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Asia Pacific Security Association


Our Mission

To provide a platform for members to establish contacts amongst its members in Singapore and the Asian chapters through the exchange of information, an annual conference, seminars, and other social activities.

Our Vision

To be the leading professional security association in Singapore which operates under the framework of the Asia Pacific Security Association.

Formation of APSA Headquarters

A Singapore delegation comprising 15 security professionals attended the First Asian Professional Security Association (APSA) Conference in Bangkok on a fact-finding mission. Subsequently, an APSA Singapore Chapter was formed. A protem committee was formed in late 1995 with 11 representatives from various security disciplines. After months of preparation, and approval from the Registry of Societies, the Asian Professional Security Association (Singapore) was officially registered on 20 June 1996. An inauguration ceremony was held on 20 September 1996 at Sze Chuan Gardens, Passenger Terminal Building 1, Singapore Changi Airport. The President of APSA (HQ) was present at the ceremony to sign the agreement between APSA (HQ) and APSA (Singapore).

Founding members

  1. Mr. Koh Boon Khuang Albert (Deceased) 

  2. Mr. Chew Soon Kin 

  3. Mr. Ratan Singh s/o Gurcharan Singh 

  4. Mr. Tang Phak Kwong 

  5. Mr. Ng Chin Eng Alex 

  6. Mr. Tan Boh Liang (Deceased) 

  7. Mr. Thambu Thillai Nathan 

  8. Mr. Ooi Chin Eah 

  9. Mr. Goh Mong Kwang 

  10. Mr. Mohamed Ali B Abdul Hamid 

  11. Mr. Joseph Tang (Deceased)


During the 24th APSA AGM held on 13 September 2017, APSA International had made an unanimous decision that Asian Professional Security Association shall be renamed as Asia Pacific Security Association with the vision to encompass more countries in the Asia Pacific region to be part of APSA network. In February 2019, Registry of Societies gave its approval for APSA Singapore to rename as Asia Pacific Security Association (Singapore) to align with its long term goals of becoming a leading security association in the Asia Pacific region. 

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President's Message

A new year offers an opportunity to reflect on the past year's accomplishments and to set goals for the months ahead. This, the twenty-first year of our Singapore Chapter and we should call it “The Year of Action”. The establishment of our own Singapore Chapter is undoubtedly one of the milestones in our professional history. Let us all put forth extra effort to strengthen our relationship within and without the profession.

It will be my pleasure to communicate with each affiliate country’s association on behalf of our chapter.Each communication will afford an opportunity to develop new friendship, to discuss mutual problems and to work towards a united, active Asia Pacific Security Association.

As the year roll by, many changes have taken place in the security approaches. With the birth of 2020, we will see more changes to come. We, in Singapore should also support the government effort to promote Transformation for a better future in the security industry.

I wish to appreciate the friendship we have built and anticipates with delight the new friendship to be made in months to come. You can expect many new activities in our calendar to cater for our members and supporters. So, I ask you, are you taking advantage of the wealth of professional growth opportunities that membership affords? Whether it's participating in the development of industry standards and guidelines or volunteering at the Chapter level or serving on as a management committee: the opportunities are there. I urge you to come forward and get involved.

It is my honour and joy to wish you and those dear to you many years of health, prosperity and above all, happiness.


Dennis Lim


Asia Pacific Security Association (Singapore)

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