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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.

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The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy in the morning. Showers with thunder are expected in the afternoon affecting many parts of Singapore.  High tide 7.50 am 2.1m  9.58 pm 2.2m  Sunrise 7.05 am Sunset 7.13 pm Moonrise 3.28 am  Moonset  3.48 pm   PSI: 39 (good) Temp: 24-33  degrees Celsius (updated daily at 6am Singapore time)    


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     Pioneer Magazine for defence information.

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  Pioneer Magazine has accompanied many a national serviceman through his stint in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), first in active service, and then in Operationally Ready National Service.

  Though the layout of the magazine has changed over the years, in keeping with the times, one thing remains constant- it continues to enlighten us on the capabilities of our defence force. From the early Hunters to the operational F16s, the magazine has kept us in the know. In its March 2000 issue, the magazine highlights the RSAF's Black knights. These knights represent the elite of the air force, manoeuvring in the air in strict precision while executing daring acrobatic stunts. Their very presence attests to the RSAF's coming of age, and is valid testimony that our combat pilots are on par with the best in the world.

  A CD-ROM on the book "Defending Singapore in the 21st Century" comes with this month's issue. Get a copy today and be mesmerised by the technology of the SAF.

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


MPH Bookstore has gone online.  It has up to 2.5 million books for your selection. Click MPHOnline.com now.

Singapore High Commission in London has launched its website.

GettingHere.com, which offers listings of short-haul tour packages tour operators want to sell off quickly, will be launched in Apr 2000. Click GettingHere.com for a preview.

Standard Chartered Bank has tied up with Pacfusion.com to launch its Internet banking service on 28 Mar 2000. Click PacFusion.com

New AsiaBuilders.com to provide comprehensive listings and product catalogues for the construction industry. To be launched end Apr 2000. Click AsiaBuilders.com for a preview.

We are now 379 pages thick and growing.

New! The new Cartier boutique has opened at Ngee Ann City #01-33 & #02-04. Tel: (65) 734 2427.

New! The new Louis Vuitton shop has opened at Ngee Ann City.

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NATIONAL LIBRARY BUILDING: National Development Minister Mah Bow Tan told Parliament on 7 Mar 2000 that the National Library Building in Stamford Road would have to go.

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ExpatSingapore  For expatriates planning to relocate to Singapore. Provides excellent information on Singapore.  

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Today Friday 31 Mar 2000

In Singapore

The hike in taxi surcharge from S$3 to S$5 at Changi Airport will be limited to Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 5pm to 12am, said taxi companies and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The new surcharge would take effect on 21 Apr 2000.

Asian bourses tumbled yesterday, with investors spooked by a fall in US technology stocks and reports that US-based Tiger Management LLC is to close after its assets plunged to US$6.5 billion (S$11.05 billion) from US$22 billion in just 18 months, according to unconfirmed wire reports.

Singapore's Chief of Army, Major-General Lim Chuan Poh, the designated Chief of Defence Force, yesterday handed over command of the army to the current Chief of Staff - Joint Staff, Major-General Ng Yat Chung.

The decomposed body of a man was found in a forested area off Upper Thomson Road, just after the Singapore Island Country Club on Wednesday evening. A knife with a 25-cm-long blade was found between his legs.

From tomorrow, concession-time travel on Saturdays for senior citizens will begin from 10am instead of 2.30pm.


Batam, Indonesia: Value- added taxes will be collected in Batam from 1 Apr 2000, Batam authorities said yesterday.

Around the world

Michigan, USA: A judge has dismissed charges against a man who allegedly sold his infant daughter for US$60 000 (S$103 000) on the grounds that the State of Michigan does not ban the sale of children.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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