Singapore Khalsa Association (SKA) was the brainchild of a few schoolboys of Raffles Institution during the mid-1920’s. In the absence of a Sikh organization for sports and culture, these sports enthusiasts took it upon themselves, with the backing of several adults, to establish Khalsa Association. Gurdwaras functioned, as most still do, as a place of worship and of social functions. Fueled with the need to establish a sports club, for their own community, the SKA was established on 8 May 1931. Today it has become a formidable institution for Sikhs in particular to partake and hone their sporting skills.
Amongst the very first sports inaugurated was football, a staple of many schoolboys and men. Later on, sports such hockey, cricket, badminton, kabbadi, golf and netball (girls), was included. Some groups still function.
In the 1960’s, SKA got its cultural aspect when a group of Sikh youths, enthusiastic in organizing cultural activities, affiliated themselves with the Association. Amongst the activities conducted were talks emphasizing Sikh religion, culture and education.