How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
The expat community in Singapore is huge, therefore it's not as close-knit as in other Asian cities. However, there are many can meet and get to know expats of similar interests, age groups and nationalities. The main ones are the British Club, Tanglin Club, Swiss Club, American Club and various other associations.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
There are many clubs and associations that cater to different nationalities (e.g., British, American, Japanese, French, German). Crown Singapore also organizes coffee mornings every month with guest speakers. These events are a great way to meet other expats.
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Singapore's nightlife is buzzing! There are many great bars and nightclubs frequented by expats. Look out for special nights (such as the British Chamber for young people), and special promotions organized with expats in mind.
You may also wish to follow your hobbies and join a related club, which is a great way to meet like-minded people. Options for activities to get involved with are endless, ranging from the adventurous (scuba diving, art appreciation and bridge classes).
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
Organizations such as those below provide good networking opportunities.
- American Women's Association of Singapore (AWA)
- Career Resources Centre for Expatriates (CRCE)
- The American Association of Singapore (AAS)
- The Australian and New Zealand Association (ANZA)
- British Association of Singapore (BAS)
- Kowloon Club (KC)
- Japanese Association in Singapore (JAS)
- Friends of the Museum (FOM) - Volunteer organization with programs on Asia's history and culture
- PrimeTime - Serves the international community of business and professional women
Please contact Crown World Mobility to learn more about our Partner Support programs.
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