What an inspirational speaker!
Alec Tok, 46, grew up in Queenstown. A Peranakan, he speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Mathematics at NUS. During his National Service, he served as a Police Inspector at Tanglin Police Station and later at the Police Public Relations Department.
Mr Tok worked for the Singapore Armed Forces' Music & Drama Company as its Drama Director from 1990-1994. Until 1997, he was seconded to SAFRA where he helped set up Safra Radio. He also had his own talk show on the station.
Alec has several theatre firsts to his name, having produced the first Singaporean Chinese musical in 1996, and art directed the film Twelve Stories, Singapore's first entry into the Cannes Film Festival in 1997.
In 1998, he went travelling in North America and later settled down on a National Arts Council Overseas Training Grant to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at Yale University's prestigious School of Drama. Since then he lived in the United States until 2010, having set up his own successful theatre company.
Mr Tok returned to Singapore in May 2010. He strongly believes that every Singaporean has a duty to look out for the most vulnerable and that government must be held accountable for their wellbeing. Putting this belief into practice, he has decided to participate in these General Elections to speak on behalf of his fellow Singaporeans.