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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.

The weather TODAY: Showers with thunder expected in the afternoon in most areas.  High tide 3.09 am 2.6m  3.48 pm  2.3m    Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  12.02 pm  Moonset 12.22 pm-   PSI: 32 (good) Temp: 23-32  degrees Celsius    


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    Get For Me: New website for Chinese professionals

     A new website, launched last Friday, aims to get Chinese professionals from around the world to meet at a common place, get joint projects started and participate in public forums all on the Internet. Named the Chinese Professionals Network, the website which is in Chinese, expects to get 2 million hits every month.

     It also plans to have a public offering this year. The website offers the following:

     information on professional Chinese organisations and their activities

     public forums where visitors can express their views on a variety of subjects

     listings of jobs which are available


     getforme their website: Chinese Professionals Network


NEW LAUNCH: G.K. Goh has announced the launch of their online stock trading site. Click GOHDIRECT.

COMING SOON: i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website which has an auction mall, shopping plaza and more. Click i-mall21.com for a preview.

COMING SOON: A new website IP3000.com which claims to have over 7 000 000 websites indexed, including Europe and Asia. It says it is the largest information and media search engine on the web. Click Internet Portal 3000 to get a preview now. 

POLL:  Do you like our new RED colour? Tell us. Click HERE.

NEW: New M1 shop opens at #B1-19/20 Paragon Shopping Centre. Other branches are at #B1-18-19 Tampines Mall and #01-16-17 West Mall.

NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

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. 


EXPATRIATES: 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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board  Tourist Arrival Statistics

USEFUL WEBSITES: AtoZasia.com  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions. Catcha.com.sg  A Singapore search engine.

GET FOR ME: New Books


Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

Price: S$61.70  (excludes shipping)

You may place your order with us at support@getforme.com.

The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Saturday 26 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Dr Hu announces new budget. Highlights: S$500 increase in tax relief for looking after aged parents. Special CPF top-up of S$250 in Ordinary Account. Corporate tax down 0.5% to 25.5% starting next year. Property tax relief of 25% for commercial and industrial buldings. 10% corporate tax rebate withdrawn. Stamp duty on share transactions, now suspended, will be scrapped from 30 June.

In a joint statement issued last night, the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) and the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) said they have signed two agreements which will provide a 'comprehensive solution' to the issue of the suspended CLOB shares.

 A 37-year-old lawyer yesterday lost his licence to practise because he used other people's properties to raise more than S$2 million for himself. Billy Ng Chee Sing mortgaged two properties with the help of his friends. Before he was called to the bar in Mar 1995, Billy Ng was a deputy superintendent of police who held senior positions, including a posting as head of CID's Secret Societies Branch. 

An Indonesian maid poured sulphuric acid into the mouth of a 3-year-old baby boy just to get another maid into trouble. For this, Sumiyem, 17, was jailed eight years.


Bandar Seri Begawan: The Brunei government is set to apply to the High Court here for a travel ban to be slapped on Prince Jefri Bolkiah to prevent him from leaving the country.

Around the world

Washington: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher spied on members of her own government through a secret US-led surveillance network called Echelon, according to a CBS television report.

Washington: In a potentially-devastating discovery, government investigators said they have detected new computer hacking tools that allow Windows-based PCs to be corrupted and remotely launch attacks like those that brought down major American e-commerce sites two weeks ago.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

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The Editor

Raymond Han

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