My 3 cents
Just try lor, i mean some of the outings are very easy to enter, just put in ur name and contacts and they will contact you.
And the people are generally very friendly!! =) sure benefits form the practical sessionss.
however, there are 1 or 2 outings groups that seems just to open to their own "click", i tried a few attempts but there are just no reply, or answers say saying "read the rules", or ur "format of requesting is wrong". which i feel that is a chore.. so i end up skiping those..
there are also nice people on the streets who talks to u when they sees u taking photos~ Cheeers =)