How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Below is a list of clubs that many expats join:

  • Balikpapan International Women’s Association (BIWA)
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
  • Mining, Oil and Gases (MOGers) - Monthly event, every Wednesday of the month. Usually held in Le Grandeur Hotel
  • Rotary Club

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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. There are also several reputable singles networking associations that arrange evening and weekend activities, such as dinners at restaurants, sightseeing and touring. For more information, please contact Crown Balikpapan.
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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. They can also volunteer their time to an organization or charity.
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