March 2016

Welcome to Singapore

How did he end up in the middle of a prison riot when all he wanted was to find an AA meeting?

In 1986, I was diverted by my company from Taiwan to Singapore. One tropical stormy Sunday, I found myself with nothing to do and a sense of boredom that was my signal to get with the program and at least try to find an AA meeting. After scouring the local newspaper, I found a simple one-inch square box in the classified section that stood out. In white letters written against a black background were the words “Alcoholics Anonymous” and a phone number.

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