How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
The expatriate community in Manila is very closely knit. There are several expatriate groups to choose from. Contact Crown Manila for a list of expat groups and contact details to suit your interests.
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Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
The Cultural Center of the Philippines is a good place to start for those interested in the arts. There are also several museums that welcome volunteers, such as the Ayala Museum and the Metropolitan Museum. There are also diving, golf, rugby, athletics, cycling, tennis and other outdoor sports groups that you will be welcome to join.
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Where can I meet other singles in this city?
There are lots of opportunities to meet other single people in the Chambers of Commerce and international groups. Manila also has many bars and restaurants for socializing and meeting others. There are many sports groups that singles can join as above. Internations has a very active group in the Philippines.
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Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
The British Women's Association, Australia-New Zealand Association and Mothers and Darlings groups are all very active. The Manila Women's Forum meets once a month and is a good place to meet other women who live and/or work in Manila.
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