What We Do
The American Association of Singapore is the heart of American culture in the Lion City. We are the leading non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance, promote and celebrate American culture in Singapore. Our membership hails from every corner of the globe as well as from the Singaporean community. AAS enriches our members' experience while they are living in Singapore through social events, charitable activities and career guidance. We provide a network of support for our members from when they arrive in town until it is time to say goodbye.
AAS is often the first point of contact for those considering a relocation into Singapore, for those visiting Singapore before accepting employment, and for new residents when they first arrive. Our members renew their memberships to remain connected to our vibrant community throughout their time here - and sometimes even beyond! We are open to members of all nationalities.
We are the oldest American organization in Singapore. Many people may not realize that AAS chartered most of the American community organizations in Singapore.
What We Do
Living in Singapore Magazine
An information pipe-line to the American community in Singapore, Living in Singapore magazine is the preeminent and most widely-read association magazine in town. Its predecessor, Singapore American newspaper, had been published since 1958 before Living in Singapore magazine took its place. The magazine features content covering a wide variety of topics pertinent to both the expat and local communities. Our in-house editorial staff and our stable of freelance writers contribute depth and scope to the journalistic and photographic content.
Living in Singapore 15th Edition Reference Guide (LIS)
This must-have, all-encompassing, reference guide is published biennially and provides everything you need to know about dining, the arts, entertainment, family life and so much more. LIS is a trusted reference for those who have just arrived in town, as well as an old friend to revisit again and again – even when you’ve lived here for many years. Living in Singapore is an essential tool to make life in the Lion City a little bit easier.
Looking for work? Starting your own business? Need career advice? CareerSource provides invaluable services to expats and others seeking professional development opportunities in Singapore. CareerSource members have access to an exclusive job board and to an array of specialized workshops. Employers seeking talented staff also find the CareerSource job board 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." ~ Jennifer Lowery
“Thank you so much for the inspiring workshop! I got lots of new ideas and also the encouragement that I needed after sending out many, many applications with zero results... my work continues, thank you for the great support!” ~ Päivi Tabourin
Celebrate American Culture and the American Community
Attend a few – or all! – of our major annual events that celebrate American holidays and culture.
George Washington Ball
The premier black-tie social event of the season. Enjoyed by the community since the 1930s!
Ambassador's Cup Golf Tournament
Since 1935, our 200-player tournament has been a highlight of the Singapore golf calendar.
4th of July Celebration
A quintessentially American event that brings together 3,000+ expats and locals and their families to share food, drink, carnival games and FIREWORKS to celebrate America’s Birthday.
Gobble Gobble – it’s Turkey Day! For many years, AAS has held a family fun run the Sunday after Thanksgiving to raise funds for charity.
Toys for Tots
Each year since 2011, we partner with our US Marines for this charity event to help underprivileged children. Join us, meet Santa, and share some holiday cheer…ho, ho, ho!!
Opportunties to Connect
We've got something for everyone!
We host events each month to provide connection points for our members and for those considering joining us. Here is just a sampling of some of the opportunities to get together!
Metworks: Our networking group for men. Join us and swap ideas with working professionals, stay-at home-parents, and others who share your hobbies and interests.
Family Fun & Volunteer Activities: Join in for an afternoon of bowling or volunteer at ACRES
Secret Singapore: Our new series where we seek out cool hidden Singaporean gems
Teen and Tween events and programming
And a whole host of other things to get add to your calendar
The American Association is particularly proud to organize Home Hospitality in support of our military service men and women. Alongside members of our Sister Organizations (the organizations we helped launch over our long and storied history), our members of all nationalities open their homes to US service people visiting Singapore while on deployment overseas. Some hosts offer a home cooked meal while other families instead pick a local eatery where they can meet-up and share a bite. Friendly faces and warm conversation are greatly appreciated by those who have been spending their time at sea! This program provides our sailors a brief reminder of "family" while in Singapore.
If you are interested in Home Hospitality, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.