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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.
The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy and occasionally windy with periods of passing showers in the morning and afternoon. High tide 4.52 am 2.4m 5.30 pm 2.1m Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.20 pm Moonrise 1.24 am Moonset 1.43 pm PSI: 41 (good) Temp: 22-29 degrees Celsius
Get For Me: Survey on public perception of safety
These are some of the key findings of a survey by the Singapore Press Holdings marketing & development (research) department during which 520 people aged from 15 to 50 were interviewed in their HDB flats and landed property homes. They included professionals, businessmen, managers, civil servants, housewives and students.
99% feel safe living here
91% feel safe taking the public transport home at midnight
42% would avoid going to certain places, such as Little India and Geylang, at night
62% do not lock their doors when they are at home. 29% do not lock their main gates
64% say Singapore is safer now than five years ago
80% say the police are effective in curbing crimes.
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NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB) National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000.
GET FOR ME: Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower An appeal for support.
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Today Saturday 29 Jan 2000
Warrant officers and specialists, the backbone of the military, will soon enjoy a new savings and retirement plan.
A man was fined S$600 yesterday for disorderly behaviour outside the McDonald's outlet in Lion City Hotel on Thursday.
A man who worked for the Singapore Airlines for nearly 25 years allegedly misappropriated at least S$16 million from the company over the past ten months.
A father who punched his eight-year-old daughter in the eye was jailed for six months yesterday for child abuse.
Tokyo: Opposition boycotts Obuchi policy speech in parliament.
Top Asian analyst Kenneth Courtis has said that the Asian tiger economies are poised to take advantage of the worldwide economic boom, except for Japan which looks headed for trouble.
Around the world
Washington: In the eighth and final State of the Union Address, President Clinton projected a ' triumphant ' America at the 'zenith 'of its power and prosperity even as he invited China and Russia to join the club of rich, stable democracies. He also proposed a huge tax cut of US350 billion.
Paris: Police will be stationed outside the entrances of some of France's toughest schools as part of a government plan unveiled on Thursday to curb an alarming rise in violence.
Courtesy of The Straits Times
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