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Living and loving it


After arriving and settling in it is time to venture out to explore your new environment and to start a new lifestyle, not only for yourself but also for your children.

We call this section Living and Loving it because we have seen so many people arrive in Mauritius and do just that. It might take some time to get yourself rooted into the new environment where you find yourself but no one said that any change is easy.

 

 

  Our advice is:  
 

Keep a check on your attitude. You will not be able to change any of the aspects around you that might cause upset or frustration BUT the one thing you have absolute control over is your attitude. Once you get that right you are ready to fly!

 

As an expat in Mauritius, Facebook groups have become invaluable! There are several popular ones that are very active on the island:


Sites you may find useful...
Protection of Animals Welfare Society strives to improve animal welfare in Mauritius. PAWS is a Non Governmental Organisation and relies totally on donations and fund-raisings events to finance its activities. www.pawsmauritius.org

Le Vélo Vert delivers to your home or workplace, vegetables and fruits without pesticides or chemical products. www.levelovertilemaurice.org

Book Depository is an international bookseller shipping books free of charge, worldwide, to over 100 countries and this includes Mauritius! www.bookdepository.co.uk

The Board of Investment (BOI) is the national Investment Promotion Agency of the Republic of Mauritius falling under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development. www.boimauritius.com

Private Clinics / Hospitals:
Apollo Bramwell and Clinique Darné.

www.apollobramwell.com
www.fortiscliniquedarne.com

Health information for consumers on accidents and injuries, symptoms and treatment of diseases and health conditions, first aid for medical emergencies, and the physical and emotional well-being that contribute to general wellness. www.eMedicineHealth.com

The World's #1 Natural Health Website: Natural Health Information Articles by Dr. Joseph Mercola. www.mercola.com

Find the opinions of expats living in countries like Thailand, Philippines, Holland, India, Australia etc. www.expatinterviews.com

Town portals. www.grandbaie.org
www.quatre-bornes.com

The website contains information about Mauritius, including hotels, activities, sightseeing, shopping, eating out and much more. The website also features the monthly magazine that is distributed free of charge. www.islandinfo.mu

The operas and concerts produced by Opera Mauritius have been hailed by the national and international press and have attracted a wider and wider public. 7000 persons attended. The Pearl Fishers in 2009 and the following year Carmen attracted 10 000 spectators. In 2011 after rigourous training, Mauritian artists performed the academy production of Hansel and Gretel, a family event. For 2012: La Traviata... www.operamauritius.com

Ticketing service www.otayo.com

This site offers up-to-date information on restaurants, bars, clubs, cafes, catering services, food shops and related businesses in Mauritius. Users can find a big selection of discount coupons, restaurant reviews, restaurant guides, food articles and tips, a recipe centre, a business directory, club promotions and many more. www.restaurants.mu

It was incorporated in Mauritius on 30 March 1989 under the Stock Exchange Act 1988, as a private limited company responsible for the operation and promotion of an efficient and regulated securities market in Mauritius. www.stockexchangeofmauritius.com

Tales from a Small Planet's mission is to enrich and share the experience of living abroad through literature, humour and the arts, as well as by providing information and education on what it is really like to live in a foreign country and how to cope with the challenges that may come along. www.talesmag.com
A daily, English newspaper in Mauritius. www.theindependent.mu


 

Sports & leisure
Mauritius offers a wide range of outdoor activities. You are sure to find something that tickles your fancy!

Cycling
www.yemayaadventures.com

Fishing
www.rodfishingclub.com
www.fishingandhuntingsafaris.com
Golf
www.murphysgolf.net

Hiking, trekking and trail running
www.incentivepartnersltd.com
www.yanature.com
www.ilemauricemarathon.com
www.royalraid.com
www.randotrail.mu

Horse racing & riding
www.equitationcenmauritius.com
www.mauritiusturfclub.com
Cavalia Ecole d'equitation

Hunting
www.fishingandhuntingsafaris.com

Kitesurfing & windsurfing
www.windguru.com
www.mauritiusurf.com
Mauritius Hash House Harriers
www.mhash.com

Rugby
ww.rugbymauritius.com

Skydiving
www.skydivemauritius.com
Yachting & boating
zeregate.blogspot.com

 

Kids & teens
Having teenagers in our midst means internet, music, sports and even occasionally homework. Here are a few websites to get them started.
Fun stuff
ARG

DLTK's Crafts for Kids
kidpub

Moshi Monsters
UpToTen
Howrse
Science toymaker
WildEarth.TV
CBeebies
Homework
Maths:
www.math-drills.com
www.coolmath4kids.com
www.aplusmath.com
English:
www.funbrain.com
bab.la
French:
www.france-pub.com
www.happychild.org.uk
french.about.com

Sports

www.riverland.mu
The Dodo Club in Curepipe

 

 

Women's groups
There are a number of these groups in Mauritius, offering the opportunity to meet other expats and locals. Such groups may also raise money for charities or go on visits to different parts of the island, whereas others are based around a particular activity (such as walking/rambling).








Corona Worldwide is a UK based organisation with branches and contacts in over 100 countries. The prime purpose of these branches is to provide friendship and understanding to women of all nationalities, creeds, beliefs and backgrounds. Mauritius is indeed blessed with three branches all of which offer a warm welcome to women on the island whether they are here on a temporary or permanent basis. All branches are non-registered, non-profit making associations with no affiliation to any political, ethnic or religious group.
Corona Central (predominantly French speaking) meets at Jean Paul II Hall, St Jean church grounds, Royal Road, Belle Rose on the first Tuesday of each month and meetings normally include a guest speaker with refreshments available.

Contact: Mrs Raymonde Rassou
Tel: +230 454 7404
email: raymonderassou@yahoo.co.uk
Corona North meets at Hotel Le Palmiste, Trou aux Biches on the second Tuesday of each month from 9.15 until noon. Meetings have a guest speaker, refreshments, books on sale etc. Other activities held regularly include Bridge, Mah-Jong, Scrabble, play reading, creative writing, visits to factory outlets, places of interest, coffee mornings, etc.

Contacts: Mrs Heather Chettiar
Tel: +230 5 252 6062
email: dod.chettiar@intnet.mu

Plateau Branch meets on the third Friday of the month, from 10:00 till 12:00 at Gymkhana Club, Vacoas, for coffee, social chats, guest speakers or activities. Offers friendship, support and the chance to stay ab0reast of local issues and activities.

Contact : Neeta Ramchurn
Tel: +230 5 757 2000
email: nramchurn@gmail.com

 


Other...
Having visitors? Here are some suggestions on what to do whilst they are here. Compilation and recommendations by Nicolette van der Merwe.

Expat Spotlight: Making it work in Mauritius

Is your glass half full or half empty? Expat spotlight asks different people their points of view on how you can adapt to life in Mauritius. How do you adjust to being away from the security of family and life-long friends? How can you find ways to 'feed your soul'? Please be inspired by expat success stories in our Expat spotlight. Read more >

 

 

Face to face on expat life by Hillie Odendaal

It is easy for the outsider to get the wrong idea of expatriate life: a conception that combines romanticism and leisure, adventure and pleasure, a better life, a hope, a future. It is seen as a privileged lifestyle and envied by those who stayed behind. These qualities may, in some way or another, be present in this lifestyle, but with them also come the sacrifices that no one knows about. It is only through energy, focus, determination, self-discipline and connectedness that you keep yourself together. Many have done this journey before and many will follow. The richness of this experience is only determined by one thing: your own choice. Follow this series of articles that cover some of the realities of expat life. Read more >

 


Useful tools and links
cyclones
directory
local weather
public holidays
recycling
thirty facts
translator
world clock

What's happening...
The 'What's happening' section on the home page will keep you informed of some upcoming sporting events and other important dates.
Home away from home
Online newspapers
Visit www.abyznewslinks.com for many other worldwide publications online.
Live audio streaming

Mix 94.5
Nova 937
929

Klassik Radio

94.3 MHz

Algoa FM

Radio 4

Z100 New York
U.S. Live Radio
NPR
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Important numbers
(print version)
Police
999
Fire
115
Ambulance/SAMU
114
Apollo Bramwell
132 /
605 1000
Clinique Darné
118 /
601 2300
MSPCA
466 7146
PAWS
263 0541 / 637 3025
Directory/business enquiries
150/152
Cyclone cell/landline
171/8996
CEB
130
CWA
170
Updated 19-Nov-2014

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