How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?

  • Expatriate Women Association of Surabaya (EWAS) - Monthly meeting every first Thursday of the month; held in different places in West Surabaya
  • Paiton Golf Society - Social Golf tournament is held every month
  • Rotary Club
  • Eurocham networking cocktail - held once every 2 - 4 months, usually in Shangri-La.

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Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Most expats socialize with neighbors, colleagues and friends. Many meet new people at the nearby country clubs or social clubs. Places of worship are other good places to meet people. Volunteering your time to an organization or charity event is a great way to meet people and get involved in the community at the same time.
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Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Most singles meet others at bars, clubs or through friends and colleagues. The local newspapers and magazines always have listings of the city's clubs, hotspots and upcoming events. For more information, please contact Crown Surabaya.
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Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
Accompanying partners can often network through social clubs or through schools, if they have children. Or, they can volunteer their time to an organization or charity.
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