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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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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

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Free English Lessons

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Golden Mike Awards

Recent Property Sale Transactions

Our National Library

Radio Music Awards

Teddy-Bear Making Workshops by Jennifer Laing

The Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay

Approved Institutions for abortion

The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder in the afternoon mainly over northern, southern and western Singapore. TOMORROW'S WEATHER  Afternoon showers can be expected for Tuesday and Wednesday. WATER TIDES High tide  4.09am 2.4m  4.37pm 2.4m  SUN Sunrise 7.06 am Sunset 7.16 pm MOON Moonrise  1.06pm  Moonset  12.40am  PSI: 38 (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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  Hallo everyone

Put the cane in the teachers' hands

  National Day is two days away. It is time now to ponder the future of Singapore - in particular, our children's future. Many of us are now in our thirties and forties. We have children who are still attending school. Because we do not have much time to spend with them, we tend to be slack with them. We let our children have whatever they ask for - perhaps, out of guilt. We also do not discipline them and leave it to the school to do it for us.

  Therein lies the problem with the children of Singapore nowadays. Many of us leave the disciplining of our children to the schools and many schools are reluctant to discipline their students. In secondary schools, discipline is getting from bad to worse - even in good schools. Boys and girls are more difficult to control in class. Teachers are now at a loss as they find it difficult to handle their charges in class. Teachers cannot use the cane. They cannot impose corporal punishment on their students. That privilege lies with the principal. And more principals are reluctant to use the cane on their students, preferring instead to counsel them. More...

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

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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 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 1,038 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 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep 2000.


Change of Name

*Kiang Chow Goh Clan Association to Hainan Goh Clan Association (Singapore) (18 Jul 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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 National Day Parade at the Padang on 9 Aug 2000


'' Live " web-cast at 6pm on the official NDP website.

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

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

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

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 Top Ten MPH Bestsellers

Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers

Top Ten POPULAR Bestsellers

Top Ten W.H.SMITH Bestsellers

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Monday 7 Aug 2000

More than 220 tonnes of narcotics with a street value of S$5.3 billion were seized and destroyed here in the three years from 1996 to 1998. In the same period, the number of traffickers arrested also jumped by almost 60% to 1,016 compared to the three-year period before that. Out of this, 78 people were convicted and hanged.

A man died after a nail, which was shot from a nail gun, bounced off a wall and pierced through his upper arm and chest. Mr Shanmugam Ramesh, 28, an Indian national, was standing behind a co-worker when the freak accident occurred at 10am on Saturday.

The unemployment rate for June 2000 was 3.5%. For the first half of this year, 7,700 people were retrenched, compared to 6,700 in the same period last year. Most of the retrenchments came from the manufacturing sector, which was severely affected by the cycle of upgrading and restructuring, said Manpower Minister Lee Boon Yang last night.

A National University of Singapore undergraduate drowned on Saturday during a dive practice which was meant to teach him how to rescue others. Lim Chun Keong, 22, a second-year chemical engineering student had gone to Pulau Hantu, an island south-west of Singapore, with several instructors and students.


Jakarta: As Indonesia hovered over another critical threshold in its experiment with democracy, national laders yesterday attended a peace rally in the hope of keeping the political fireworks confined to the legislative meetings beginning today, and out of the streets.

 Around the world

London: Britain's biggest-selling newspaper, The News of the World, has been forced to abandon its campaign to name and shame paedophiles after two weeks of vigilante attacks and mob hysteria. It had printed the photographs, names and wherabouts of almost 100 child sex offenders on the past two Sundays and as recently as Wednesday said it would continue naming and shaming and printing pictures of up to another 100,000 paedophiles.

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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.