As a Christian organisation, The Salvation Army's mission is both spiritual and practical. Our social services are provided to all people, regardless of race or religion. The Salvation Army's work began in Malaysia on the island of Penang in 1938. Through the years, The Salvation Army has become well-known for its work in residential care for neglected children and the elderly, practical assistance to poor families and relief work in times of natural disasters. Our work covers Peninsula Malaysia and the East Malaysia States of Sarawak and Sabah.

The Salvation Army is registered in Malaysia under an ordinance (act of parliament). This is documented in the Laws of Malaysia,  Act 690, Salvation Army (incorporation) Act 1956 (Revised 2008).The Salvation Army in Sarawak is registered under the Sarawak Government Gazette, 1953, The Missionary Societies Order, 1957.


Our registered address in Malaysia is:

The Salvation Army, Public Relations Office, No.26, 1st Floor, Jalan Puteri 4/2, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia

Our Territorial Headquarters address is:

The Salvation Army, Singapore Malaysia & Myanmar Territory, 20 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 579768


The Salvation Army is an international organization at work in more than 120 countries around the globe. Our International Headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. The Salvation Army in Malaysia is part of Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory, our Territorial Headquarters is located in Bishan, Singapore.

Corps (Our Churches)
The Salvation Army is a Christian church. Our Churches are called Corps. There are ten Corps in Malaysia. Members of the public are welcome at any of our Corps programmes. Programmes include activities for children, young people, women and families.

Social Services

We operate over 20 social service programmes in centres across Malaysia. Our services include residential care for children and the elderly, community services which include provision of material items, counselling and education, and a centre in Melaka providing education and skills training for children and young people with special needs.

Finance (Social Services)

The Salvation Army, being a non-profit organisation, is largely dependent on the goodwill of the public to sustain its social service programmes. The annual expenditure of our social services is usually in excess of RM4.5 million. Donations to our Social Fund qualify for tax-deductible receipts.


The Salvation Army operates a recycling programme in Malaysia. There are four Family Thrift Stores which collect and sell used items such as clothing and furniture. Donations in kind can be made at most social service centres.