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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

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water

Scholarships

Economy

Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

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

Family

House Agents' CEHA

Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder in the afternoon over northern, southern and eastern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers are expected for Thursday and Friday. WATER TIDES High tide  5.58am 2.1m  6.22pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  2.03am  2.31pm  PSI: 53 (moderate) 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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     Chang & Eng Concert In The Park

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building in Hill Street

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

Click logo to start tour

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

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Catch the cast of Chang & Eng - The Musical performing songs from the hit show in brilliant stage costumes amidst beautiful greenery at this special concert.

  Bring your own picnic or savour Thai culinary delights from the food stalls in the park. Don't miss this "Picnic Theatre" event for the whole family.

  Saturday 12 August 2000

Venue: The Green, Fort Canning Park

Picnic from 5pm.  Showtime: 7.30pm

Tickets: S$8 (children) S$16 (adults)

Buy by this Friday and pay just S$14 for adults!

  Tickets from Centrepoint, Funan, Marina Square, Century Square, Jurong Point, Forum, Great World, Tanglin Mall, West Mall or book online at Ticketcharge or call (65) 296 2929.

 

We expect to receive our 300,000th hit on Thursday 27 Jul 2000!

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

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

NEW WEBSITES

Med.nus.edu.sg is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress.

SetthaPalace.com 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.

HDBhousing.com is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000.

Myhome.com.sg is a home furnishing website.

Tiss.com.sg is a travel website launched on 19 Jul 2000.

V-shopper.com is designed to help consumers shorten the process of buying selection. Buyers can obtain competitive price quotations from vshopper.

AutoMedia.com.sg helps you buy or sell your car. Also has a free valuation service provided on screen in the comfort of your home

Condo.com.sg Condo Property Listings, Service Providers & Reverse Auctions for the Singapore market.

Bluemarx.com.sg 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!

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

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 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.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 981 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.

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

New societies registered:

*Lions Club of Singapore Cybercare 263 Bukit Timah Rd #01-01 Casa Rosita Singapore 257904 (4 Jul 2000)

*Asian Clean Fuels Association  9 Raffles Place #53-02 Republic Plaza Singapore 048619 (7 Jul 2000)

*Photonics Association (Singapore)  14 Fifth Lok Yang Rd Jurong Town Singapore 629763 (8 Jul 2000)

*Mountbatten Guzheng Performing Group 109 Aroozoo Ave Singapore 539860 (11 Jul 2000)

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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.

 

 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

Killer-Litter

 

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!

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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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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Wednesday 26 July 2000

Mdm Ho Ching, wife of Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, has donated close to half a million dollars to charity - money she received from exercising her stock options. The Chartered Semi- conductor Manufacturing chairman sold the 40,000 Chartered shares on the open market. It is not known which organisation has benefited from her generosity, but it is understood that one of her favourite charities is the Autism Association of Singapore.

Lightning struck two workers yesterday morning near the Paya Lebar Airbase, killing one man. The other is in hospital and in stable condition.

A maid who abandoned her premature newborn baby in a toilet at Mount Elizabeth Hospital ealier this year was cleared of attempted murder yesterday. Deputy Public Prosecutor Hay Hung Chun withdrew the charge against Ms Fagarang Petron, 34.

Singapore is declaring war on stroke, the third most common cause of death here after cancer and heart disease. It will put a stroke management plan into place. It will focus on preventing stroke, managing stroke treatment and rehabilitating people who have been struck down. In the 35 - 64 age group, there are 38 stroke deaths per 100,000 population here, said Health Minister Lim Hng Kiang yesterday.

Asia

Indonesia: In a sign that Indonesia is preparing for a crackdown on plantations responsible for the spread of haze, the government announced that it would suspend 12 companies in North Sumatra and Riau for allegedly starting land-clearing fires.

 Around the world

Washington: Foreign-born Americans are calling for the right to run for president, saying the ban on candidates born outside the country makes them second-class citizens. The US constitution requires that presidential candidates be "natural-born". Anyone who is born abroad and gets American citizenship later in life is disqualified from running.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

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.