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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

Rental Apartments Wanted

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

Private Mail Service

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

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

The WEATHER on FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder in the late afternoon and early evening mainly over northern Singapore. WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SATURDAY & SUNDAY: Late afternoon showers with thunder can be expected. WATER TIDES (this month) High tide 10.52am 2.9m  11.31pm 3.0m  SUN Sunrise 6.47 am Sunset 6.51 pm MOON Moonrise  6.39am  Moonset  7.00pm  PSI: 52 (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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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Do you know you can send logos, fun pictures and tone rings to Nokia handphones? Yes, in Singapore, you can send these fun things to your handphone or even your friends' handphones - as long as the handphones are Nokia ones.

  And it costs just S$0.50 to send each of these fun items. All you need to do is hop over to any 7-eleven convenience store and purchase a S$2 e-ello card, scrap off the black area on the back of the card to see your PIN, and then send your favourite logo/tone ring (a list of logos/tone rings is provided with the card) using:

1. Internet - visit their website at www.e-ello.com to view the complete list and then send online

2. Telephone - send your logos/tone rings to a specially allocated M1, SingTel or StarHub telephone number which will then redirect the logos/tone rings to the handphone number you have indicated

  You can also send these fun things to your friends in Indonesia using specially allocated Telkomsel, XL or Satelindo telephone numbers.

  E-ello's online library currently has about 330 logos & 135 tone rings - enough to keep you having fun for some time. They even have a free trial offering 3 logos, such as tera bear; and 3 tone rings, such as "A Whole New World". But hurry! The free offer ends on 31 Oct 2000. You just need to visit their website at www.e-ello.com, click the FREE TRIAL button and follow the easy instructions.

We received our 600,000th hit on 21 Oct 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

TheFatSpot.com.sg is a home entertainment website. You can rent DVD videos from them @ S$5 per disc. Free home delivery if you order 3 or more discs. Otherwise you can pick them up at any of their authorised local outlets.

Net-temps.com  A world of jobs, neatly packaged

Finixis.com is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It currently offers online business checking accounts and business tools, such as a virtual office.

Abacada.com is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.

PalmCasino.org is an online Internet casino.

My-Marriage.com is a new wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns, photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

ArabicCasino.com  an arabic casino - online casino.

d-finder.com is a one-stop source of information on discounts and other special promotions available in Singapore.

TicketCharge.com.sg was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

wwlegal.com is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,461 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on  25 December 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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New registered school:

*Camford Language School   1 Sophia Road #07-14/15 Peace Centre Singapore 228149 Supervisor: Mr MAK Ping Sum

New societies registered:

*Fajar Shopping Centre & Market Merchants' Association  Blk 445 Fajar Rd #01-526 Singapore 670445 (2 Oct 2000)

*Society of Natural And Alternative Health Therapists  61 Tanjong Pagar Rd Singapore 088482 (10 Oct 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 peoplesearch@getforme.com.

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... 

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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:  

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) for university admission from 2003

Sex education for schools

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Abortion

Deaths of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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?

The Theory Of Everything - World Premiere  Written by Thai American playwright Prince Gomolvilas Directed by Tim Dang 19 - 29 Oct 2000   Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel Evening shows (Tues - Sun)  :  8.00pm  S$35, S$45 Matinee shows (Sat & Sun)  :  2.30pm  S$25, S$35 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Journey To The West  - A Legendary Children Drama Presented by Arts Theatre of Singapore Ltd  3, 4, & 6 Nov 2000  8pm Victoria Theatre.  4 & 5 Nov 2000 3.30pm Victoria Theatre Tickets at S$16, S$18, S$20, S$22 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

Mee Pok Man: The Play R(A) 18   Presented by Fiction Farm. Based on one of the most provocative Singapore films of the 90s. A brand new stage version from the Director of The Blue Room. 18 - 28 Oct 2000*   8pm   SICEC Auditorium, Suntec City  21, 28 Oct 2000 3.15pm Matinee *No performance on 23 Oct 2000 Tickets at S$60, S$50, S$37.50, S$25 & S$17.50 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.

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

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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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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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Friday 27 Oct 2000

Friday's News

The Yaba scourge in Thailand has threatened to spill over to other countries, including Singapore, as traffickers flood the streets with millions of the red tablets. Some pills have already landed on SIngapore's shores. The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has seized more than 10,000 Yaba tablets in the past six months - more than twice 1998's haul when the drug first surfaced.

Five immigration offenders were nabbed by a 40-strong team from a security firm when it gatecrashed the Deepavali celebrations at a Punggol construction site on behalf of the site's main contractor early yesterday morning. Three were women, who are not allowed on site. The women and two other immigration offenders, an Indonesian and a Thai, were handed over to the police.

Motorists going to Malaysia this Sunday are advised to use the Woodlands Checkpoint instead of the Tuas Checkpoint. This is because the second causeway will be closed for the Johor-Singapore 2nd Link Bridge Run from 6.30am to 10.30am on Sunday.

Asia

Manila: After hedging mounting calls for his resignation, President Joseph Estrada said yesterday he would step down immediately if charges were proved that he had lined his pockets with millions in bribes from operators of illegal lotteries.

Around the world

Paris: Computer firm IBM has filed a patent for a simple but effective device to discourage sneak thieves from stealing laptops - a bar that slides between the keyboard and the screen and stops the hinge from folding. According to the latest issue of the British magazine New Scientist, many laptops disappear at conferences or meetings when they are left unattended during coffee breaks.

Washington: Astronomers have found four new moons orbiting Saturn, giving the ringed planet more known moons than any other in the solar system. This gives Saturn a total of 22 known moons, more than the 21 seen orbiting Uranus.

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The Straits Times

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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.