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Aspects of Teenagers Leisure

Name: Ong LiXin Aspect: Leisure

(Oral Interview of Tan Wee Eng) Japanese propaganda films

(Oral Interview of Tan Wee Eng) Japanese propaganda films

1. What is the source about. Give a description of the source: The Oral interview by Tan Wee Eng talks about how normally in a Sunday morning, he would play at the Farrer park and about after lunch, he would cycle down to the Globe theatre at the Great World Park to watch shows and films. Mostly Japanese propaganda films with the admission fee being only 10 cents.
2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life you are focusing on. What does it shows about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation: This source shows that people during the Japanese occupation still could watch movies as part of leisure. However, mostly are Japanese films with Tojo, the most familiar face in the films, making speeches.

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( BiblioAsia - Volume 12 Issue 1 )  Amusement park in Singapore

( BiblioAsia - Volume 12 Issue 1 ) Amusement park in Singapore

1. What is the source about. Give a description of the source:
This BiblioAsia volume 12 issue 1 tells me about the three amusement park in Singapore built between the 1920s and 1930s during the pre-television era. They are the New World, Great World and Gay World, also called as Happy World. It also says that it is even open and was visited by the Europeans, Eurasians, Chinese, Malay, Indians, the rest of the racial conglomeration of Singapore and even the Japanese.
2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life you are focusing on. What does it shows about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during the Japanese Occupation: This source shows that the people in Singapore can still visit the amusement park in Singapore even during the Japanese Occupation. The Japanese also visited the amusement park. It shows that although the people in Singapore is being governed by the Japanese, but they still could visit and have fun at the amusement park, take a spin at the ferris wheel, carousel, ghost train and more. The amusement is also still open and available during the Japanese Occupation. There is also Getai which is believed to have been originated during the Japanese Occupation. In conclusion, all these leisure activities is still available for the people in Singapore to enjoy.

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(Oral Interview of Lim, Gloria) Reading books during Japanese Occupation

(Oral Interview of Lim, Gloria) Reading books during Japanese Occupation

1. What is the source about. Give a description of the source: The Oral Interview by Lim, Gloria talks about what she does during the Japanese Occupation. Which is reading Japanese books, English books, Chinese books, Adult books by her parents and also classic books like the Shakespeare by her uncle. But its only because she has a interest in reading from young, other children during the Japanese Occupation may not be the same from her. And also, she is born into a quite well-off family so unlike the children from poor families, they had to help their parents at the small hawker stall, help sell goods or just idling away their time.
2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life you are focusing on, What does it shows about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation: This source shows me that students like her who no longer attend school during the Japanese Occupation could read books during her leisure time. When she attend school, she could also borrow books from the school library. During the Japanese Occupation, she was also not restricted to only read Japanese books. Just only one period of Japanese lesson and singing many Japanese songs during assembly and music lesson. She could read all the books she wants at home even during the Japanese Occupation. Therefore, it shows that people in Singapore could read books during their leisure time if they like and also if they could afford to.

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(Oral Interview of Gan, Charlie Hock Hye) Back then when they secretly listen to radios

(Oral Interview of Gan, Charlie Hock Hye) Back then when they secretly listen to radios

1. What is the source about. Give a description of the source: The Oral Interview by Gan, Charlie Hock Hye talks about how he listened to the radio secretly at his house and his friend house back and forth, changing places frequently as a feeling of safety. He also only listens to radio in small group as the radio is small and the radio is not that clear either. He got news from mostly All-India Radio and also the London BBC. Some news about naval battle. However he never spread them around as its dangerous to. 2. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life you are focusing on. What does it shoes about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during the Japanese Occupation: This source shows me that they listen to radios during their leisure time. They also discussed about news from the radio. However, they do not spread the news they listened to as its dangerous, as he said. They listened to radio among small groups of around three and not during all nights as it might be traced by the Japanese. In conclusion, this source shows me that they listened to radio secretly although they are probably not allowed to. Also, they listened during their leisure time as the news sustained them and build up their hope. Sustained them going from day to day and keeping them going, cheerful.

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