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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.
Singapore's water is
clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.
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The WEATHER on MONDAY: Partly cloudy with
showers in the morning over western, southern and eastern Singapore. WEATHER
OUTLOOK: TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Late morning and afternoon showers
can be expected. WATER TIDES
(this month) High tide 12.58am 2.9m 12.18pm 2.9m SUN Sunrise
6.47 am Sunset 6.51 pm MOON Moonrise
9.04am Moonset 9.24pm PSI: 35 (good) TEMPERATURE:
24-31 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore
time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel:
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Monday with the Editor
My wife and I were at Suntec City
on Saturday when we walked past three tourists trying to get a SAM
machine, located on the ground floor, to dispense stamps.
In case you are wondering, the
picture on the left shows a SAM machine. For those not in the
know, SAM - the acronym for Self-Service Automated Machine -
dispenses stamps 24 hours a day, and allows payment of utility
and phone bills through direct debit ATM cards.
But these tourists were doing it
the wrong way. They had headed straight for the right side of
the machine, where the coin slot was located, and kept slotting
in coins. I went up to them to explain that they had first to
use the touch screen on the left of the machine to get into the
menu and thereafter enter the PURCHASE STAMPS section before
they could instruct the machine to dispense stamps.
After that little introduction, it
was plain sailing for them to use the machine. It reminds me of
the time when I first came face to face with a SAM machine. The
same thing happened to me! I also slotted in coins without
bothering about the screen and was equally perplexed when the
coins kept returning to me through the bottom slot and no stamps
came out of the machine.
I have this to say - technology moves so
fast that before we have become accustomed to the workings of
some new machine, newer and better machines pop up and catch us
by surprise. So what do we do then? I suggest we try to read up
on the changes taking place around us. Even if we can't be as
knowledgeable as those on the forefront of such technologies, at
least, we won't be left that far behind. On our part,
getforme.com will try to update our visitors on new things
popping up in Singapore so that they won't be caught by
surprise. For more information, please click SAM.
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TheFatSpot.com.sg is a
home entertainment website. You can rent DVD videos from them @
S$5 per disc. Free home delivery if you order 3 or more discs.
Otherwise you can pick them up at any of their authorised local
Net-temps.com A world
of jobs, neatly packaged
is a new banking website launched by Bank of Singapore. It
currently offers online business checking accounts and business
tools, such as a virtual office.
is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.
PalmCasino.org is an online
My-Marriage.com is a new
wedding website launched on 14 Oct 2000. It provides information
on wedding planning and tells you where to get gowns,
photography, wedding car rental, confectionery, etc.
is a non-profit professional puppetry company.
is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model
ArabicCasino.com an arabic casino - online casino.
d-finder.com is a one-stop
source of information on discounts and other special promotions
available in Singapore.
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.
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).
is a legal website which was officially launched on 21 Sep 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
Click New Websites for the rest of the
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The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
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Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 2000.
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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.
EscapeArtist.Com The website on overseas living for international
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.
Services Relocating to
To The West - A Legendary Children Drama Presented by Arts Theatre of
Singapore Ltd 3, 4, & 6 Nov 2000 8pm Victoria Theatre. 4 & 5 Nov 2000 3.30pm
Victoria Theatre Tickets
at S$16, S$18, S$20, S$22 Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555
or click SISTIC
Performances from 2 Nov 2000 Singapore Indoor Stadium Tickets at S$120, S$85, S$55
for 8pm shows. S$100,
S$75, S$45 for 2.30pm shows. Student tickets available at S$45 for matinee
& S$55 for evening shows. Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or
Presented by Act 3 7 - 25 Nov 2000 Act 3
Theatre, 126 Cairnhill Rd Singapore 229707 Tickets at S$12 (best suited
for 4 years and above) Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or
click SISTIC For enquiries,
please contact Act 3 at Tel: (65) 734 9090
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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.
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Monday 30 Oct 2000
Prostate cancer is most
common among elderly Singaporean men and, since 1983, has been on the
top 10 list of cancers affecting men here. Today, it is the sixth most
common cancer in men here. The incidence of prostate cancer has
increased three-fold, from 4 per 100,000 population to 13 per 100,000
over the last three decades. This works out to over 500 cases for a
population of four million. Bladder cancer is also on the top 10 list
for cancers affecting male Singaporeans, mainly the older ones, said
Health Minister LIM Hng Kiang yesterday at the opening ceremony of the
25th World Congress of the Societe Internationale d'Urologie at Suntec
Tile-layer LEE Wong Chun,
18, was electrocuted while working with a hand-held electric cement
stirrer at the Tanglin View construction site off Prince Charles Road on
Saturday 28 Oct 2000. He was taken by ambulance to the Singapore General
Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12.05pm.
Jakarta: Breaking her
silence amid mounting calls for the Indonesian President's resignation,
Ms Megawati Sukarno- putri lashed out at the administration's critics
over the weekend, saying their politicking was sabotaging the
Around the world
London: According to new
research, wearing a bra could be bad for your health. The study reveals
that women are exposed to a statistically significant risk of increased
breast pain by wearing a bra. There could even be a link between wearing
of bras and development of cysts and breast cancer, according to two
surgeons who led the research. They conducted a six-month trial on 100
women to study the medical effects of wearing a bra. The two surgeons
are Professor Robert Mansell, of Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales,
and consultant surgeon Simon Cawthorn, a breast specialist.
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by 8.00 am daily.
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.