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I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 2015

Postby Alasdair » Sun, 26 Oct 2014 3:45 am

Hi to everyone already out there...

My name is Alasdair, I'm a 29 year old guy moving to Singapore in Jan due to a job offer. I know a lot about the country in general from my work but have never actually been there. I'm already getting excited about the relocation but won't know anybody when I arrive. I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there? I read a post on a different forum that recommended joining this website as a good starting point for meeting others in a similar situation or who have already moved out there.

So here I am, I hope you have some words of wisdom and maybe we can have a beer when I get there...

Al :)

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Postby CaptainBullus » Sun, 26 Oct 2014 4:37 am

Welcome!

There are loads of opportunities here for you to make friends and expand your social horizons! I'd start by looking at your interests and then googling for clubs. There are plenty of football/rugby/cricket/dragon-boating clubs which all have full social calendars. As a relative newcomer to Singapore I can say that from my own experience people are more open and welcoming of new arrivals as most have been in the same boat!

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Postby local lad » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:07 am

HI there,

There are tons of social groups in Singapore to fit your social needs. Just google them and choose Singapore as location. Have fun.


Cheers

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Postby rajagainstthemachine » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:20 am

Alasdair wrote:So here I am, I hope you have some words of wisdom and maybe we can have a beer when I get there...


welcome to Singapore!
beer prices can vary from $2.50 a can of tiger to 15$ for a pint of Stella/Hoegaarden/IPA/Guiness
It all depends on where you want the beer and how deep your pockets go.
:wink:
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:29 am

Welcome!

Start with the social sub-forum in this forum: Events, Gatherings, Making Friends

Enjoy checking out which gathering events you want to join. Hobby-specific ones may require you to check out other sub-forums.

Some suggestions:
20's Club

FNDC - Friday Night Drinking Club

WNDC - Wednesday Night Drinking Club

Newcomer's Lounge

The Weekenders

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby JR8 » Mon, 27 Oct 2014 4:08 pm

Alasdair wrote: I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there? I read a post on a different forum that recommended joining this website as a good starting point for meeting others in a similar situation or who have already moved out there.


Yep I think you just found a solid starting point, from which as little/much further socialising as you want might spring.

More generally now might be a good time for you to start scanning the forum topics such as 'What to bring' and so on, to get a heads-up on the trials and tribulations of the physical move. [You can leave other topics like 'Where to live' etc for a while yet IMHO].

Welcome to the forum!

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Postby uscate » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 9:41 am

Sounds like you're an ang moh….beware of the local women if you fancy holding onto your wallet!!

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00 am

uscate wrote:Sounds like you're an ang moh….beware of the local women if you fancy holding onto your wallet!!


Not necessarily local but yeah, the gold diggers will make one gold-less. Hah! :mrgreen:

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:05 am

Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


Four Floors of Whores... aka... Orchard Towers.

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby nakatago » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:08 am

Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


A lunch out to the local hawker centre with a local colleague?

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 1:43 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


Four Floors of Whores... aka... Orchard Towers.


And over the long term, much more cost efficient than the SPGs uscate is warning you about :cool: :P

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby nakatago » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 1:57 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


Four Floors of Whores... aka... Orchard Towers.


And over the long term, much more cost efficient than the SPGs uscate is warning you about :cool: :P


I believe you but I'll scour SBF later to crunch the numbers to get a quantitative figure of just how much more. :wink: :P

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 3:52 pm

nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


Four Floors of Whores... aka... Orchard Towers.


And over the long term, much more cost efficient than the SPGs uscate is warning you about :cool: :P


I believe you but I'll scour SBF later to crunch the numbers to get a quantitative figure of just how much more. :wink: :P


so sad ... the name calling for 4 floors

there are two nice Thai restaurants in 2nd and 3rd floor, .. a Senor Taco at the back block and a Filipino food outlet in Basement, a decent enough Western and Halal Chicken Rice, and the Mamak Shop, plus the late evening Pizza place .. :( :(

Is the food that bad in OT ??

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: I'm moving alone from England to Singapore in January 20

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 8:48 pm

ecureilx wrote:
nakatago wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:
Alasdair wrote:I was wondering if there is a good way to meet new people and socialise when I get there?


Four Floors of Whores... aka... Orchard Towers.


And over the long term, much more cost efficient than the SPGs uscate is warning you about :cool: :P


I believe you but I'll scour SBF later to crunch the numbers to get a quantitative figure of just how much more. :wink: :P


so sad ... the name calling for 4 floors

there are two nice Thai restaurants in 2nd and 3rd floor, .. a Senor Taco at the back block and a Filipino food outlet in Basement, a decent enough Western and Halal Chicken Rice, and the Mamak Shop, plus the late evening Pizza place .. :( :(

Is the food that bad in OT ??

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:


Thai restaurant on 4th floor in corner is very good. I used to get my haircuts on the 3rd floor. Hawker center in basement ok. Tailor shop at back near money changer not so hot... I'd never buy again. The money changer has pretty good rates. And, Ipanema is the best club, although Naughty Girl gives it a real run for the money.

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Postby nutnut » Thu, 30 Oct 2014 9:40 pm

That Thai restaurant is very nic, I went there a few weeks back and the thai currywas excellent!

They also sell Pork Scratchings, first time I've seen them in SG in 4 years, great for a night of rugby and beer...
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