Sometimes it’s difficult to find new friends or meet people who are interested in the same things as you. The difficulty is often amplified while traveling or after recently moving to a new place. When I first got started in hiking, I thought I was one of those rare individuals that would pay for an air ticket, fly and hike up a mountain in a foreign land. I realized I was not alone after discovering Meetup.com.
Meet-ups are a fantastic way for you to increase your social life and find people with the same interests. These meet-ups are organized get-togethers based around certain events or specific activities. Singapore is the perfect example of a place with multiple meet-ups for those looking to socialize. There are many exciting groups to join, people to meet and activities to enjoy. You don’t have a pay a single cent to become a member. Here, TravelledPaths gives you the lowdown on the top SG Meetup groups you must check out if you enjoy travelling and the outdoors……
Singapore Adventurous Nature Lovers. (Meetup, Facebook)
This group, founded in 2009, is for all of those who love activities in the great outdoors. These activities usually revolve around mountain biking, trekking, nature walks, hiking, rock climbing, healthy living and environmental awareness. There are over seven thousand members associated with this group and they all share in their love for charity as well as the environment and mother nature. Trek For Hope events are also hosted through SANL.
Travel Leisure and Care (TLC) (Meetup)
Founded in 2014, the priorities of this group are found within the name. They love to travel around and delve into any leisure activity they see fit that day. Group outings with TLC include, hiking, singing, listening to music, enjoying high tea and good food and taking nature walks. Essentially, they just like to have a good time and also put volunteer efforts forth to help the less fortunate. It has over 3,000 members who describe themselves as eager to learn, laugh, live and try something new.
Hiking, Trekking and Travel Buddies (Meetup, Facebook)
Adventurers have been flocking to this group since its founding in 2009. This hiking tribal community of over six thousand likes to go trekking, cycling and stairs climbing. Outings often include hiking trips to Malaysia and overall, anything outdoorsy. Members of this group are adventurous, passionate about hiking and looking to make new friends that feel like family.
Singapore Trekking Group (Meetup, Facebook, Youtube)
Featuring over a thousand members, this group has a passion for mountain climbing. It was founded in 2014 and features members who like to delve into nature to feed their spirits. Activities include mountain & volcano climbing, hiking worn trails and exploring new ones, and going on extended treks. Their arms are open to anyone looking to get involved with nature.
YMCA Outdoor Adventures (Website, Facebook)
Founded in 2012, this meet-up has gained well over 2,000 members. The people involved in this group are passionate about giving back to their communities, organizing unique events and sharing their ideas. Most of their meetings include outdoor adventures such as hiking, trekking, skiing and biking and they always are welcoming those brave spirits who love to travel or take their activities to the extreme.
Indonesia Explorer (Meetup)
This group was founded in 2013 and since then has acquired about 700 enthusiastic members. The group caters to people who have a love for or are interested in the beautiful country of Indonesia. This group helps to organize trips to Indonesia for those looking to explore the country with the help and the company of others. On their journeys, members will see the beautiful scenery, experience the distinct culture and try the delicious foods. It doesn’t have as many members as some of the others but it may have the ones with the most adventurous spirits.
You can also check out our Ultimate Adventure Calender to view all the activities listed in these Meetup groups (and more) in one easy calendar format.
See you at the next meetup!