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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

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Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

Banking News

Currency Weekly Closing Rates


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Singaporean Cooking

The WEATHER TODAY: Mainly fair except for 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 7.14 pm MOON Moonrise 4.14am  Moonset  4.44pm  PSI: 50 (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

Take a stroll with our photographer down to Somerset Road & Orchard Boulevard. Just follow the Stamford Road route.

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  KeppelCard 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.

  The new 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 supplementary gold.

  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 and benefits.

  As the 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 is levied.

  Their website is Just A Click Away at keppelcard.

  We received our 200,000th hit on 26 Jun 2000!

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NEW WEBSITES is a new online bookstore launched on 17 Jun 2000. It offers about 500,000 titles at discounted prices., 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 successful deals. sells ice cream at their website. Popular flavours are Shhhiok! & Coffeebreak. Also available at leading supermarkets, convenience shops and petrol marts. 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 industry. 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 (SPH). 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 stationery. 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 Singapore.


The Singaporean website community Set up your company's website here. More...

We are now 845 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays NATIONAL DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.

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New addresses of Societies & Clubs:

*Swedish Women's Educational Association Int'l (Singapore)  98 Binjai Park Singapore 589886 (2 Jun 2000)

*Association for Gifted Children  466 Lorong 3 Geylang Rd Singapore 388934 (6 Jun 2000)

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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.

Settling-In Assistance: For foreigners who intend to study, work and live in Singapore

Tel: (65) 323 8402


The 17-storey 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.

COMFORT, YELLOWTOP 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.

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?

7th International Piano Festival takes place from 29 Jun - 2 Jul 2000. Concerts at 8.30pm nightly at Victoria Concert Hall.

Harvard 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

See Entertainment for more local happenings!


Tourism Board

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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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


The top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week

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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 13,022.

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.  


Brisbane: Itinerant 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.

Courtesy of

The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.



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.


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.