This is an account by a Chinese woman of how she felt before the Japanese Occupation. She felt safe and proud of British and the country before the Japanese Occupation and lived without fear. People living in the streets do not have to be fearful of one another and were close they work together. They also think that the Japanese invasion will not be successful.
Q1) What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. A1) This source is the write up of a student, Kathy Tan Shih Yen, who conducted an interview with Mr Ng Ah Sai who experienced the Japanese Occupation. The source talks about the unfortunate things that had happened during the Japanese Occupation as well as his feelings towards the Japanese. Q2) Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life that you are focusing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Jap Occupation and/or during Japanese Occupation? A2) This source tells me how afraid most Chinese were of the Japanese and how much they hated the Japanese even after the Japanese Occupation. This sources helps me to understand more about how the Japanese treated the people cruelly which led to them still feeling a sense of resentment to the Japanese even after the Japanese left Singapore. This source also talks about the bad things that the Japanese did like beating the people up when they did not bow at them which made everybody feel intimidated. Not only were the people scared of the Japanese, but they also resented the Japanese for their cruelty towards the people during the Japanese Occupation. Till now, the resentment for the Japanese stays as bad memories of them stays in people’s minds.
This source is telling us about the fact that before the Japanese Occupation, students still have to go to school. It is just that they learn English or their own mother tongue language. Different races learnt different language and they hardly mix togther. Students only mix with their own races before the Japanese Occupation in school.
1) What is this source all about? Give a description of the source. This source is about students had to go back to school during the Japanes Occupation. Many subjects such as English Literature were not taught. Mathematics and Geography were still taught. The Japanese emphasised alot on the study of Japanese Language and physical education. 2) Explain how the source is relevant to the aspect of life you are focusing on. What does it show about the situation in pre-Japanese Occupation and/or during the Japanese Occupation? This a relevant source in telling us about the experiences in school during the Japanese Occupation. It shows that physical education is seen s something very important by the Japanese to train the students into strong young adults to fight for Japan. English lessons were get rid of by the Japanese because they did not want any single bit of Westernal influence by the British. They wanted the pupils to learn and appreciate Japanese and grow to be humble.
This source talks about the Chinese coolies in Singapore before the Japanese Occupation. Coolies worked as rickshaw pull and farmers. They worked in mines, ports and jungles. They have to do back-breaking tasks. It is common to see them at Singapore River.
1.What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. Ans: This source is an article about Mr Tan's experience during world war 2. When he was 15, he found work as a laboratory assistant to the Japanese who were doing scientific studies on metabolism and earned 2.50 a day and had to live on that pay. He would collect rice rations using that money and he carries it using a cigarette tin. To him, the rice was more important than the wages itself as they needed food more than anything.All they had was hardened slabs of cornflour mixed with foul-smelling oil.At home, his father turned their garden into a plot for growing sweet potato and tapioca, which they fertilised with their own urine. 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. Ans; This source is relevant to what i'm forcussing on, work, as Mr Tan was working during his teenage years as a laboratory assistent and had to do farming in order to get food. It also shows that the Japanese Occupation brought hardship to the families during world war 2 as it was hard for everyone to afford food. It also shows that the situation when Japanese came was terrible as their lives changed a lot, and had to live through sufferings.