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

As part of our Centennial Year, we have created a 100 Acts of Charity map and Facebook page to record good works in the community. We have set a goal of completing 100 acts of charity in Singapore by year end. Our AAS staff, ExCo and members are helping us reach that goal, but in addition we invite anyone and any organisation to submit a charitable act. We will include it under your organization’s name, both on our website and Facebook page, as well as highlight your efforts in the Singapore American newspaper. Help us reach 100 by December 31, 2017! 

Send in your act of charity for our map!


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