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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

 

What's New on our website

Rental Apartments Wanted

Water-Tide Table For Singapore

Members of the Housing & Development Board

Private Mail Service

New Justices of Peace

Local Talents (Comedy/Music/ Writing) Siva Choy

Local Talents (Vocal) Sun Yan Zi

Dating

Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai

Internet Stuff - Construction

URA Gallery

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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

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: (65) 542 7788.    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

  Hallo everyone

  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.

We received our 600,000th hit on 21 Oct 2000!

Letters to the Editor

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Coca-Cola Enjoy!

NEW WEBSITES

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 outlets.

Net-temps.com  A world of jobs, neatly packaged

Finixis.com 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.

Abacada.com is a new educational website for students, parents and teachers.

PalmCasino.org is an online Internet casino.

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.

TheFingerPlayers is a non-profit professional puppetry company.

F-1World.com is the website to visit for hand-built and die-cast model cars.  

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.

TicketCharge.com.sg 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.

Eyeball.com.sg 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).

wwlegal.com 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 list.

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 1,474 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays CHRISTMAS DAY is the next public holiday. It falls on Monday 25 December 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.

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

New registered school:

*Camford Language School   1 Sophia Road #07-14/15 Peace Centre Singapore 228149 Supervisor: Mr MAK Ping Sum

New societies registered:

*Fajar Shopping Centre & Market Merchants' Association  Blk 445 Fajar Rd #01-526 Singapore 670445 (2 Oct 2000)

*Society of Natural And Alternative Health Therapists  61 Tanjong Pagar Rd Singapore 088482 (10 Oct 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 peoplesearch@getforme.com.

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... 

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.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:  

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) for university admission from 2003

Sex education for schools

PSLE Maths paper too tough, say parents

Abortion

Deaths of children at childcare centres suspected to be caused by foot, hand and mouth disease

Killer-Litter

School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Others

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?

Journey 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

Riverdance The Show 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 click SISTIC

The Toy Soldier  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

 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.

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

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places

FleaMarts

2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints

Nature

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

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Monday 30 Oct 2000

Monday's News

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 City.

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.

Asia

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 government's work.

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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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.