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Estimated population of Singapore
citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.
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.
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late morning and early afternoon over many areas. TOMORROW'S
Showers with thunder are expected in the late morning and afternoon
showers on Friday. WATER TIDES High tide 7.54am 2.2m
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Cheers! to NTUC Fairprice's convenience shops
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with our photographer down
to Somerset Road & Orchard
Boulevard. Just follow the
Stamford Road route.
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Fairprice, which runs a chain of 82 supermarkets in
Singapore, last week launched its convenience shops. The new
name for the shops is Cheers.
For a start,
the co-operative has opened 14 such shops around the island.
Except for Cheers Nanyang Polytechnic & Cheers Pasir Ris
Resort, all the outlets are open 24 hours.
In the next
five years, NTUC Fairprice plans to have at least 100 Cheers!
outlets in Singapore. This compares with the present 113 24-hour
convenience shop outlets being run by 7-Eleven.
This new kid
on the block, which started as a pilot project called Cheers
Nanyang Polytechnic to test the waters, has been around since
August 1998. However, the 7-Eleven chain celebrates 17 years in
Singapore this year. Will Cheers unseat 7-Eleven as the prime
choice of Singaporeans? Only time will tell.
customers have much to cheer about because competition will only
bring about lower prices for them, not counting the added
convenience of having a wider choice of 24-hour shops to serve
them during the wee hours of the morning. For a list of the
Cheers outlets, please click Cheers.
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shops and petrol marts.
Lucky7.com.sg is the website
to visit to get your joss-sticks, incense paper and Hungry Ghost
Festival food and beverages.
where you can buy and sell your property.
lets you find out all about exhibitions, conventions and
meetings happening in Singapore. You can also get free brochures
on meetings, incentive travel, conventions an the exhibition
Sashasbears.com sells all
types of teddy bears.
CreationStreet.com is a
renovation portal which puts you in contact with renovation
contractors, suppliers and designers. There's even an auction
section as well as classifieds.
e-mart.com.sg is a virtual supermarket. It has a wide variety of
quality and fresh products. There is free delivery for orders
above S$70. It is the online arm of Singapore Food Industries
8daysonline.com is the
website of 8 days, a local Entertainment & Television Weekly magazine.
or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets and the cyber-highways
in the middle of the year. Coming to you from Singapore Press Holdings
one-99shop.com is coming to
you soon! 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
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the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.
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Binjai Park Singapore 589886 (2 Jun 2000)
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388934 (6 Jun 2000)
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BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN
Cathay Building, which houses Cathay Cinema (opened on 3 Oct
1939), is to make way for a new 15-storey shopping-office-cinema
complex. It was completed in 1941.
and CITYCAB taxi fares have gone up! TIBS fares will
only go up on 3 Jul 2000. So it is cheaper to take a ride in TIBS taxis in the meantime.
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7th International Piano Festival takes
place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at
Victoria Concert Hall.
Din & Tonics 2000 a cappella
with a twist at Chijmes Hall, 8pm on 17, 18, & 19 Jul 2000.
Presented by Caldwell Arts Entertainment. Tickets at S$25 (adults),
S$20 (students). Hotline: (65) 332 6274/332 6285 or click CaldwellArts.
Vengaboys Live In Concert 2000
22 Jul 2000 7pm Siloso Beach, Sentosa
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Wednesday 28 June 2000
Deputy Prime Minister Lee
Hsien Loong will make a ministerial statement on salary revisions for
the public sector when Parliament sits tomorrow. It will include a
review of the salary benchmarks for civil servants.
The Singapore Arts Festival
will continue in its new direction of commissioning controversial shows
like Desdemona and Hot Water, despite the debate and controversies they
have generated, said Mr Liu Thai Ker, chairman of the National Arts
Doctors in government
service can expect their pay to go up next month by up to 25%, with
junior doctors getting the biggest pay rise. Health Minister Lim Hng
Kiang said public health costs will rise by 5 - 8% a year as salaries go
up and also because of expensive medicine and improved treatment.
Vivian Balakrishnan has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of the Singapore General Hospital (SGH). The 39-year-old associate
professor is a President's scholar.
Sydney: Up to 1,700 illegal
immigrants will be freed from Australia's overflowing detention centres
after being declared bona fide refugees, Immigration Minister Philip
Ruddock announced yesterday. This amounts to just over half of all
illegal immigrants held in Australia and follows warnings by Mr Ruddock
that thousands more boat people are waiting in Indonesia to enter the
Around the world
Hamburg: Two fighting dogs,
a pitbull and a staffordshire terrier, savaged a six-year-old Turkish
boy to death on the premises of his school here on Monday, igniting
calls to outlaw or place severe restrictions on fierce dogs. The dogs
injured two other children and dozens more had to be treated for shock,
presidential candidate George W. Bush has called for a overhaul of the
Immigration and Naturalisation Service to bolster border control and
better welcome lawful newcomers to the United States.
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The Singapore Sling was
created by Raffles Hotel bartender Mr Ngiam Tong Boon.
Consumer prices fell by 0.4%
in Jun 2000, as lower costs of transport, communications and clothing
more than offset rises in housing, health and education and stationery.
The consumer price index (CPI) for March 2000
dipped by 0.3% compared to February 2000. Food prices fell by 1.6% due
mainly to cheaper seafood, vegetables and fresh pork. The cost of
transport and communications fell by 0.2% due to falling car prices.
The CPI is used as an inflation gauge by
measuring the change in the prices of a fixed basket of goods purchased
commonly by most households.
The Government has forecast that inflation will
be within 2% this year.