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The weather TODAY: Partly cloudy and occasionally windy with periods of passing showers in the  morning and afternoon.  High tide 4.52 am 2.4m  5.30 pm 2.1m   Sunrise 7.16 am Sunset 7.20 pm   Moonrise  1.24 am  Moonset  1.43 pm   PSI: 41 (good) Temp: 22-29 degrees Celsius   


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    Get For Me: Survey on public perception of safety

     These are some of the key findings of a survey by the Singapore Press Holdings marketing & development (research) department during which 520 people aged from 15 to 50 were interviewed in their HDB flats and landed property homes. They included professionals, businessmen, managers, civil servants, housewives and students.

     99% feel safe living here

     91% feel safe taking the public transport home at midnight

     42% would avoid going to certain places, such as Little India and Geylang, at night

     62% do not lock their doors when they are at home. 29% do not lock their main gates

     64% say Singapore is safer now than five years ago

     80% say the police are effective in curbing crimes.

     source: SPH

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NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

GET FOR ME:  Save the ACS (Anglo Chinese School) clock tower  An appeal for support.

BOOKS:  Top Ten KINOKUNIYA Bestsellers   Top Ten MPH Bestsellers   Top Ten BORDERS Bestsellers   Top Ten TIMES Bestsellers  Shows the top ten fiction and non-fiction titles sold at these bookstores last week.

SHOWS: Top Ten Shows  Features the current popular movies screened in local cinemas.  Movies  Lists the current movies showing in local cinemas.

GOVERNMENT: Singapore Government Website  Ministry Of Education  Police 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:  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. 

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EXPATRIATES: 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, getting an employment pass, remuneration structure and corporate culture.

TOURISTS: Tourism Board

USEFUL WEBSITES:  For jobs, properties, shopping, food and auctions.  A Singapore search engine.

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Saturday 29  Jan  2000

In Singapore

Warrant officers and specialists, the backbone of the military, will soon enjoy a new savings and retirement plan.

A man was fined S$600 yesterday for disorderly behaviour outside the McDonald's outlet in Lion City Hotel on Thursday.

A man who worked for the Singapore Airlines for nearly 25 years allegedly misappropriated at least S$16 million from the company over the past ten months.

A father who punched his eight-year-old daughter in the eye was jailed for six months yesterday for child abuse.


Tokyo: Opposition boycotts Obuchi policy speech in parliament.

Top Asian analyst Kenneth Courtis has said that the Asian tiger economies are poised to take advantage of the worldwide economic boom, except for Japan which looks headed for trouble.

Around the world

Washington: In the eighth and final State of the Union Address, President Clinton projected a ' triumphant ' America at the 'zenith 'of its power and prosperity even as he invited China and Russia to join the club of rich, stable democracies. He also proposed a huge tax cut of US350 billion.

Paris: Police will be stationed outside the entrances of some of France's toughest schools as part of a government plan unveiled on Thursday to curb an alarming rise in violence.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.


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