School was a privilege for them as not all of them get to go to sch during the jo. After the jo, they still continued sch despite being overage
1) This source is a transcript from an oral history interview with Mr Mohd Amin Bin Haji Sirat. He talks and describes about how he had to work part-time as a ‘coolie’ to help out a shopkeeper to carry his supplies to his shop. That would be his source of income when he first started working, during Grade 6, which was still before the Japanese Occupation. When he was eighteen, he worked as a oil tanker driver. 2) This source is relevant to the work life of teenagers as it tells us about the work life of Mr Mohd Amin Bin Haji Sirat before the Japanese Occupation. He also mentioned about the hardship of work, he would go to his destinations on foot, regardless of its distance, because he had not much money, and sometimes, there is insufficient food source. Everything was expensive so they had to live by what they could afford. However, he also added that it was definitely a much better environment as compared to the difficult and torturous times of the Japanese Occupation.
A1) This source is from an exhibition by Tan Hwee Hock who was a teenager during the Japanese Occupation. It talks about how Mr Tan found work as a laboratory assistant at the age of 15 as a laboratory assistant to the Japanese who were doing scientific studies on metabolism, and provides details on his work life. A2) This source is relevant as it tells us about the work life of Mr Tan during his teenage years throughout the Japanese Occupation, and how the Japanese Occupation brought hardships to the teenagers as they had to start working at a young age in order to provide for their families.
A1) This source is a Prezi presentation made by ' Gaby Gabrielle ' on the life of people before the Japanese Occupation. This source talks about how Singapore was before Japanese came in the take over the country and how the people felt about living in Singapore at that time. A2) This source is relevant to the aspect that i am working on because this source tells me about how the people felt living in Singapore before the Japanese Occupation. The people felt very peaceful and they said that before the Japanese Occupation Singapore was a very peaceful country. The people also lived in peace.
A1) This source is a write up of a grandmother's story about the life during the Japanese occupation by Yu-Mei Balasingamchow about her grandmother's experience. A2)This source tells me how people felt when the Japanese mistreated them and what the Japanese did to them to make them feel that way. This source also tells me that the people always felt frightened and afraid during the Japanese Occupation because of how the Japanese mistreats them by raping the females regardless of the age and how the people got punished when they do not bow to the Japanese officials. Hence, this has caused a trauma to the people as they have to live everyday of their lives on tenterhooks and it does not allow them to live the life that they want.