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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.
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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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15ml Cherry Brandy
120ml Pineapple Juice
15ml Lime Juice
7.5ml Dom Benedictine
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.