The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Singapore

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As of year-end 2007, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reported 2,723 members in 1 stake, 8 wards, 1 branch, and 1 mission in Singapore.[1]

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In 1960, four members of the LDS Church were found to be living in Singapore. Latter-day Saints from the British military and from Hong Kong began holding church meetings in Singapore in 1963. The first Mormon missionaries arrived in the city from the church's Southern Far East Mission in March 1968. That same year, the church established its first congregation in Singapore. The Southeast Asia Mission, which included Singapore, was created in November 1969

In 1970, when approximately 100 Latter-day Saints lived in Singapore, government officials restricted preaching and visas for missionaries. Progress continued through the efforts of local members and the Singapore Mission was created in 1974 under the leadership of G. Carlos Smith. By 1976, church membership in Singapore totaled 309. Singapore was re-opened to full-time church missionaries in January 1980. Five years later, church membership in Singapore was 960. By 1990, the church had constructed three meetinghouses that served approximately 1,300 members.

In August 1992, Jon Huntsman, Jr., a Latter-day Saint who had preached as a missionary in Taiwan, was sworn into office as the United States Ambassador to Singapore. By mid-1993, church membership in Singapore totaled 1,750 in seven congregations.

Year Membership
1970 100
1976 309
1985 960
1993 1,750
1999 2,099
2008 2,890

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