How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Different parts of the expat community are extremely close, though mixing among groups is more difficult. This is more because the expat community is relatively small, making different kinds of people harder to meet, rather than because the groups act exclusively.
Meet one new person, and you are likely to be introduced to the group they are a representative of. The more people you meet, the greater chance you have of being introduced to different groups.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
Tien Mou has a number of community groups with which one can become involved. There is the Community Services Center, which teaches classes and runs an English-language counselling program.
Downtown there is Seguay, a group of young professionals. Women's International Network (WIN) is an informal dinner group that meets once a month.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
There is a fairly wide selection of bars in Taipei, which can help ensure a busy social life on the weekends.
Pubs/Bars: Carnegie's, Premier Tavern, The Wall, Citizen Cain, Ziga Zaga (Grand Hyatt Hotel).
Discos/Night Clubs: Brown Sugar, Luxy, The Wall, Citizen Cain, Ministry of Sound (MOS).
For Club Organizations and Sports Clubs: Check the monthly issue of Taiwan Fun magazine or connect to its website stated below.
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
The various groups listed above will be a good jumping-off point.
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