Journey Through the Decades

To celebrate our 100 years, we will take our community traveling through time with a series of events and activities throughout the year. We’ll start from the earliest days of AAS’ inception, visit key periods of the century and culminate with a year-end event looking ahead toward the future of AAS and the American presence in Singapore.

Picture sultry Singapore in 1917 with no air conditioning, ice or refrigeration; tropical downpours and flooded streets; kids playing among workers hauling loads of tin, rubber, gambier, pepper, tapioca or copra on their backs; sewage draining into the river. It was a chaotic, booming era in our history. On August 25 of that year, AAS was founded by 30 Americans then stationed in Singapore.

100 Acts of Charity

AAS original logo

To honor our strong commitment to charitable work throughout the decades, we have set a goal of completing one hundred acts of charity during our centennial year. Proceeds from the George Washington Centennial Ball will help support the 100 Acts of Charity throughout the year.

We launched this initiative in January 2017 with Project Homeworks. Members of our staff, our Board, our George Washington Centennial Ball committee and community members volunteered to clean homes of elderly Singaporeans.

Companies and community members are invited to participate in the 100 Acts of Charity project. This fantastic opportunity can be integrated into a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plan for the year.


Send in your act of charity for our map!

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