In memory of Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao

Father of OCTAVE Institute founder Frederick Tsao, Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao passed away.


Media Statement

Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao, S.B.S., Chairman Of IMC Group Passed Away


Singapore, August 13, 2019 - Tan Sri Frank Wen-King Tsao, S.B.S., Chairman of IMC Group of Companies and Founding Chair of Suntec City Development, passed away peacefully with family members around him on 12 August 2019. He was 94 years old.

In recognition of his decades long philanthropic contributions and public service, he was honoured with numerous awards. Among them are Honorary Citizen Award by the Government of Singapore in 2008; Silver Bauhinia Star (S.B.S.) by the Government of Hong Kong, SAR, in 2006; and the title of “Tan Sri” by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia in 1973.

Born in Shanghai and a graduate of St. John’s University in that city, he was the first-born son of Mr. Ying-Yung Tsao and Mdm Tsao Ng Yu-Shun. He was a loving husband, devoted father and a caring brother. He is survived by his four children: Calvin, Mary Ann, Frederick, and Cheryd. His wife of 70 years Maisie Chow Tsao passed away in December, 2014.

He will be dearly missed.

The family will organise a Memorial to be held early next year. More information will be provided then. For any media queries relating to Tsao family, please contact:

Pohleng Yu


Tel: +65 9751 7037


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The wake will be held in Singapore, from Thursday August 15 at 4pm, through to Saturday August 17 2019, at the Tsao family estate at 33 Swiss Club Road. The cortège will leave on Sunday August 18 at 1.30pm for Mandai Crematorium, Hall 3.


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