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What are some typical ways to socialize, either with local people or with other expatriates? Are there groups or clubs that you can recommend?

Most expats spend time at one of the beaches over the weekends. There are also a number of expat sports groups, including running, hiking, football, hockey and water polo. Almost all have whatsapp groups for coordination. There is also one golf course that a few expats belong to. Tacugama also puts on a number of activities that many expats attend. There are yoga retreats and a number of day outings organized by IPC travel. - Jan 2022

Make your own fun. Trivia nights, running groups are restarting, board game nights, and some CLO excursions. - Sep 2021

Make your own fun. Drink, board game nights, trivia with the Brits, work on your hobbies, esp. during rainy season. There is a running group and a weekly walk/run at the embassy though. - May 2018

Make your own fun, quiz night, board games, BBQs, beach camping, hiking, indoor hobbies. There are no arts institutions really so if art museums/fine theater/comedy are your thing, you will be disappointed. outdoorsy types or families with young kids are happier. - Sep 2017

Beach! Eating out, live music, dancing with friends. - Sep 2014

Dinners out, potlucks, parties, going to the beach, socializing with other expats, spending time on my own hobbies, reading. - Jun 2014

Within the embassy community it is OK. - Sep 2010

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