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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%

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The weather TODAY: Occasionally windy with periods of showers expected in the late morning and afternoon.  High tide 3.39 am 2.6m  3.20 pm 2.7m   Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.19 pm   Moonrise  -  Moonset  12.15 pm   PSI: 31 (good) Temp: 23-30 degrees Celsius   


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GET FOR ME: SPH relaunches its Internet portal ASIAONE

     Singapore Press Holdings has relaunched its Internet portal website ASIAONE. now offers to netsurfers not only articles from its own newspapers and magazines, but also classified advertising, auctions, job opportunities, financial services, data services, e-shopping, free e-mail and various lifestyle sites. WOW!

     Especially useful are classifieds and stocks. Their stock section gives you real-time Singapore stock prices to let you track your shares. Classified ads let you browse through their wide range of classified advertisements for whatever you need, eg. rental apartments or cars on sale.

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

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers Shows the top five fiction and non-fiction titles sold at Kinokuniya Bookstore.  Top Ten MPH Bestsellers  Shows the top five fiction and non-fiction titles sold at MPH Bookstore.

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

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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. 

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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.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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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 Thursday 27  Jan  2000

In Singapore

From 4 Feb, cinema-goers pay S$5 for all shows on Mondays to Wednesdays and day shows on Thursdays, instead of S$7. They will have to pay S$6 to watch a movie after 5 pm on Thursdays. Tickets will cost S$6 before 5 pm, and S$8 after 5 pm on Fridays and the eve of public holidays. Saturday, Sunday and public holiday movie prices will be a flat S$8 for all shows.

The parents of the 18-year-old youth, who had sex with an underaged girl and abandoned their baby son when the boy was a day old, will pay S$12 000 towards maintaining the child in his first three years.

McDonald's Hello Kitty Japanese wedding dolls go on sale at their branches today but people started queueing outside the fast food restaurant's branches all over Singapore yesterday afternoon.

The award-winning computer game, Half-Life, has been banned here from Monday, on the grounds of excessive violence.


Jakarta: Talk of military purge untrue, says army chief.

Islamabad: Pakistan's Chief Justice was replaced yesterday after refusing to swear a new oath of office to the country's military regime, officials disclosed.

Around the world

London: Babies from frozen eggs- Britain gives okay.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.


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Raymond Han

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