1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source the source is about mr mohd amin bin haji sirat, who survived the japanese occupation. during the japanese occupation, his brother-in-law suggested that he work as a driver for the japanese officers at the seletar airbase. although unwilling, he listened to his brother-in-law and went to work as he had to get income and food for his family. when he first started working, due to him not being able to understand instructions, he suffered physical abuse such as slapping, kicking or even punching. 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 source is relevant in showing how mean and unreasonable the japanese were. they did not treat the workers well and frequently abused them. this shows how hard life back then was hard, and extremely unfair. the source also shows how people were driven to doing things they did not like just to live.
1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. this source is about the life of oh choo neo, who was only around 17 or 18 during the japanese occupation. she took up several jobs, the first being an assistant nurse. after she learned japanese, she got an increase in pay. following that job, she worked as a salesgirl in a japanese company that deals with imports and distribution, that had a lot of embezzlement. they had to sell the goods to the Japanese first, and they meddled with the sales record. they had to record a higher sales figure than the actual case, and took the goods to the black-market to sell, which could sell for 10 times the original price. many people did black-marketing for their livelihood, despite the risks. 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 source shows how the japanese showed biasm, only raising her pay after she could speak japanese, as her learning how to speak japanese could be seen as a way of supporting them. this would instill in the citizens that helping the japanese would result in rewards. the source also shows how hard it was to survive, so in times of need the people would have to turn to the black market. even though they knew that there would be dire consequences if they got caught, they persisted as they had no other choice.
1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. the source is about a memory of pang kwong mun. during the japanese occupation, driven by desperation and lack of jobs, people would go and work as railway builders in thailand. however, they would come back in bad condition. later on during the occupation, the japanese sealed the showcases of tailor shops by means of two stretches of paper with japanese words on it. this caused tailors to not be able to do business, and thus having to switch to other forms of businesses. nearing the end of the war, the japanese would come to collect all the cloths from the tailor shops and store them in their warehouse. they would then sell the collected cloths back to the tailors on certain days, and the tailors did not even have a choice. 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 source is relevant as it tells me what people worked as and went through during the japanese occupation. it also shows how tough life was for them back then, and how they had to endure hardships just to survive. lastly, the source shows how unreasonable to the japanese were to sell the tailors own goods back to them, and how the people did not dare to defy them as they feared the japanese.
1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. on page 4, the transcript of the oral history is of the various jobs his family took up during the japanese occupation. his two older brothers were working in syonan tokubetsu-shi, with the elder one working as the chief clerk in the anti-mosquitoes department while the younger one worked at the engineering department. his sisters worked as teachers and himself in the anti-mosquitoes department. however, they were not really concerned about money, but their own lives and safety. it was only until the civil japanese government came into operation did they feel safer to work. there was also an active black market. 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 source is relevant as it talks about the jobs people did during the japenese occupation. the source shows us how everyone had to chip in and do their part just to survive during the japenese occupation. the source also shows us that the people were always fearful of the japenese. this is different from pre-japanese occupation where it was not a requirement to work and people could enjoy life.