When he was 13, Booi Seow Kiat, who was living in Japanese-occupied Malacca in 1943, was forced into joining the Japanese army.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
they had to monitor their radio to local stations. And for certain wavelengths, their radios would be sealed and the seals must not be broken. Because of that, I preferred to destroy my radio sets. many people preferred to destroy their radio sets and said that they did not possess a radio. because by accident you might break your seal and get into very, very serious trouble for listening to foreign broadcasts-Voice of America or BBC. nobody had time to go to the cinema. they played basketball, volleyball, played until they were threadbare. wherever there was a football field, bumpy or not, they would play, use it until they were out of energy. newspapers were written by local people but edited by Japanese who knew English. sometimes they had notices posted up in public places. the paper was very short, so not much otherwise. by word by mouth, a rumor carried a long way. you can just tell one person that the Japanese wanted to do this and soon everybody will know about it and do that was required.
1) This source is about a teenager who is attending the Maxwell Road camp during the first day of the Japanese occupation. He feels scared and shocked when he sees the other people in the camp who are absolutely frightened. 2) This source is relevant as it shows how frightened and scared the residents in Singapore were during the Sook Ching even from the very first day of the Japanese Occupation. They felt helpless and were panicked. They were traumatized emotionally and felt very scared.
This shows Lim Choo Sye's school life during the Japanese Occupation. He described his Japanese teacher as "honest, helpful, patient and sociable". This was because he was not militarily trained so he was neither strict nor fierce. Mr. Lim usually started school at 8 am and his school ended at 12.30pm or 1 pm, compared to the present, his school hours were considered short. He also mentioned that his school building was functioning well and even had an official security guard at that time. During the Japanese Occupation, students did not wear uniforms, instead, they wore their home clothes to school.