Singapore is home to a large community of digital nomads, international students and long-term expats. With over a million foreigners working in Singapore along with millions of international travellers visiting the country each year, it comes as no surprise that the city has a diverse and active expat community. If you are wondering how to become part of Singapore’s exciting expat community, you will find that community events present a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and even make professional connections.
Here are a few suggestions for finding expat community events in Singapore.
Expat Groups in and around Singapore
These days, the internet and social media make it pretty easy to connect with fellow expats in almost any country you travel to. In Singapore’s expat community, there is a place for everyone. Countless expat groups can be found online, categorised according to location, profession, language, hobbies and more — a sure way to meet people who not only share the experience of living as an expat abroad but also have interests in common. As a starting point, Meetup, Internations, Expat Arrivals and Expat Briefing are a few examples of online communities that share expat groups and clubs in Singapore.
If you haven’t found a specific expat group to join or just want to broaden your social circle in Singapore, community events are the perfect place to meet new people while getting to know the city. Community events in Singapore can be anything from taking a cooking class together, enjoying drinks in town and exploring local cuisine to visiting some of Singapore’s most famous landmarks or trading the busy city life for a trip to one of the smaller surrounding islands. Singapore may be a small country, but there is a lot to explore and experience. Certainly no risk of running out of ideas for interesting and engaging community events!
Keep an eye on expat community pages such as Expat Living, Internations and Expat.com for upcoming community events that spark your interest. You can filter events based on your interests or location to help you connect to like-minded people who are just as excited as you are about getting to know their new home abroad. Amid the long list of social events and outdoor adventures, you may also find networking opportunities such as conferences, skill-sharing classes and seminars where you can connect with professionals in your industry while learning something new.
Coliving Lifestyle Events
Coliving homes also serve as an inviting space that supports expat community building in Singapore. gnômadic has designed a unique lifestyle programme that brings people from all walks of life together in a series of enriching and empowering community events such as dinners, sundowners, music events, cultural celebrations, fundraisers and more. Joining a coliving community will help you grow connections, get to know your new home and make memories that will last a lifetime!
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