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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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Local Talents (Music) Budak Pantai
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Singapore Power on hike in power
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Motor-vehicle COE Insurance
Nanyang Technological University Vital
Statistics for 2000
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Top 50 Schools (Express)
Speakers' Corner at Hong Lim Park
Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore
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Singapore National Songs
The WEATHER on TUESDAY: Showers with thunder
over most areas in the morning. Partly cloudy thereafter. WEATHER
OUTLOOK: WEDNESDAY: Afternoon and early evening showers. WATER TIDES
(this month) High tide 1.41am 2.8m 12.50pm 2.9m SUN Sunrise
6.47 am Sunset 6.51 pm MOON Moonrise
9.54am Moonset 10.13pm PSI: 25 (good) TEMPERATURE:
24-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily at 8am Singapore
time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel:
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Singapore certified polio free
Singapore has been certified
polio free by the World Health Organisation.
29 Oct 2000 marks a significant
milestone in the poliomyelitis (polio) eradication efforts of
the Western Pacific Region, of which Singapore is a member. On
this day, the World Health Organization (WHO) has certified the
Western Pacific Region free of polio.
After America, this is the second
region in the world to have achieved polio-free status. These
efforts are towards the WHO's goal for global eradication of
polio. For the Western Pacific Region to be certified
polio-free, all countries within the Region had to put in place
a sensitive surveillance system for detecting polio cases, not
have any local polio cases for at least three years and ensure
that appropriate measures are in place to respond to imported
cases of polio.
Polio is a viral infection most often recognised by the
sudden onset of floppy
paralysis. It usually affects children less than 15 years of
age. The poliovirus can bring about a spectrum of clinical
presentations, ranging from mild non-specific illness to brain
infection to paralysis. It is transmitted from person to person
primarily through the faecal-oral route.
Prior to the advent of immunisation,
polio occurred world-wide. In the 1950s, polio was a major
public health concern in Singapore. With the introduction of
polio vaccination in Singapore in 1962, the incidence of polio
has declined significantly. The last local case of polio was
reported in 1978.
Today, children in Singapore continue to receive
oral polio vaccine as part of the National Childhood
Immunisation Programme. As part of the efforts towards achieving
her polio-free status, Singapore has a surveillance system in
place to detect possible cases of poliomyelitis so that
effective control measures can be implemented immediately.
As polio is still present in some
regions in the world, the threat of
importation and re-introduction of the virus into Singapore
exists. As such,
Singapore will continue to maintain high vigilance for polio
cases and high
coverage for childhood polio immunisation until global
eradication is achieved. (Joint Ministry of Health &
Ministry of the Environment Press Release 30 Oct 2000)
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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.
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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.
Madam Kang's Kitchen Message
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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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Tuesday 31 Oct 2000
A woman, believed to be a
foreigner, died more than two hours after she and another woman, also
believed to be a foreigner, were both found floating face-up in a
swimming pool at Himiko Court in Ridgewood Close, off Mount Sinai Drive
yesterday evening. The other women died in hospital early this morning.
Their identities could not be
Trials will begin
tomorrow to let users surf the Net by connecting their computers to
power points in the home or office. Singapore Power, which is providing
the service, will be testing it at the Singapore Polytechnic. Called
"powerline communications", the technology makes use of the
same power cables that sends electricity to homes and offices to
transmit voice and date over the Internet.
Resort developer Citiraya
Group, which bought half of the artefacts from the now-defunct Tang
Dynasty City for about S$1 million on Friday, is in discussions with
Singapore Leisure Industries over plans to redevelop and operate the
Beijing: Chinese who sue
others over emotional damage should expect to get no more than an
apology and a promise they will not be harassed in the future. This
follows a decision by the Supreme People's Court to limit the
compensation that can be given over emotional and psychological damage.
Hongkong: Cheating husbands
who set up home with mistresses in China will continue to escape arrest
or legal action from angry wives, despite a crackdown on bigamy by
Beijing. Hongkong's legal experts and pressure groups say. Last week,
the National People's Congress announced a review of China's 20-year-old
marriage law to stem a rise in bigamy. However, the move is unlikely to
affect the thousands of Hongkong men who flit between wives in Hongkong
and live-in mistresses in China.
Around the world
Washington: America heads
into the final week of the tightest presidential race in 40 years, with
voters none the wiser as to whom the next White House incumbent will be.
London: Many more people
than initially estimated could die from the human form of mad cow's
disease, Britain's Agriculture Minister Nick BROWN said on Sunday. His
statement comes amid heightened fears over food safety in Britain and
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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.