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Australian community

Post by kellw » Fri, 11 May 2007 8:30 pm

Are there enclaves of Australians and other nationalities? Do nationalities live close or come together in clubs, groups? How do we get to meet other Australians?

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Post by Kristii » Fri, 11 May 2007 11:24 pm

hey!!

im an aussie!!!

i havent been out that much in singapore - but if yuo check on the events, gatherings and making friends page you will find a fair few aussies... i was trying to organise an aussie night out - but it was short noticed and people couldnt make it - should try and do it again!!
Maybe Singapore should be called the "Sunburnt Country" instead of Australia....
I seem to be getting more "sunburnt" here then i did back home lol!

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Post by kellw » Sat, 12 May 2007 6:20 am

hey love thank you for your reply. Am still in Oz and husband is in negotiations with work. I am just going in panic mode and want to find some info.

Melbourne on this cool Saturday morning is chilly, foggy and calm. I am guessing about 10-12 C. Perfect to blow the windows open and lie in bed with computer and coffee.

Happy days

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Re: Australian community

Post by Leela » Sat, 12 May 2007 8:14 am

kellw wrote:Are there enclaves of Australians and other nationalities? Do nationalities live close or come together in clubs, groups? How do we get to meet other Australians?
A good way to meet other Australians is becoming a member of ANZA (the Australian and New Zealand Association). They have thousands of members and organise lots of activities every month, (casual coffee mornings, pub outings, tours, sport competitions, etc.) plus they provide a lot of useful information for when you first arrive here.

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Post by kellw » Sat, 12 May 2007 6:42 pm

Thanks Leela, am excited and will keep that in mind.

Happy days

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Post by micknlea » Sat, 12 May 2007 10:50 pm

No need for panic. Singapore is a lovely place and there are lots of us Aussies around if you start to feel homesick, but so much more to enjoy as well. You will not find it hard to meet up. As Leela said, ANZA is a good start.

Enjoy those beautiful crisp autumn mornings, (I miss them!!!) there is no such thing here, but then there is also no such thing as a freezing cold morning where you don't want to get out of bed and then get frozen toes running to bathroom for a shower and then freezing after the water is turned off either. :D
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