Many of those making the move to Singapore will do so alone. No matter who you are, you will want to find friends out there. Sure, you’ll make some buddies at work but maybe you don’t want your social life to revolve around your work (or maybe you dislike your colleagues!). Luckily, meeting people in Singapore is not a problem. Your social life can be as vibrant as you wish. Here’s some food for thought…
Join a club
If you play sport you’re already sorted: be it tennis, golf, rugby or anything else there are tons of clubs to join and all treat their members extremely well. Also, this is an excellent way to do some networking. There are also a number of social clubs available to those willing to pay.
Chamber of commerce
Another option for meeting people in a similar situation to you (and from the same country) is to look up your country’s Chamber of Commerce. There are often both social and networking events frequently organised by some CoCs.
Couchsurfing, Meetups and Triptrotting.com
There are a number of online communities that are great ways of getting to know people in your new home city. These sites are a great way of meeting people in Singapore and are not to be sneered at. They are not sleazy dating sites! Many of these users will bend over backwards to show you around the city and might become your first great friend in your new home. It could be a night out, a coffee or a city tour.
The option of searching for sociable individuals or joining a community is available on Couchsurfing, Meetups and Triptrotting. Singapore alone has several communities depending on your interests but the general Singapore communities currently has over 10, 000 members so. Using Meetups, anyone can organise a meeting or an event and post it here. Though there are some strange groups out there, you will probably come across something that will appeal to your interest: be it a sports event, coffee or a picnic in the park.
Finally, try the internet for size. There are plenty of great resources out there, like sgblog.com.