You would think moving to a new country, it would be easy to make friends with the locals . . .
Unless you know local Singaporeans through work relationship it is difficult, I mean face it, they have their own friends, who hang out in their own groups, and to be totally honest, it would be odd if someone randomly went up to them and started chatting away.
We were told to try the online forums for Expats. At first we thought "it's kinda like online dating", but we went ahead, and to our surprise we found an Australian couple, who had arrived here about a month after us, we found each other through the following online forum - Singapore Expats.