Permits & Passes
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.
You can e-mail him at email@example.com
What's New on our
Abstract of Currency Notes & Coins In
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
Tax Collection Statistics
Newly Registered Public
CPF Contribution Rates Over The Years
HDB Flats Built Over The Years
Vehicles: Top 10 Sellers
The Straits Times' history
National Service Registration
Health Questions & Answers
List of cinemas
Free English Lessons
Golden Mike Awards
Recent Property Sale Transactions
The WEATHER TODAY: Showers with thunder are
expected in the afternoon,
affecting many areas. Partly cloudy thereafter. TOMORROW'S WEATHER
Showers with thunder are confined to the afternoon for Friday and
Saturday. WATER TIDES High tide 8.46am 1.9m
7.33pm 2.2m SUN Sunrise 7.05
am Sunset 7.15 pm MOON Moonrise
3.27pm Moonset 2.58am PSI: 51 (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.
Yesterday Aug 2000 Jul 2000 Jan-Jun 2000 1999
Singapore Currency Notes
My E-mail Account
Pioneer Class:Singapore Management University
Former Cockpit Hotel Building in
Orchard Road - the shopping heart of Singapore
Click logo to start tour
Mdm Kang's Kitchen
The Singapore Management
University welcomed its pioneer class of 2000 on 1 Aug 2000
when the class started the first day of the term in Asia's
newest university this millennium.
getforme.com join the University in documenting this
history-making moment by listing these Pioneers of Singapore
Management University (SMU) 2000 on our FrontPage today.
We hope this
list will be useful one day when these Pioneers have long
graduated but wish to remember the names of those who were their
Here is the
Chan I-ling More...
We received our
300,000th hit on 26 Jul 2000!
Letters to the Editor
If you have
any comments or questions, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the website of The Legends Golf and Country Resort in Malaysia.
It is a masterplanned resort.
AsiaUnitTrust.com is an
Asian portal on unit trust; very comprehensive and good
coverage. Includes screening and financial calculations.
Tengjeehum.com is the
website of Singaporean artist Teng Jee Hum. His works are
showcased on the website.
Smxasia.com 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.
VirtualBanking2000.com 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 email@example.com.
TiongChoon.com.sg 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.
SetthaPalace.com is the
website of Settha Palace Hotel Laos. It is a French Colonial
Hotel in Ventiane, Laos built in 1930 and fully renovated in
HDBhousing.com 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).
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.
BANKmates: Get a Personal Assistant to do your errands in
The Singaporean website community Set up your company's
website here. More...
We are now 1,052 pages thick and growing.
Holidays DEEPAVALI is
the next public holiday. It falls on Thursday 26 October 2000.
Madam Kang's Kitchen Message
Cemetery Warren 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
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
Singapore River Fiesta from 22 Jul - 9
Aug 2000. Venue: Singapore River.
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
& 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)
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
Tourist Arrival Statistics
Rent A Car
To get free copies of brochures on
Singapore, including Singapore Official Guide,
please click HERE.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
Low Lying Areas In Singapore
Lists the flood-prone areas in
Things you should know
Tells you things you need to be
10 MUST VISIT places
The top ten fiction and
non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week
website is updated throughout the day every day and the Frontpage is
updated between 10.00 pm and 12.00am Singapore time (+8 hours GMT).
ABOUT THIS WEBSITE | ADVERTISING
WITH US | LISTING WITH US
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
P.O. Box 162
Hougang Mall Post Office Singapore 915306 Tel: (65) 282 4221 Fax: (65)
281 4785. The business name getforme.com is registered in the Republic of
Singapore under Certificate of Registration Number 52908811L
©1999, 2000 All rights reserved
Thursday 10 Aug 2000
Singapore celebrated its
35th birthday yesterday with a grand bash at the Padang and Marina
South. A 20,000-strong audience watched the National Day Parade at the
Padang, the site of the first parade in 1966. 35 marching contingents as
well as a 208-vehicle mobile column filed past the President. It was
President Nathan's first parade as Head of State. Earlier, at Marina
South, a sail-past of a 5-km-long armada of naval vessels was reviewed
by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong.
Bosses of private companies
could help to promote better family life among Singaporeans by letting
them work flexible hours or from home, Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien
Loong said yesterday. He said this should help check the falling
marriage and fertility rates. The country's fertility rate had already
fallen below the 1.5 mark last year - when a figure of 2.1 was needed in
order for Singaporeans to replace themselves. "All the races here -
except the Malay group - are not reproducing themselves," he noted.
Abdurrahman Wahid yesterday bowed to the greater moral clout of
Vice-President Megawati Sukarnoputri and annoucned that he was
delegating the day-to-day running of the government to her.
Canberra: Concerned with
instability in its neighbourhood, Australia said yesterday it would
increase funding for radio services to the Asia-Pacific. It will boost
it by A$9 million (S$9.2 million) over three years in an effort to
provide an independent voice in the region.
Around the world
Moscow: Two men were
arrested yesterday as Russia stepped up security measures a day after a
bomb blast in the city's busiest commuter hub left eight dead and over
Santiago, Chile: The Chilean
Supreme Court has formally ruled that General Augusto Pinochet no longer
has immunity from prosecution for crimes committed during his 17 years
of dictatorial rule, opening the way for a historic trial of the
84-year-old autocrat. He ruled Chile with an iron fist from 1973 - 1990.
The Straits Times' history
by 8.00 am daily.
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.