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The American Association of Singapore serves as the leading non-profit organization that enhances, promotes and celebrates American culture among expats from all countries and from the Singaporean community - through social events, charitable activities and career support. We also help expats achieve a sense of belonging and connection throughout all the stages of their lives in Singapore.

Our organization is often the first point of contact for new residents and for those visiting Singapore before accepting employment. We are open to members of all nationalities and our office staff and activities reflect this growing diversity. In fact, about 40% of AAS members are not American.

We are the oldest American organization in Singapore. Most expats don’t realize that AAS was the founder for most of the American community organizations in Singapore. 

What We Do

Publications

Singapore American Newspaper (SAN)
Published since 1958, the Singapore American newspaper is the most professional and widely-read association newspaper in Singapore. More than a community paper, SAN covers a wide variety of topics and is a monthly guide for events, happenings and current affairs in Singapore. The newspaper is written by the community, for the community.

Living in Singapore 14th Edition Reference Guide (LIS)
AAs publishes this must-have, all-encompassing reference guide written by expats. Living in Singapore has all you need to know about dining, the arts, entertainment, family life and so much more. LIS is all you need to make life in The Lion City a little bit easier.

Career Resource Center for Excellence (CRCE)

CRCE offers invaluable services to expats seeking personal and professional development opportunities in Singapore through an exclusive job board and workshops. Employers seeking talented staff also find CRCE a valuable resource.

"I've taken 3 classes: the resume writing class, the LinkedIn course and a private resume consultation. I found all the classes extremely informative. They are very well suited for anyone that wants to either re-enter the workforce, or just brush up on their skills to ensure they remain competitive. We were members, but we didn't renew our membership because we are moving home to the United States." Jennifer Lowery

Thank you so much for the inspiring workshop! I got lots of new ideas and also the encouragement that I needed bad after sending out many many applications with zero results... my work continues, thank you for the great support!  Päivi Tabourin

Events

Major Events
We host six major annual events as well as many smaller and more frequent events aimed at helping people connect with each other. We offer everything from quiz nights to private events at the American Embassy to informal meet and greets. There’s something for everyone. Our major events are: 

GWB 2016

 

George Washington Ball:  Strap on your heels, straighten that black tie and get ready for the premier black-tie social event of the year, a favorite with the community since the 1930s.

golf 2015

 

Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament: This 200-player golf tournament features a celebratory weekend for golfers and their families, too. It not only includes a Texas-scramble format golf tournament, but also two fantastic meals, great prizes and much, much more!

Independence Day 2015

 

Independence Day Celebration: This wildly-popular family event brings together 5,000 expats and locals to share in a good ol' traditional American Independence Day celebration, complete with games, food and - yes - fireworks!

Welcome Back 2015

 

Welcome Back Celebration: This fantastic event is a great way to meet newcomers and mingle with old friends while getting back into the swing of things after the long summer break.

Turket Trot 2015

 

Turkey Trot - Annual Thanksgiving Run: Organized in conjunction with the Navy, our annual family 2k, 5k and 10k run is the perfect way to ease the guilt of those heaping Thanksgiving plates!

TFT 2015

 

Toys for Tots: Come crafts, listen to holiday music, eat yummy food and meet Santa - all while we collect toys to for the US Marines to distribute to underpriviledged children through Southeast Asia.

 

Social/Networking Events

quiz night
We also host smaller and more frequent events that aim to help expats connect with each other and with the local community. Sometimes social, sometimes cultural, from pub crawls to inspirational talks, there’s something for everyone.

 

Programs

Home Hospitality

Families living in Singapore get a chance to host visiting American service personnel for a meal when US Navy ships stop in Singapore.
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