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Socialising with the locals

Post by nwpz » Sun, 25 Jul 2010 3:15 am

Hi

Is it easy socialising with the locals in Singapoe, and what are the most common ways to do that?

How did you guys meet your first friends in Singapore? Are the fellow colleagues the portal to the social networking?

How are foreigners treated?

Obviously it's various from person to person, how social you are and so on.

cheers.
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Re: Socialising with the locals

Post by ksl » Sun, 25 Jul 2010 11:44 pm

nwpz wrote:Hi

Is it easy socialising with the locals in Singapoe, and what are the most common ways to do that?

How did you guys meet your first friends in Singapore? Are the fellow colleagues the portal to the social networking?

How are foreigners treated?

Obviously it's various from person to person, how social you are and so on.

cheers.
join the local community centre gym or something!
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Post by jeffreyong » Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:28 pm

Go clubbing! thats where all the local hang out

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Post by vozzie » Wed, 11 Aug 2010 9:36 am

or, as my wife did ... join a Church

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Post by Kelvin Lim » Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:14 am

well, simple.. just post it in the forum, to arrange for a coffee session / drinking session / kids gathering session... im sure repsonse should be quite responsive and it's should be a great exchange of cultures.

Just my personal thoughts..

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Post by nakatago » Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:23 am

Kelvin Lim wrote:well, simple.. just post it in the forum, to arrange for a coffee session / drinking session / kids gathering session... im sure repsonse should be quite responsive and it's should be a great exchange of cultures.

Just my personal thoughts..
dude, have you seen the recent postings in the "events, gatherings" sub forum?
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Post by Kelvin Lim » Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:32 am

Opps, sorry. My Apologies!!

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Post by JayCee » Tue, 17 Aug 2010 5:53 pm

I have found socialising with the locals to be rather difficult so it's not something I do anymore.

Being asked how much everything costs (such as my condo, my clothes etc...), how much I earn (been asked this a few times), people never saying thank you (even when they've been round your house and eaten your food and drunk your drinks) by someone I met a few hours ago is just something I can never get my head around and just shows up the Singaporeans I seem to meet as money-hungry mercenaries.

I try not to let it get me down and simply don't socialise with Singaporean people anymore. Maybe others have had different experiences, I hope so

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 17 Aug 2010 6:13 pm

Welcome to Asia and Welcome to Singapore in particular. Get used to it.
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Post by JayCee » Tue, 17 Aug 2010 6:38 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Welcome to Asia and Welcome to Singapore in particular. Get used to it.
I've lived and worked in Asia for a number of years before coming to Singapore and so I am used to it, but not on the level it is here, must be something they put in the water (although in the cultural wasteland that is Singapore I guess the people don't have much else to talk about other than money)

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Post by ex-pat » Tue, 17 Aug 2010 8:58 pm

vozzie wrote:or, as my wife did ... join a Church
Find a international church with local and foreign members, that way you meet people with different culture and background.

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Post by hadr » Wed, 18 Aug 2010 2:05 pm

If you are here for work, I believe colleagues will be the best people to start with.

Else you may try to visit forums on specific interest group such as photography, football, etc.

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Post by green_field » Wed, 18 Aug 2010 7:33 pm

JayCee wrote:I have found socialising with the locals to be rather difficult so it's not something I do anymore.

Being asked how much everything costs (such as my condo, my clothes etc...), how much I earn (been asked this a few times), people never saying thank you (even when they've been round your house and eaten your food and drunk your drinks) by someone I met a few hours ago is just something I can never get my head around and just shows up the Singaporeans I seem to meet as money-hungry mercenaries.

I try not to let it get me down and simply don't socialise with Singaporean people anymore. Maybe others have had different experiences, I hope so
Recently I met a guy that kept asking how much I am earning. LOL. I find this interesting! Not only the girls keen on how much u earning, but the guys also want to know how much his date earning.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 18 Aug 2010 7:44 pm

green_field wrote: Recently I met a guy that kept asking how much I am earning. LOL. I find this interesting! Not only the girls keen on how much u earning, but the guys also want to know how much his date earning.
This is a standard question. Better get use to it.

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Post by green_field » Wed, 18 Aug 2010 7:50 pm

x9200 wrote:
This is a standard question. Better get use to it.
u serious? I hope not... LOL....

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