blocks of cannabis in a plastic bag and S$7690 in cash when they arrested a man as he was getting out of a car beside the Geylang Methodist Church near Aljunied MRT Station.

A man who had been sacked by McDonald's for being rude to customers attacked another employee with a knife that very night while she was going home. Yesterday, CHANG Yau Fook, 45, admitted hurting Madam ANG Swee Choo, 52, in the arm and was sentenced to nine months in jail.

A man took a pill for a sore throat but choked on the medicine and died. NAI Yong Heng, 45, a delivery man, was at home with his pregnant wife when he died on Monday afternoon. Their two daughters, aged five and six, were in kindergarten at the time.

People renovating their homes can now buy an insurance plan which insures homeowners against errant contractors. NTUC Income's Renovation policy, launched last Friday, sets a premium of 1 per cent on total renovation costs. Policyholders will be covered for the length of the contract and for another six months against defects, such as warping of carpentry works, discoloration of building materials and cracks in tiles. But homeowners taking the policy must engage contractors, selected by Income, who are reputed for their good work.


Pyongyang, North Korea: North Korean leader Kim Jong Il hinted during his landmark talks here that his Stalinist state would not carry out further ballistic missile testing, visiting US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright said yesterday. 

Around the world

London: Pressure on the airline industry, rocked by the death of a 28-year-old woman from "economy-class syndrome", is likely to increase with the publication of a report by the British government calling for better health and safety conditions for passengers. The report by Britain's House of Lord's science and technology select committee, due in three weeks' time, will recommend that airlines give passengers more explicit preventive advice about deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) before long-haul flights, the Guardian newspaper reported yesterday.

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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.