1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. The source shows a food rationing card. Rationing controlled the sales of essential items like rice, salt and sugar. Each household was issued with a ‘Peace Living Certificate’ which entitled them to a number of ration cards to purchase essential goods. Once a month, they would line up at the distribution association for hours to purchase whatever rations that were available. 2.Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation. It tells me that the people during occupation suffered from food shortage and had to use ration cards to get their food. Food rationing was introduced only when the Japanese came. The rationing card was something new to the Singaporeans' as they did not have food rationing before the occupation. They could buy food with their currency and were generally healthy. Due to food rationing, they could not afford to buy food and were only given a small amount of food. The lives of the people were difficult and they had to struggle to survive with insufficient food.
1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. The source shows the currency used by the people during Japanese Occupation. The notes were issued by Imperial Japan during the occupation of Southeast –Asia between 1942 and 1945, called the "banana money". The "banana money" was printed by the Japanese with no serial number. Essential food like rice, salt and sugar were sold at high prices in the “black market”. The situation was made worse by the unlimited supplies of banana notes because whenever the authorities needed more money, they simply printed more notes. 2.Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation. The food rationing caused people to open 'black markets' where they sold goods at incredibly high prices which only wealthy people can afford to buy. In Singapore during the Japanese Occupation, food and other commodities were in very short supply and strictly rationed. This means that people would be willing to pay higher prices to get more food to feed themselves than their limited ration as it was insufficient. The "banana notes" were illegal and were not recognised elsewhere except in Singapore during the Japanese Occupation.
What is the source all about? Give a description of the source This source is a transcript of an oral interview of Mrs. Jenny Gan, about her experiences pre, during and post Japanese occupation She finished her o levels and tried to apply for the raffles junior college scholarship but was too young. She tired teaching to please her father but did not like it. She sat for a course exam to apply in 1941 but war broke in 1942. Hence she only got her results after the war Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation. She says that she worked for a broadcasting during the occupation and even received perks like fresh bread, butter through meeting a very good Korean
What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. The source is about a grandma who talks about her experience during the Japanese occupation. She discusses her life and how she survived it. Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation In the article, she says that food staples such as rice and noodles came under tighter centralized controls and were rationed monthly. To meet their requirements, she had to work by planting cheap potatoes and tapioca crops. It shows that the Japanese had strictly controlled food supplies and people had to find other means of obtaining food
This story tells us about the Sook Ching practice that happened during the Japanese occupation. The Japanese would bring the unknowing victims to isolated beaches, tied their hands together and lined them up in a straight line by the seaside. Taking their rifles, they would fire away and watch the helpless individuals fall down one by one into the sea water. The author's grandfather was already lined up by the seaside but thankfully, due to the missed bullets and the mangled mess of bodies that came crashing down upon him like dominoes falling on each other after the first person, he escaped deadth. He only made his way home after a few days of walking. The authors grandmother didn't experience the Sook Ching, but her experience with the japanese wasn't great too The Japanese would pull down the girls' pants and rape them, so once they hear that they are around, they would away From this, i can see the terror and trauma both the grandfather and grandmother had gone through. The authors grandfather experienced a near death when he was only so young at that time, that must have really left a great impact on him As for the author's grandmother not onty she has to worry about her life, she also have to worry about getting rape by the japanese. living her life in terror all day
This is a oral interview with Mr Thompson about the things that happened in Singapore after the occupation During the closing ceremony at the padang, there were people who were celebrating and there were people who were mad at the japanese especially the Chinese who had suffered the most compared to the Malays and Indians. There were people who were scared too, those who were collaborators with the japanese, when the end came and they know they are responsible for somebody's son or father or husband being taken in and being tortured and killed The food prices were very cheap, very, very cheap. The Japanese military currency notes are no longer recognised by the british too. People after the occupation believed that they should be independent and it's time to rule themselves and not someone telling them what they have to do. They want to do their things, what they think is right and they do themselves. And when all those british had gone back to their homes, people in singapore could finally take up top posts that were once only allowed for the Engish. From this, i could see the change in their emotion in the teenagers Before the occupation, people was alright to be ruled by the British, and it was ainght for the Brthish to sort of suppressed them. But after the occupation, the japanese have taught the people that they should get independence and their own power This led to a change in their mindset as they try to gain independence on their own