What is the typical dress code at work and in public places? Is formal dress ever required?

In the Embassy, the dress code is fairly formal. Outside, dress for the tropics. - Feb 2020

Business and business casual at work. Casual in public places. I am hard pressed to recall a formal dress event. - Jun 2017

Outside the Embassy it is very casual. Within the Embassy people still walk in with dark navy suits like we're in a temperate zone. - May 2016

Business casual at work and very casual in public: shorts and a t-shirt most days. - Jul 2014

Work - business casual. Public - casual. Suriname is the largest Muslim country in South America. Having said that, again, the country only has a total population of 500,000 people or so. The people of Suriname are incredibly tolerant, and they get along with one another quite well, as well as with foreigners. - Sep 2013

Casual due to the heat (linen and collared-shirts). - Nov 2010

I've seen people go into the nicest restaurant in town in shorts and a t-shirt. Work is business casual. - Feb 2010

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