Tuan Haji Othman Bin Wok was born on October 8, 1924, and died on April 17, 2017.
He was a Singaporean politician.
Wok was a minister in the Cabinet for 14 years. He was the Minister of Social Affairs from October 1963 to June 1977.
When he retired from active politics, he was Singapore’s ambassador to Indonesia and served on the boards of the Singapore Tourism Board and Sentosa Development Corporation.
He made political, economic and social contributions to the nation building of Singapore, he was awarded the Order of Nila Utama (2nd Class) in 1983 by President Devan Nair.
He was married with four children.
Othman hobbies were reading and writing ghost stories, one of his books being Malayan Horror: Macabre Tales of Singapore and Malaysia in the 50s, a compilation of stories written by him.
He has also written a biography titled: ” Never in my Wildest Dreams”, as a memoir of his life experiences.
Othman Wok passed away at 92 years old.