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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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What's New on our website

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New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi


Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

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Conventions & Exhibitions

National Arts Council Members

Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA) Members

Singapore Power on hike in power tariffs

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Legal Matters

Nanyang Technological University Vital Statistics for 2000

Free Domain Search

Singapore Universities

Food Stalls Suspended From Business

New Motorcycles for Sale

Rooms for Rent

Global Cities

Used Motorcycles for Sale

Top 50 Schools (Express)

Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

The WEATHER TODAY Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over northern, western and eastern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Light and variable winds for Saturday and Sunday. WATER TIDES High tide 12.01pm 2.8m  -  SUN Sunrise 6.52 am Sunset 6.58 pm MOON Moonrise  8.00am  Moonset  8.22pm  PSI: 61 (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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       Annual Tamiya Mini 4WD Racing Car Contest

Chameleon 15-19 Nov 2000 at Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore   

Click logo to start tour

Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Male teenagers as well as adults who are young at heart will want to join this happening taking place on Sunday 1 Oct 2000 at Hougang Mall Atrium Level 1 from 11am - 5pm.

  The Tamiya racing car competition offers the following prizes:

  1st prize: S$300 worth of Tamiya kit+trophy

  2nd prize: S$200 worth of Tamiya kit+trophy

  3rd prize: S$100 worth of Tamiya kit+trophy

  10 consolation prizes: S$50 worth of Tamiya kit+trophy

  For an entry fee of S$2 per race, you will receive free batteries and a chance to be a winner. Please note the following guidelines: Only Tamiya cars and parts are allowed. Oil-spraying on vehicles is not allowed. Two tickets for two cars are allowed for each race.

  The event is organised by NTUC Fairprice and Tai Sing Corporation (Pte) Ltd.

The Tamiya & Takara Fair is now on at Hougang Mall Atrium Level 1. Free Tamiya Mini 4WD tune-up parts with every purchase of Tamiya mini 4WD racer while stocks last. Tamiya modelling kit less 20% except Tamiya mini 4WD racer & Tamiya mini 4WD racer accessories.

We received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES was launched on 28 Sep 2000. Arts enthusiasts can now book their favourite shows online at TicketCharge's new website. Previously, TicketCharge customers could only buy tickets via phone or at their outlets. was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill in their form once as the information is stored and  recycled for use in your subsequent applications.

Chameleon Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region. Flowers & Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, India, Thailand, etc. Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for Owners and Realtors is an online travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and cars for booking online. is an online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags, cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures) is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and accessories. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper which hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. Brought to you by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH). has gone online! 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 which went online in late August 2000. It provides a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch date is 21 Sep 2000.

Click New Websites for the rest of the list.

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 1,345 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.

General Message Board

Madam Kang's Kitchen Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

Registration for national service for all male Singaporeans and permanent residents born between 13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep 2000. For those born between 13 Mar 1983 & 12 Jun 1983, registration starts on 2 Oct 2000 & ends on 24 Nov 2000.


New Registered School:

Tropics Language School   Blk 444 Clementi Ave 3 #02-125B Singapore 120444 Supervisor: Dr Guo Yanchun (21 Sep 2000)

New societies registered:

*Crisis Relief Society (Singapore)  8 Upper Bukit Timah View Singapore 588141 (31 Aug 2000)

*Culture Regeneration Research Society   5A Parry Ave Singapore 547227 (5 Sep 2000)

*Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens  91 Geylang East Ave 2 Singapore 389759 (6 Sep 2000)

*Success Strategy Mandarin Club   1 Kim Seng Promenade #04-01 Great World City Singapore 237994 (13 Sep 2000)

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PEOPLE SEARCH: Let us flip through the phone book to help you find someone you wish to contact urgently. Email your request to

The Straits Times Million Dollar Duck Race 2000 will be held on 12 Nov 2000. It's your chance to do something for charity and win big bucks simply by adopting a duck. More... 


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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Charging of Mobile-phone batteries at MRT Stations

Death of child at childcare centre suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Insurance agents who use "survey" ruse to collect personal information

Timeshare companies which use high-pressure sale tactics

Late Power Supply utilities bills

Motor-vehicle COE Insurance

Speakers' Corner opens at Hong Lim Park


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands


Food Stalls Suspended From Business

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?

Alarms And Excursions  -  A comedy by Michael Frayn  Directed by Nick Perry. A Stage Club Presentation  41 Malcolm Rd Singapore 308276.  27 - 30 Sep 2000  8pm  Drama Centre. Tickets at S$20 - S$30.

Laura Fygi LIVE  -  Latin Touch Asia Tour  A one-night special of Laura's Jazz & Latin hits, including Bewitched, Como Fue, All Of Me, Amor, Perfidia, Besame Mucho, You Had To Be There and more.  29 Sep 2000 Harbour Pavilion, WTC 8pm  Tickets at S$100, S$75, S$50

Cat City - Performance in Mandarin     6 Oct 2000  8pm  Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel  Tickets at S$26, S$34  Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

The Sock - A Comedy Presented by Adhoc Works & Luna Id Productions.     6 - 14 October 2000  8pm S$45 & S$35   7, 8 & 14 October 2000 2pm S$35 & S$25. Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel.    Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC

See Entertainment for more information on local happenings!

8 and still counting That's the number of MediaCorp Studios artistes so far to have resigned to cross over to rival MediaWorks set up by the SPH group.


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

To get free copies of brochures on Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide, please click HERE.


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 - disasters, drowning cases, Hotel New World... 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


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

Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers

 Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers

 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

This website is updated throughout the day every day and the FrontPage is updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).  


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Friday 29 Sep 2000

Senior Minister LEE Kuan Yew takes the floor in a Straits Times Interactive (STI) chatroom today (Friday) at 5pm. Questions for SM LEE can be e-mailed to or faed to Tel: (65) 732 0131. Participants need to log onto www.straits  to register for the chat.

73-year-old WONG Yue, an illiterate widow, was yesterday jailed for six months for renting out her apartment to five Indonesians who overstayed. A district court heard that she had rented out a 16th floor unit at the Pearl bank Apartments to five Indonesian men whose social-visit passes had expired.

Starting 1 Oct 2000, motorists and insurers will have a new avenue to settle third-party insurance claims quickly without lawyers. They can refer claims of S$3000 or less to a new Tribunal on Motor Third Party Property Damage Claims. General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA) management committee member Edmund Lim will chair the tribunal. To refer a claim to the tribunal, a motorist fills out a form available from GIA's office in Amoy Street or at on the web. All motor insurers are bound by the decision of the tribunal because all 38 GIA members have signed an agreement recognising the authority of the tribunal.

Restaurant chain Taco Bell has withdrawn taco shells from its Singapore restaurants amid fears that they could contain genetically-modified corn approved only for animals. Taco Bell-brand shells on sale in grocery stores in the US were recalled a few days ago, after tests confirmed the presence of a bio-engineered corn named StarLink, which has not been approved for human consumption.


Jakarta: Former President Suharto was a free man yesterday as top Indonesian judges dismissed a historic corruption case against him, declaring that he was medically unfit to stand trial.

Beijing: Almost 200,000 people die every year in China from taking old, fake or inappropriate medicine at home, the Beijing Morning Post said yesterday. More than 2.5 million of the 50 million people admitted to hospital each year in China suffer from the bad effects of medicine they have taken themselves, it said. 

Around the world

Rome: At least 64 people died when a ferry, the Express Samina, sank in the Aegean Sea on Tuesday. A preliminary inquiry indicated that Vassilis Yannakis, the captain, was not on the bridge. He and four other crewmen were arrested on the island of Paros.

Washington: US military leaders have told Congress that American soldiers were in danger of losing their fighting edge unless the next president added tens of billions of dollars to the defence budget or adopted a less ambitious agenda for using the military in hot spots around the world.  

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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.