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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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The WEATHER TODAY Partly cloudy. Showers with thunder
in the late morning and afternoon affecting many areas. TOMORROW'S WEATHER
Afternoon showers are expected for Monday and Tuesday. WATER TIDES High tide 1.03pm 3.0m
1.00pm 2.8m SUN Sunrise 6.52 am Sunset
6.58 pm MOON Moonrise 9.37am Moonset
9.57pm PSI: 51 (moderate) TEMPERATURE:
24-31 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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Fountain of Wealth at Suntec: World's Largest
The Fountain of Wealth at
Suntec City is the world's largest fountain. It has a base
area of 1683 sq metres and from this base area projects a huge
85-tonne (85,000kg) bronze frame resembling a tripod but with
four legs. Water from the fountain shoots up to 30 metres high.
Also, from the huge ring at the top of the structure, sprays of
water sluice the fountain base. Whether you take in this sight
from the basement of Suntec City where the fountain base is
located or from the main road above where the Fountain of Wealth
towers over, you can be sure it's a sight to behold.
Three times every
day, you get a chance to go up real close to the fountain when
it is turned off - from 9am - 11am, 2.30pm - 6pm and 7pm -
7.45pm - just so that visitors to it can partake in a ritual,
which is the walk round the fountain. It is said that walking
round the fountain and touching its water brings good luck to
the person carrying out the ritual. Try it next time you hop by
Suntec City - it's a spiritual experience you'll never forget.
You can also make
song and laser message dedications free of charge. The song
dedication service is available from 7pm - 10pm every day while
the laser message dedications, featuring multi-media laser shows
on the 360º rotating water screen, are available on weekends
and public holidays.
organised tour groups to the Fountain of Wealth get to receive a
commemorative certificate documenting the visit. Don't miss a
visit to the fountain or you'll regret it. Click SuntecCity to visit
received our 500,000th hit on 21 Sep 2000!
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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.
was launched on 27 Sep 2000. It provides a one-stop application
process for new credit card applications. You only need to fill
in their form once as the information is stored and
recycled for use in your subsequent applications.
Productions is an independent theatre-arts group which
produces, performs, and promotes the works of locally-based
playwrights in Singapore and throughout the region.
& Gifts delivery service in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,
China, India, Thailand, etc.
Singapore real estate Internet property advertisements for
Owners and Realtors
eBookIt.com is an online
travel website which offers a wide choice of flights, hotels and
cars for booking online.
Lifestyle2U.com is an
online shopping website where you can browse and buy lifestyle
products for men and women, such as wallets, handbags,
cosmetics, underwear, swimwear and many others. Accepts Visa,
Mastercard and debit cards (only those not needing signatures)
is an e-auction website specialising in IT equipment and
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).
one-99shop.com 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
is a legal website which went online in late August 2000. It provides
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers. Official launch
date is 21 Sep 2000.
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BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in
The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
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Holidays DEEPAVALI is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.
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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.
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And Excursions - A comedy by Michael Frayn Directed by Nick Perry.
A Stage Club
Presentation 41 Malcolm Rd Singapore 308276. 27 - 30 Sep 2000 8pm
Drama Centre. Tickets
at S$20 - S$30.
Fygi LIVE - Latin Touch Asia Tour A one-night special of
Laura's Jazz & Latin hits, including Bewitched, Como Fue, All Of
Me, Amor, Perfidia, Besame Mucho, You Had To Be There and more.
29 Sep 2000 Harbour Pavilion, WTC 8pm Tickets at S$100, S$75,
City - Performance in Mandarin 6 Oct 2000 8pm
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel Tickets at S$26, S$34
Tickets from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC
Sock - A Comedy Presented by Adhoc Works & Luna Id Productions. 6 -
14 October 2000 8pm S$45 & S$35 7, 8 & 14
October 2000 2pm S$35 & S$25. Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel. Tickets
from SISTIC at Tel: (65) 348 5555 or click SISTIC
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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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Sunday 1 Oct 2000
All childcare centres and
kindergartens will have to close for at least a week from tomorrow, following
the deaths of two more children yesterday, possibly from hand, foot and
mouth disease. A 14-month-old girl and her 2½-year-old brother died.
This brings to four the number of deaths reported last month of children
who all showed the same symptoms: fever, vomiting and rashes. The
closure will affect about 140,000 children in 557 childcare centres and
440 kindergartens. From today, all doctors are required to report any
case with symptoms resembling those of hand, foot and mouth disease to
the Environment Ministry.
Mr LIM Swee Say takes over as acting Minister for the
Environment with effect from today. Mr LEE Yock Suan who has been
concurrently holding this portfolio with the Information And The Arts
portfolio continues as the Minister for Arts And Information.
The new law requiring homeowners
to replace all wooden brackets with stainless-steel brackets for air-
conditioners mounted in wall openings or windows in all buildings
except landed homes comes into effect today. Homeowners who have not yet
replaced such wooden brackets face a fine of up to S$5000 and up to six
months in jail.
representing the youngest son of former President Suharto yesterday said
they would appeal for a delay in their client's 18-month sentence for
Bangkok: Thai police want
the government to revoke visa-free entry privileges for citizens of some
countries to prevent transnational criminals from entering Thailand, the
Bangkok Post reported yesterday. The proposal was made during Friday's
meeting of the National Security Council (NSC) chaired by Prime Minister
Chuan Leekpai, it said.
Around the world
London: A murderer who
sexually assaulted and killed a woman 23 years ago was identified
through a technique known as SGM profiling which builds a genetic
"fingerprint" from old, degraded samples. Ian LOWTHER, 43, a
van driver, quickly confessed when detectives - who had taken mouth
swabs from 3000 men living around Shipley, West Yorkshire, the murder
scene - went to his home and confronted him with the evidence.
Rome: Top Italian television
executives have been forced to resign after state TV aired graphic
images in a prime-time news report on pornography. State television's
RAI Tre station showed some photos and graphic snippets of children
being tortured and killed during the 7pm newscast on 27 Sep 2000. The
broadcast, seen by 11 million people, shocked Italy and has ignited a
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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.