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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.


The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder are expected in the afternoon mainly over northern, eastern and central Singapore.  High tide 3.15 am 2.4m  5.28 pm 1.9m  Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.28 pm Moonrise 1.03 am  Moonset  1.22 pm   PSI: 46 (good) Temp: 24-32  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    


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     Select Catering for catered food

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  Looking for a caterer? Select Catering, which runs a cafeteria in Hitachi Tower, also provides catering service for functions, such as opening ceremonies, family days, theme parties, seminars, birthdays, housewarming and church weddings.

  Prices range from S$9 - S$11 per pax for a minimum of 30 paxs. For this price you get curry chicken, fish fritter, fried sotong, deep-fried sotong ball, Foo Yong crab meat egg, oyster seow bai chye, fried bee hoon, bean curd jelly and cordial drinks. If the menu doesn't suit your needs, you can choose another on their list. Food warmers, table settings, and disposable wares come with the deal. If all you want is High Tea, they have a seven-course package which starts at S$5.

  They also deliver dinners to your home five days a week. For two persons, they provide 3 dishes, a soup and rice for S$195 per month. There's even a deluxe version if you pay S$48 more.

  You can click SELECT CATERING to visit their website or call them. Their telephone number is (65) 852 3333 ext. 363 (Sherry) , ext. 364 (Kim Tien).

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GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched in Apr 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

MPH Bookstore goes online on Saturday 1 Apr 2000. It will have up to 2.5 million books for your selection. Click MPHOnline.com for a preview.

Standard Chartered Bank has tied up with Pacfusion.com to launch its Internet banking service on 28 Mar 2000. Click PacFusion.com

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

i-one.net to sell groceries online this month. Click i-One-Grocery for a preview.

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New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

New! The new Louis Vuitton shop has opened at Ngee Ann City.


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Today Tuesday 28 Mar 2000

In Singapore

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has reduced ERP rates at the East Coast Expressway (ECP) and Fort Road gantries by 50 cents between 7.30am and 8.30am. But it has increased the rates, by 50 cents between 8.30am and 9.30am, at the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) gantries on the east-bound lanes of Adam Road and Mount Pleasant Road slip road.

Jurong Town Corporation (JTC) is to build another 30 incubator units for technology start-ups at its technology centre at 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent. It already has 29 units here.

A Singapore tour leader who took a tour group to China has been detained at a golf resort in Guilin after the management of her tour agency failed to settle a S$10 000 bill with the retreat.  


Sydney: Women tourists were warned yesterday by the Australian police to turn down drinks from strangers after Chinese and Japanese tourists were drugged and sexually assaulted.

Around the world

Moscow: President-elect Vladimir Putin has chosen Japan as the first foreign state he will visit after his election victory - a gesture that could be interpreted as a symbol of a new Russian approcah to Asia.

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.


The Editor

Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com