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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

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

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



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

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the morning over many areas. Partly hazy and cloudy thereafter. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Slightly hazy with late morning and early afternoon showers. WATER TIDES High tide 10.24am 2.2m  9.22pm  2.7m  SUN Sunrise 7.02 am Sunset 7.11 pm MOON Moonrise 4.45am   Moonset 5.18pm  PSI: 54 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  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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     SUNHAVEN homes now open for booking 


Rated P(G) Presented By Drama Box

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Sunhaven is the latest condominium project to be released into the market for booking. The project retains its exclusivity by offering only 295 units from 92 sqm to 217 sqm. Prices start from S$680,800.

  Its location in Changi - near Changi Airport; and popular schools, such as St Anthony's Cannossian and St Hilda's School - makes it a logical choice. What's more - it sits on freehold land and the homes are e-enabled! There are enhanced Cat. 5 cables for broadband Internet/teleconferencing transmission. LAN points are installed in the living room and all bedrooms to form a network for computers to share files, the printer and scanner in the home.

  Other facilities available are : free-form swimming pool, tennis court, clubhouse, exercise station, BBQ area, gym, jogging track and a fun-filled playground which comes with a skateboard rink.

  Free shuttle bus service is available at Tanah Merah MRT Station on 26 & 27 Aug 2000 as well as on 2nd & 3rd Sep 2000. The service operates from 11am to 6pm on those days. Their showrooms are open daily from 11am to 6pm. Tel: (65) 546 1318. Their website is Just A Click Away at Sunhaven.

  Developer: DBS Realty (Pte) Ltd, Location: MK28 Lots 4864A and 5982Wpt at Upper Changi Road East, Expected Date of Vacant Possession: 30 Jun 2004.

We received our 400,000th hit on 22 Aug 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!


Bikers Homepage fulfils all your motorcycling needs in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Info, rides, ads, links, tours, pics, hangouts, and much more.  is a search engine. is an online grocery shop launched on 23 Aug 2000. They deliver during working days but you can get free delivery with orders exceeding S$30. You can also return unsatisfactory goods within 7 days. is a travel website with bargain fares from the region (Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand). It is an e-commerce initiative of Chan Brothers. is a community messageboard for people living in Singapore & Hongkong. Post or view messages on schools, work and play. is the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia. It is a masterplanned resort. is an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations. is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website. 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. 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). 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. 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.


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

We are now 1,173 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

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 Societies Registered:

*Association of Professional Investigators  808 French Road #06-179 Kitchener Complex Singapore 200808 (3 Aug 2000)

*Pets Enterprises & Traders Association (Singapore)  16 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 Singapore 519316 (4 Aug 2000)

*English Language & Literature Teachers Association (Singapore)  English Language & Applied Linguistics Division, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, 469 Bukit Timah Road Singapore 259756 (7 Aug 2000)

Change of Address

*British Chamber of Commerce  10 Collyer Quay #03-04 Ocean Bldg Singapore 049315 (22 Jul 2000)

*University of Dubuque Alumni  51 Bras Basah Rd #01-02 Singapore 189554 (19 Jul 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


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 economy grew by 8.8% in the first half of this year, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed on 8 Aug 2000 in his National Day message.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park to open on 1 Sep 2000

Storm over Hainan Kopi Tales


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?

Singapore Youth Choir with Magic Songs Conductor: Jennifer Tham  29, 30 Aug 2000   8pm   Victoria Concert Hall

International Guitar Festival 2000 from 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2000. Includes seminars and workshops.

"You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"  Directed by Roberta MacDonald   A Musical Dinner Theatre Experience brought to you by Caldwell Arts Entertainment & Golden Apple Dinner Theatre 16 - 31 Aug 2000 CHIJMES Hall

Invisibility Rated P(G) and performed in English and Mandarin  Presented by Drama Box Written by Quah Sy Ren  Adapted & Directed by Sim Pern Yiau     Performed by: Alvin Chiam, Caroline Fernandez, Zelda Tatiana Ng & Yeo Yann Yann  13 - 17 Sep 2000, 19 - 23 Sep 2000  8pm

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival = Mooncake Festival = Mid-Autumn Festival follows thereafter.

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!


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.


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


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

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


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Sunday 27 Aug 2000

A fourth MediaCorp artiste has resigned to join MediaWorks. Veteren compere Guo Liang, 32, will start work with MediaWorks in October 2000.

Singapore could face a shortfall of 4,000 hectares of land when its population swells to 5.5 million, which it is expected to do in 40 years' time. The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) estimates that 16,000 hectares of land is needed to meet the housing, employment and recreation needs of a population of that size. However, the stock available stands at 12,000 hectares. This includes reclaimed land and land that will be reclaimed in the future. To address this problem, urban planners will have to intensify land usage, either by making buildings taller and denser, housing industries in high-rise blocks or setting aside less land for parks, said the URA at a media briefing.

Retail sales of compact discs and cassettes have shrunk by more than half since 1997. They plunged from S$115 million that year to S$57.7 million in 1998 and slipped further last year to S$53 million. Music lovers bought 5.4 million CDs in 1997, but only 3.84 million in 1998 and 3.77 million last year. Only 1.8 million CDs were sold in the first half of this year, a little less than the half-year total in 1998 and last year. SPVA chairman Gary See said that cassettes used to command 70% of the market in 1986 and now CDs make up 95% of the market. He noted that the music industry was losing 20% of its annual sales to pirates.

An Indian man in his late 30s and believed to be a money-changer was found shot dead in the Chin Swee area last night. According to residents at the scene, two shots were heard at around 8pm. He was found at the foot of an overhead bridge near a bus stop, close to Block 2, Jalan Kukoh. This is believed to be the second shooting this year that has resulted in death.

Every month, about 20 vehicles burst into flames on the roads here. In the six months from January to June 2000, close to 120 - half of them cars - caught fire, said the Singapore Civil Defence Force. The vehicles either caught fire suddenly or burst into flames after an accident. An Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS) spokesman said that vehicle fires were normally caused by fuel spills and electrical overloading. Motorists, he said,should also look out for signs of petrol leaks and smell. He warned motorists not to open the hood in the event of a fire.


Sydney: Australian authorities yesterday attempted to play down an Olympic terrorist threat, after reports emerged that New Zealand foiled a plot targeting a nuclear reactor in Sydney five months ago. Evidence of a possible attack turned up during raids in March on a suspected people-smuggling operation, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported yesterday.

Beijing: The Beijing Higher People's Court has devised new rules to settle disputes over Internet domain registrations, following many cases filed against so-called squatters on the "cn" code, which stands for China on the Internet. Under the new rules, anyone trying to register a trademark name over which he or she has no claim to could be fined. Only when a domain owner has strong reasons to support ownership can judges grant registration.

Around the world

Portland, Oregon: Carl Barks, the cartoonist who shaped the Disney character Donald Duck, died on Friday in a southern Oregon hospice, his family said. He was 99.

Washington: The US Air Force moved conventional air-launched cruise missiles to the Pacific island of Guam earlier this month, allowing the United States to respond more quickly to crises anywhere between the Korean peninsula and the Persian Gulf, including the Taiwan Strait, officials said.

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The Straits Times

The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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.