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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

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Our National Library

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Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

Banking News

Currency Weekly Closing Rates

The WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder in the late morning and afternoon over many areas of Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers with thunder are expected for Friday and Saturday. WATER TIDES High tide  7.33am 2.1m  7.24pm 2.5m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  2.57am  Moonset 3.27pm  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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     Singapore's First Sword Boutique

Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Building in Hill Street

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  When you next visit Clarke Quay, hop into Medieval Lions - Singapore's first sword boutique. It's at 3C River Valley Road #01-46 Singapore 179023.

  On sale are historic, fantasy & oriental swords and daggers; armours and shields; as well as miniatures and accessories.

  Medieval Lions ensures authenticity and affordability for the seasoned collector and first-time buyers. Every sword carries historical significance and collector's value.

  Join as a member and get a privilege card which entitles you to a 15% discount on all non-promotional items. Yearly membership fee is S$35 for local applicants and S$60 for others. But, if you spend a minimum of S$500 on any sword in a single receipt, first-year subscription is free.

  Their website is Just A Click Away at Medieval Lions. For enquiries, please call Tel: (65) 338 1913 or Fax: (65) 337 9123 or e-mail noble@noblehouse-lions.com.  

We received our 300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!

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

NEW WEBSITES

Smxasia.com is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded.

VirtualBanking2000.com is an online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over 100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as delegates. For more information, please e-mail jay.mandevia@rmrplc.com

TiongChoon.com.sg is the website of car dealer Tiong Choon.

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.

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 985 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

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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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Thursday 27 July 2000

Three brothers who attacked a man at a Buddhist temple carpark were each sentenced to five months' jail yesterday. Chua Eng Huat, 33, a taxi driver, Chua Eng Seng, 25, a technician, and Chua Eng Lim, 30, a lorry driver, had earlier pleaded guilty to punching production manager Tan Yong Hock on 26 Apr 1998. But all three intend to appeal against the sentences and have each been released on S$10,000 bail.

The latest Straits Times Consumer Confidence Poll shows that an overwhelming majority of those polled will not be buying branded goods, property or a car in the next three months. Most also said they will not be holidaying overseas. The survey conducted in late June revealed that fewer Singaporeans expect the economy to improve this quarter. Half of them expect prices of goods to increase.

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 will start on Monday.

Asia

Beijing: China has flushed Britain's claims to have invented the water closet down the pan with the discovery of a 2,000-year-old toilet complete with running water, a stone seat and an armrest.

 Around the world

Gonesse, France: The Air France concorde jet which crashed and killed 113 people yesterday may have been doomed the moment it left the airport, said aviation experts at the crash site. One hundred passengers - 96 Germans, two Danes, an Austrian and an American - died in the crash along with the nine French crew members. Four people at the Hotel Bleu Marine which was partly demolished by the plunging supersonic airliner were also killed.

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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.