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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

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com

 

 

The WEATHER TODAY: Slightly hazy. Showers with thunder are expected in the morning, affecting most areas. WATER TIDES High tide  8.31am 2.3m  8.58pm 2.5m SUN Sunrise 6.57 am Sunset 7.08 pm MOON Moonrise 3.52am  Moonset  4.16pm   PSI: 48 (good) TEMPERATURE: 25-33  degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 7am Singapore time)    

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     TIBS' NightRider Bus Service launched!

Coming This Weekend

Singaporean Cooking with Madam Kang

She will show you how to prepare some dishes Singaporeans eat at home.

Take a stroll with our photographer down to the National Library in Stamford Road.

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  Singapore's other Bus Services Company, TIBS, has launched its NightRider bus services. These services cater to just about anyone who wishes to spend a late night in town during the weekend. There is no need to worry about catching the last bus home as 10 TIBS services are on the road to help these people get home during the wee hours of the morning. 

  You can catch their NightRider air-conditioned bus services which operate between 11.30 pm and 4.30 am on Fridays, Saturdays and eves of public holidays. These services cover different parts of the island. Best of all, they are inexpensive. For an introductory fare of S$3, it's one of the most economical modes of night transportation in town.

     NightRider Routes at a glance: 

NR1: Marina Centre to Yishun Town S$3

NR2: Marina Centre to Woodlands Town S$3

NR3: Marina Centre to Bukit Panjang/Choa Chu Kang Towns S$3

NR5: Scotts Road to Jurong East/West Towns S$3

NR6: Marina Centre to Serangoon/Hougang/Sengkang Towns S$3

NR7: Marina Centre to Tampines/Pasir Ris Towns S$3

NR8: (2-way, last bus at 3.50am)

        Bukit Batok Town to Bedok Town (direction 1) S$3

        Bedok Town to Bukit Batok Town (direction 2) S$3

SS1: Marina Centre to Aljunied Road (loop) S$1.50

SS2: Marina Centre to East Coast Parkway (loop near East Coast Seasports Club) S$1.50

  Click TIBS to pay them a visit.

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at editor@getforme.com .

NEW WEBSITES

17play.com.sg is an online computer-game website launched on 29 May 2000. You can play games, such as Rogue Spear, and even create your own chatrooms.

concavescream.com.sg is the website of homegrown music band Concave Scream. 

ProfessionWeb.com is a legal web portal which aims to meet the needs of lawyers, both in Singapore & around the world. It also offers law firms help in designing websites and putting them on the Internet.

chessgallery carries a wide range of chess sets and accessories.

iwant-in.com.sg was launched on 25 May 2000. It is a bilingual entertainment portal with Internet radio service.

purpletrain.com is an online portal with a host of elearning services. It's your global gateway to an online diploma and postgraduate programmes. It's brought to you by the Informatics Group.

substation.org The Substation is a place dedicated to the research, interaction and practice necessary for the creation of an original, indigenous voice for Singapore's arts and culture.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

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 stationery.

BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in Singapore.

SporesCity www.sporescity.com 

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

We are now 622 pages thick and growing.

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

General Message Board

Singapore Cemetery Warren Message Board 

BackPackers' Message Board

THE GREAT SINGAPORE SALE has started!

GOVERNMENT SNIPPETS

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

NEW: Subscribe to our Weekly Internet Edition mailing list so that we can keep you informed of the latest happenings in Singapore. To subscribe, click SINGAPORE.

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GOVERNMENT MATTERS

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.

BUILDINGS TO BE PULLED DOWN

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.

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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture. 

Useful Services  Relocating to Singapore?

Singapore International Dragon Boat Festival 3 - 4 Jun 2000 at Marina Bay.

The Dumpling Festival is coming! It falls on 6 June 2000. From now till then, every Chinese family in Singapore (except those in mourning) will be busy making rice dumplings to celebrate the occasion.

AF2000 is Temasek Polytechnic's 3rd international Singapore Animation Fiesta 2000 website. The festival runs from 9 - 11 June 2000 at SICEC Suntec City.

Singapore Arts Festival 2000

1 - 25 Jun 2000

See Entertainment for more local happenings!

TOURISTS

Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

Luggage Repair

Rent A Car

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

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

FleaMarts

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

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 Tuesday 30 May 2000

The National Wages Council (NWC), in its guidelines released yesterday, has urged the government to bring forward the next CPF restoration to 1 Jan 2000 if the economic growth continues to be strong for the rest of this year. It also said now that the overall economy is firmly on the road to recovery, workers can look forward to wage increases and bonus payments.

Singapore Pools yesterday conducted a draw yesterday to shortlist 550 out of 4613 applications for permits to run their betting outlets. They intend to award only 50 new permits. Legalised betting is big business in Singapore and Singapore Pools took in S$2.8 billion in bets last year.

A 13-year-old secondary one schoolboy from MacPherson Secondary School was arrested yesterday for scanning a S$2 note into his home computer and printing it. He is now out on bail.

A 3-year-old Malaysian boy fell to his death from the fifth floor of a Housing Board block after he lost his way, and climbed onto a chair near the parapet to get his bearings. 

Asia

Jakarta: Suharto placed under house arrest.

Medan: A second bomb blast in as many days rocked Medan yesterday, sparkling fears that religious conflict that has devastated the eastern islands of Maluku could spread to the ethnically and religiously diverse North Sumatran provincial capital.  

Around the world

Pacific Harbour: The Fijian military on Monday took over the government of the country and declared martial law - stepping into a constitutional crisis that has seen the prime minister held hostage by gunmen since 19 May.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

 

SINGAPORE SLING

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.

ECONOMY

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.