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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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the teachers' hands
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.
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...
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Tengjeehum.com is the
website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are
showcased on the website.
Smxasia.com is the website of
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Stars and Movies with FREE money. Use your profit to buy things
in their shop. Learn, have fun & be rewarded.
VirtualBanking2000.com is an
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TiongChoon.com.sg is the
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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).
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 coming online in August 2000. It will provide
a one-stop centre for people to find lawyers.
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website here. More...
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Holidays NATIONAL DAY is
the next public holiday. It falls on Wednesday 9 August 2000.
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13 Dec 1982 and 12 Mar 1983 started on 31 Jul 2000 and ends on 29 Sep
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Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9
Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.
A comedy. From 27 Jul - 6 Aug
2000 8pm at Drama Centre;
29 - 30 Jul 2000 & 5 - 6 Aug 2000 Drama Centre 3pm
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
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.
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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
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
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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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.