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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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The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

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Currency Weekly Closing Rates

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers in the early morning over western and southern Singapore. Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over the western half of the island. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and afternoon showers are expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. WATER TIDES High tide  12.07pm 2.6m  11.15pm 3.1m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.17 pm MOON Moonrise  7.03am  Moonset 7.36pm  PSI: 58 (moderate) TEMPERATURE: 25-32  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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     Monday with the Editor: Hungry Ghost Festival

Today is the 1st day of the Seventh Month in the Lunar Calendar

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs


  The Hungry Ghost Festival month is here! Early this morning, we moved into the 1st day of the Seventh Month in the Lunar Calendar.

  For the uninitiated, this means that the Gates of Hell were opened this morning and all its inhabitants, such as spirits and ghosts, are allowed out into the streets of our human world to roam about for the next one month till 28 Aug 2000.

  For the Chinese, this month is inauspicious for celebrations, such as weddings. Therefore, no weddings will be held this 7th Month. Chinese will also not relocate to new homes. Nor will they shop around for new homes. More...

Our website will be 1,000 pages thick tomorrow!

We received our 300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!

If you have any comments or questions, please e-mail us at

NEW WEBSITES is the website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are showcased on the website. is the website of Stars & Movies Exchange of Asia. Buy and Sell your favourite Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded. is an online web conference co-ordinated by RMR Plc. It provides over 100 papers, audio and video presentations from key players in the industry. It also has 'live' discussion forums, an online exhibition hall and free Internet-based training on a variety of subjects in the e-college. All free for those who sign up as delegates. For more information, please e-mail is the website of car dealer Tiong Choon. is a stress management website. Great for students as it has tips for students coping with stress. is the website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in 1999. is a new community website for HDB flat dwellers launched on 23 Jul 2000. is a home furnishing website. is a travel website launched on 19 Jul 2000. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets next month. Coming to you from 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 coming online in August 2000. It will provide a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.

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 999 pages thick and growing.

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


New societies registered:

*Filipino Ladies' Group 304 Orchard Road #02-95 Lucky Plaza Singapore 238863 (13 Jul 2000)

*Yio Chu Kang Primary School Alumni Association  Yio Chu Kang Primary School 1 Hougang St 51 Singapore 538720 (14 Jul 2000)

*Aesthetic Dentistry Society (Singapore)  24 Raffles Place #02-04 Clifford Centre Singapore 048621 (18 Jul 2000)

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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.


 National Day 9 Aug 2000

Have you started displaying the Singapore flag at the facade of your residence yet?

Show your love for your country!

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


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?

Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9 Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.

Viva Viagra  A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug 2000  8pm at Drama Centre; 29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000  Drama Centre 3pm

National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000.

The Spirits Play 17 - 20 Aug 2000 at The Battle Box; 25 - 26 Aug 2000 at Victoria Theatre. A TheatreWorks Production.

The one-month-long Hungry Ghosts Festival starts on Monday 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 28 Aug 2000. The Lantern Festival follows thereafter.

See Entertainment for more local happenings!


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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. 

Good Eats

10 MUST VISIT places


2nd-hand Watches

Shopping Complaints


Fireworks Display


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

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Monday 31 July 2000

The number of cases of pick-pocketing and shoplifting in Orchard Road has been falling steadily. These are the most common crimes in the busy shopping belt of Singapore. While 380 cases of pick-pocketing were reported in 1998, only 150 cases surfaced last year, marking a 60.5% decrease. One reason for this was that the cops in Tanglin Police Division had managed to wipe out the foreign gangs that struck during the Great Singapore Sale last year. Fewer people were also caught for shoplifting - a 21.2% decrease, from 659 cases in 1998 to 519 last year.

Eight hawkers have been suspended for touting so far in popular Newton Food Centre this year, with three cases reported in recent weeks. In the three recent cases, Newton Grilled Seafood, Alliance Seafood and Soon Wah Fishball Kuay Teow Mee were each slapped with suspensions of two to four weeks. The eight stall-holders were taken to task for using strong-arm tactics, such as pulling customers' hands and blocking their path. 

Former Social Affairs & Culture Minister Othman Wok, 76, is recovering in hospital after suffering a heart attack and undergoing a five-hour bypass operation on Friday.

It is wrong to break a bond, said Education Minister Teo Chee Hean, adding that if he met someone who intends to do so at the point of signing his scholarship agreement, he would "tell him off directly to his face". The minister, a former President's and SAF scholar, said this in response to questions on bond-breaking at a dialogue during his visit to Nee Soon Central constituency yesterday.


Tokyo: Japan's financial reform chief was forced to step down yesterday over questionable perks from a trust bank and a 100-million yen (S$1.6 million) "donation" from a condominium developer, dealing a blow to the government's reforms. Financial Reconstruction Commission (FRC) chief Kimitaka Kuze's forced resignation also plunged Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori's so-called "rebirth" cabinet into its first crisis, barely a month after its formation following a lacklustre win by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the June 25 general election.

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dismissed charges that he is staying on to protect the interests of his three businessmen sons.

 Around the world

London: The Concorde air crash is shaping up as aviation history's biggest-ever compensation suit - with massive claims of up to GBP300 million (S$785 million) in a marathon legal battle expected to stretch over 10 years. Lawyers for the victims of last Tuesday's crash are seeking up to GBP3 million per victim.

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The Straits Times' history

Newspapers In Singapore

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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.