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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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What's New on our website

Pioneer Class of 2000: Singapore Management University

Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In Circulation

Singapore National Songs

Top Ten Books at POPULAR Bookstores

Top Ten Books at W.H.Smith Bookstore 

Singapore Crime Situation for Jan - Jun 2000


CPF Services - Milestones

CityLink: Singapore's First Subterranean Mall

Tax Collection Statistics

Environment: Water



Newly Registered Public Accountants

CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years

HDB Flats Built Over The Years

Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers

The Straits Times' history

National Service Registration Dates

Health Questions & Answers

List of cinemas

24-hour Outlets

Free English Lessons

ERP Rates for cars

Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

The WEATHER TODAY: Partly cloudy. Showers in the afternoon mainly over northern, western and southern Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Late morning and afternoon showers. SUNDAY: Late morning and early afternoon showers. WATER TIDES High tide  9.58am 2.0m  8.46pm 2.3m  SUN Sunrise 7.05 am Sunset 7.15 pm MOON Moonrise  4.16pm  Moonset  3.46am  PSI: 45 (good) TEMPERATURE: 24-32  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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     Gas-pipe installation code to be reviewed

Former Cockpit Hotel Building in Penang Road 

Stroll along Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore    

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Mdm Kang's Kitchen Chilli Crabs

   Recently, a youth died in his bedroom due to a gas leak from concealed pipes which were damaged during kitchen-cabinet-fitting work.

  The Singapore Standard Code of Practice for the installation of pipes supplying manufactured gas adopts internationally-accepted practices for gas installations. But, in view of what happened, the Singapore Productivity and Standards Board, the national standards body, will review the Code in consultation with the Public Utilities Board (PUB), PowerGas Ltd and the industry. All suggestions will be considered.

  PowerGas, the piped gas supplier, implements a system of safety checks before the gas supply is turned on. For detection of gas leaks, it injects an odorant into the manufactured gas, giving it a distinctive smell. Users, including home owners, must be vigilant and able to detect leaks when these leaks occur.

  Should you suspect a gas leak, you should turn off the gas valve at the meter, and open all the windows and doors in order to ventilate the place. You should also call PowerGas's 24-hour Gas Service & Operations Centre at Tel: (65) 1800-752 1800. You should refrain from turning on/off switches and electrical equipment and leave the premises if the smell is intoxicating.

  Any work involving gas-pipe connection or installation can only be carried out by PowerGas or a Licensed Gas Service Worker (LGSW) who are licensed by the PUB. A list of LGSWs can be found on the PUB's website at You can also call PUB at Tel: (65) 7313645 for information on LGSWs.

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

Letters to the Editor

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NEW WEBSITES is the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia. It is a masterplanned resort. is an Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations. 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. or the print version, a morning tabloid, Project Eyeball, is a new newspaper set to hit the streets on 12 Aug 2000. 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 1,057 pages thick and growing.

Public Holidays DEEPAVALI is the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 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.


Change of Name

*Hai Wee Wushu And Lion Dance Centre to Hai Wee Wushu Association (2 Aug 2000)

*Singapore Branch of the Mission to Seamen to The Singapore Branch of the Mission to Seafarers (18 Jul 2000)

Change of Address

*Metro Philharmonic Society  21 Jambol Place Singapore 119348 (11 Jul 2000)

*Youth Challenge  61 Killiney Road Singapore 239522 (12 Jul 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


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 economy grew by 8.8% in the first half of this year, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong revealed on 8 Aug 2000 in his National Day message.

The Singapore Economy

Current issues affecting our community:

Scholarship Bond-Breakers Debate


School Discipline: Put the cane in our teachers' hands

Project Eyeball, Singapore's newest newspaper, will be launched on 12 August 2000 at Shaw House Amphitheatre between 12noon & 6pm.

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.

French Artists In Singapore     Paintings by nine renowned French artists are being showcased. 3 - 16 Aug 2000. 160 Orchard Road Level 4 Orchard Point Exhibition Hall. 11am - 7pm daily

Chang & Eng - Concert In The Park     12 August 2000.  The Green, Fort Canning Park. Picnic from 5pm.  Showtime: 7.30pm. Tickets: S$8 (children) S$16 (adults)

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!


Tourism Board

Tourist Arrival Statistics

BackPackers' Corner

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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

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Friday 11 Aug 2000

Prizes worth S$20,000 will be up for grabs when Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) launches its print and online integrated newspaper, Project Eyeball, tomorrow. The launch party will be held at the Shaw House amphitheatre in Orchard Road from noon to 6pm. About 120,000 copies of Project Eyeball will be distributed free during the launch. The same number of free copies will be handed out from Monday to Friday next week, SPH said in a statement yesterday.

A taxi driver was found dead on Wednesday at a deserted location with multiple stab wounds. Koh Ngiap Yong, 42, had been stabbed four times in the back and once in the neck. His body was found dumped face up in bushes 5m from Chestnut Avenue in Upper Bukit Timah Road. His TIBS taxi was not at the scene. Mr Koh is the second taxi driver to be murdered this year. On 15 Jun 2000, Comfort driver Ong Huay Dee was found dead in his cab at Pasir Ris Drive 10.

The Speakers' Corner in Hong Lim Park will be opened on 1 Sep 2000. The opening date was announced by the police in a statement yesterday.

Certificate of Entitlement (COE) prices for smaller cars rose by more than S$2000 in the latest round of bidding. The increase bucks a trend which had seen prices for cars of 1600 cc and below falling for the past four months.


Kuala Lumpur: Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Abu Hassan Omar quit unexpectedly yesterday, citing health and family reasons. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who received his resignation on Wednesday, told reporters yesterday that his resignation was necessary to "avoid all kinds of accusations and slander". 

 Around the world

Washington: The number of people behind bars in the United States broke the two-million mark last year, a record high despite the slowest prison population growth rate in 20 years, according to the Justice Department. At the end of 1999, prisons and jails held 1,890,800 inmates with the bulk of them held by state authorities, according to a Bureau of Justice statistics report released on Wednesday.

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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.