The British Association of Singapore is a not-for-profit organisation which is open to all nationalities from around the world.

The BA provides a warm welcome for newcomers to Singapore as well as anyone who is keen to join us.

We  offer a variety of recreational activities in various locations throughout Singapore.

We raise funds to support local charities and offer volunteering opportunities within the community.

The British Association has a long and auspicious history.

Founded in 1956 as the British European Association, it was formed to look after the welfare and finances of British people living in Singapore as Singapore moved towards independence.

It was also instrumental in starting schools and hospitals such as Gleneagles, Tanglin Trust School and United World College as well as The British Club and providing housing for the elderly.

The Association is run on a voluntary basis, and today provides many different activities and events for members, as well as supporting local charities both financially and with practical support.

The BA is run by an elected Council of volunteers, for which any member can stand, being proposed by two other members and agreed at the AGM. The Council is led by an elected Chairperson.

The BA traditionally invites the British High Commissioner and their spouse to be its Patrons.

The BA enjoys a good relationship with the High Commission and are regularly invited to hold events at Eden Hall, the High Commissioner’s official Residence on Nassim Road.

These invitations have included Christmas Carols at Eden Hall, the AGM and the Volunteers’ Tea. 

Join the BA NOW and enjoy reading the BEAM (our bi-monthly magazine), get information on social activities, handicrafts, sports, book clubs, walks, photography, food and have loads of fun.

Find out what’s on from concerts to exhibitions, theatre to cooking classes and much more. Learn new skills, meet new friends, we aim to make it enjoyable!

Contact Edith at or call her at 6716 9773 for details of joining.

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