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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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clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.
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showers with thunder expected in the
late morning and afternoon over northern, eastern and central Singapore. TOMORROW'S
WEATHER Late morning and afternoon showers with thunder are expected
for tomorrow and Saturday. WATER TIDES High tide 9.11am 2.3m
8.54pm 2.7m SUN Sunrise 7.02 am Sunset
MOON Moonrise 4.14am Moonset
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Visa is the name of the credit card launched by Keppel TatLee
Bank on 22 Jun 2000. It is the first credit card issued by
the bank which is the last of the Singapore banks to join the
credit card club.
credit card offers waival of the first year's membership fee,
which is S$30 for Keppelcard Visa Classic & S$95 for
Keppelcard Visa Gold. Their supplementary cards also come with
waival of the first year's fees, which are S$15 for Keppelcard
Visa supplementary classic & S$40 for Keppelcard Visa
What's more -
spend S$7000 on a Visa Classic card or S$14000 on a Visa Gold
card in a membership year and they will waive the next year's
fees. If that is not enough to entice you to sign up with them,
they will give you 10 Keppelcard points for every dollar you
spend using their card. These points can be used to redeem gifts
Keppelcard is a credit card, you can rollover the balance in
your account. Interest is charged at 19% p.a. on the current
balance. This is the lowest among Singapore banks. But, if you
fail to pay the minimum monthly payment on time, a S$15 charge
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AcmaBooks.com is a new
online bookstore launched on 17 Jun 2000. It offers about
500,000 titles at discounted prices.
debtdomain.com, founded by
a group of bankers and launched on 14 Jun 2000, lets banks and
other financial institutions buy and sell multi-million-dollar
market loans online. It charges a fee to buyers and sellers for
ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! &
Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience
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.
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
is a legal website coming online in August 2000. It will provide
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in
The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
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Holidays NATIONAL DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.
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Women's Educational Association Int'l (Singapore) 98
Binjai Park Singapore 589886 (2 Jun 2000)
for Gifted Children 466 Lorong 3 Geylang Rd Singapore
388934 (6 Jun 2000)
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see whether the name you want is available. Click RCB.
Assistance: For foreigners who intend to study, work and
live in Singapore
Tel: (65) 323 8402
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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job seekers and expatriates.
expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent
information on Singapore.
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.
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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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Thursday 29 June 2000
Deputy Prime Minister Lee
Hsien Loong will make a ministerial statement on salary revisions for
the public sector when Parliament sits today. It will include a
review of the salary benchmarks for civil servants.
The former deputy chief
executive of the Trade Development Board (TDB), Tay Thiam Peng, 43, who
had been accused of molesting two women, had his case compounded in
court yesterday. He had apologised to the two women in writing and paid
them an undisclosed amount. When a case is compunded, it has the effect
of an acquittal.
The Institute of Technical
Education (ITE) will have a new curriculum from next month. The new
curriculum would prepare the students for their first job while giving
them a broad foundation to re-skill themselves later, said Education
Minister Teo Chee Hean.
Fares on City Shuttle
Service (CSS) buses go up across the board from 1 Jul 2000. Fares for
adults, senior , children and students will rise by five cents, with the
last three groups paying a falt rate regardless of the distance
travelled. The company runs service Nos. 602, 603, 605, 607 & 608.
The number of individual
bankruptcies from January to May this year fell by 8% - down to 1118.
The total number of undischarged bankrupts as at end-May 2000 stood at
A policeman was found dead
with a gunshot wound to his head at a police post in Jurong West Avenue
1 early yesterday. Corporal Lucius Chua Han Siang, 20, was found slumped
on a sofa, holding his service revolver in his right hand. Police are
still investigating but have ruled out foul play.
fruit-picker Robert Long, wanted in connection with a fire at a
backpackers' hostel in which 15 people died, was captured yesterday
after Australian police shot him in the arm. Police said Mr Long
attacked officers with a knife when they found him near the farming
village of Howard - not far from the scene of the fatal Childers fire in
the state of Queensland.
Around the world
London: A high-profile
Cabinet Minister has called for the royal family to move out of
Buckingham Palace into a more modern abode. Cabinet Office Minister Mo
Mowlam, in an interview published in Saga magazine on Tuesday, said that
she was also in favour of Britain changing its constitutional monarchy
system of government.
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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
A dash of Angostura
Garnish with a slice of
pineapple & cherry
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.