1905 is the year where the roots of Adventist education began in Singapore. Started as a small school, Southeast Asia Union College (SAUC) quickly became a training school called the Eastern Training School and later in 1915, adopted the name Singapore Training School. By 1958, the College status had been achieved and in 1984, SAUC began offering fully accredited American degree programs through an affiliation with Walla Walla College, Washington, USA. By the mid 1990s, the College’s offerings had grown to include Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Office Administration, Religion and the Teaching of English as a Second Language.
In 1996, further development was suspended when the Singapore Government announced its intention to expropriate the College property for a major urban transport development project. By July 1998, all college activities ceased in Singapore and moveable assets were either sold or transferred to Muak Lek, Thailand, where an existing Thai Adventist institution named Mission College was already operating. The transfer from Singapore to Thailand marked the beginning of the new international institution.