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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

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi


Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

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Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

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Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

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

The WEATHER TODAY Showers with thunder over most areas in the afternoon. Thereafter partly cloudy. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers are expected for Thursday and Friday. WATER TIDES High tide 11.11am 2.7m  10.54pm 3.1m  SUN Sunrise 6.53 am Sunset 6.59 pm MOON Moonrise  6.20am  Moonset  6.45pm  PSI: 51 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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       Traditional Chinese Medicine: Theory & Practice

THE ILIAD 8 October 2000 at World Trade Centre Auditorium 7.30 pm

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  The Singapore Chinese Physician's Training College is organising its Series No. 1 (English) public lectures on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): Theory & Practice from 30 Sep - 15 Oct 2000 at the Chung Hwa Free Clinic in Toa Payoh.

  This lecture includes the following topics:

1. Basic theory of TCM

2. Etiology & Diagnosis of diseases

3. General knowledge of Chinese medicine

4. Acupuncture & Moxibustion

5. TCM approach in healthy living

6. TCM treatment of common disease

Speakers: Lecturers from the Department of Extramural Studies - Dr SWEE Yong Peng, Dr CHENG Sim Kim, Associate Professor GOH Chye Tee, & Miss ONG Puay San.

  The lectures are held every Saturday and Sunday from 2.30pm - 5.30pm at the 3rd storey auditorium, Chung Hwa Clinic, 640 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh Singapore. Fees are : S$250 for the whole course or S$50 per session, S$200 (Senior Citizen above 60 years old) or S$40 per session. This fee includes provision of refreshments. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants with attendance rate of at least 80%. To register, please call Tel: (65) 250 3088 (Mon - Sat  10am - 9.30pm).

We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region. Flowers & Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, etc. Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for Owners and Realtors is an online travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and cars for booking online. is an online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags, cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures) is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and accessories. provides you with more choices in buying and selling cars, car insurance, car care and a whole range of services. is an online hub which facilitates and manages the whole spectrum of business processes in the construction industry. You can access information on tenders, HDB, classifieds as well as suppliers and contractors. 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 which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch date is 21 Sep 2000.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,338 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 Registered School:

Tropics Language School   Blk 444 Clementi Ave 3 #02-125B Singapore 120444 Supervisor: Dr Guo Yanchun (21 Sep 2000)

New societies registered:

*Crisis Relief Society (Singapore)  8 Upper Bukit Timah View Singapore 588141 (31 Aug 2000)

*Culture Regeneration Research Society   5A Parry Ave Singapore 547227 (5 Sep 2000)

*Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens  91 Geylang East Ave 2 Singapore 389759 (6 Sep 2000)

*Success Strategy Mandarin Club   1 Kim Seng Promenade #04-01 Great World City Singapore 237994 (13 Sep 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

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 


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 Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


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?

Alarms And Excursions  -  A comedy by Michael Frayn  Directed by Nick Perry. A Stage Club Presentation  41 Malcolm Rd Singapore 308276.  27 - 30 Sep 2000  8pm  Drama Centre. Tickets at S$20 - S$30.

American Ballet Theatre  25 - 27 Sep 2000  Kallang Theatre Tickets from S$40 - S$140  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Laura Fygi LIVE  -  Latin Touch Asia Tour  A one-night special of Laura's Jazz & Latin hits, including Bewitched, Como Fue, All Of Me, Amor, Perfidia, Besame Mucho, You Had To Be There and more.  29 Sep 2000 Harbour Pavilion, WTC 8pm  Tickets at S$100, S$75, S$50

Cat City - Performance in Mandarin     6 Oct 2000  8pm  Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel  Tickets at S$26, S$34  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


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Tourist Arrival Statistics

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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


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

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Wednesday 27 Sep 2000

Senior Minister LEE Kuan Yew takes the floor in a Straits Times Interactive (STI) chatroom this Friday at 5pm. Questions for SM LEE can be e-mailed to or faed to Tel: (65) 732 0131. Participants need to log onto www.straits  to register for the chat.

DBS Chairman S Dhanabalan announced yesterday a new scheme which enables depositors to use their CPF (CPF) savings to meet the minimum balance requirement of S$500 in their savings account with the bank. The arrangement, dubbed the 5-year- deposit plan, comes into effect on 1 Jan 2000 when the current waiver on the service charge on savings accounts with less than S$500 balance ends.

DBS Bank yesterday said that it will consolidate its two "DBS" and "POSBank" brands into one single brand" within the next few months". But a firm decision has yet to be made on what that brand will be eventually, said the bank yesterday.

Joe Augustin, 31, the other half of Joe And The Flying Dutchman in Morning Express - a popular morning radio programme, is leaving Radio Corporation of Singapore (RCS) on Friday 29 Sep 2000. The Flying Dutchman - Mark van Cuylenberg, 44 - will get a new partner, Class 95 deejay Petrina KOW, 24. Joe would not reveal his plans but said he would be staying put in Singapore.

A 14-year-old schoolgirl who threw water bombs, chicken bones and two glass bottles from a ninth-floor flat in Bishan St 22 was put on 15 months' probation and ordered to do 180 hours of community service by the Juvenile Court yesterday. The incident took place on 7 May 2000 at about 4.30pm.

Singapore's manufacturing output shot up a sharp 20.5% last month, compared to a year ago, boosted by a surge in electronics production to meet rising global and regional demand.


Taipei: Taiwan is being hit by unemployment even as white-collar Taiwanese patronise high-class karaoke clubs, eat at expensive restaurants and buy costly imported items, officials and experts said yesterday. The island's jobless rate rose to its highest level in a year last month - 3.16% - as a number of traditional industries moved their production bases out of Taiwan, statistician CHEN Chincheng said. In Jan 2000, the unemployed numbered 267,000 but swelled to 311,000 last month. Most noteworthy was the increase in the number of unemployed middle-aged workers.

Beijing: China's Communist Party has expelled a former deputy governor of central Hubei province for graft in the latest corruption scandal to rock the top echelons of government. LI Daqiang, 59, who served as deputy governor for most of the 1990s and was previously named "National Model Worker", received a total of 286,000 renminbi (S$60,000) in bribes and gifts from 1994 till 1998, the People's Daily said yesterday.

Around the world

London: A leading British educationist has warned that private tuition can damage a child's education. Mr George MARSH, chairman of the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools, said that attempts by parents to help their children by providing tutors away from school could backfire and leave the youngsters and their self-confidence damaged. " With extra tuition, the children feel that they are being punished and that they are failing," he said.

Paris: Disposable nappies could be the cause of rising incidence of male infertility and testicular cancer, according to research just published in the October issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood, a specialist journal of the British Medical Association. Doctors said plastic-lined nappies cause heat to build up around the testes, possibly hampering their development at a vital stage in a child's development. They monitored the scrotal temperature of 48 boys, whose age ranged from birth to four years and seven months, using a tiny, non-invasive thermal probe. 

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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.