1.What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. The source shows a classroom where students are learning the Japanese language. The students still has education but had to learn Japanese instead of learning their own mother tongue. They look very puzzled and a bit disappointed perhaps because it was hard for them to understand and they preferred learning their own mother tongue instead. 2.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? It shows me that the schooling life was not very easy for the students either. They had to suffer learning a new language and understand the Japanese culture and carry it out. They must have felt very pitiful for themselves and wished for the Japanese occupation to end. They did not like learning the Japanese culture however they had no choice and they were being forced to.
1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source. This source tells us about Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam (JBJ) schooling life and experiences before, after and during the Japanese occupation itself. The source says that they were taught to learn Japanese language and by learning Japanese language, it actually enabled them to find jobs easily during the occupation. JBJ said that he graduated from the school and his teacher wanted him to go to Muar to teach Japanese to others however his fatyher disagreed. 2.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? It shows that the Japanese had taught students their language so that they in the future can help the Japanese. The Japanese can benefit from them. The students were more motivated to attend Japanese school knowing that there will definitely be better chances of them getting a well-paid job during the occupation.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  WHAT is the source about? Give DESCRIPTIONS of this source. ------------------------- This is an oral interview with Tan Wee Eng. On the first page of the transcript, he talks about what is the entertainment like when he was a teenager during Japanese Occupation, like cycling in the park, Japanese propaganda movies, football, which is free of charge. This source content is also similar to the other two oral interviews and the pictorial source. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  EXPLAIN how the source is RELAVENT to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. -------------- As it is a primary source by a teenager during the Japanese occupation, i can find out that what leisure activities they are introduced to, which is mostly Japanese films, sports, and parks. As the Japanese had made the worlds into gambling farms, the teens are not interested and thus did not gamble and thus there is a limited entertainment, unlike before the Japs invaded Singapore. Hence, this source is relevant and i can clearly understand that there is a change in teens life before and during World War two in Singapore.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  WHAT is the source about? Give DESCRIPTIONS of this source. -------------------------Gay World was one of three amusement parks built in Singapore before World War II and around which Singapore’s nightlife revolved from the 1920s to the ’60s. The other two were New World and Great World. Besides, It combined a heady mix of eastern and western forms of entertainment including cabaret, operas, movies, gaming, sport matches, stunts and shopping. Teenagers and youths were likely to go there. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EXPLAIN how the source is RELAVENT to the aspect of life that you are focussing on. --------Before the Japanese took over Singapore, this place is a place where teenagers like to go during their leisure times as there are games, movies and many more. However, due to the japanese, these world centre changed into a gambling farm, where adults go there to gamble for entertainment, but not for teenagers. Moreover, not only this Happy World changed into a gambling farm, many other like New World also changed into gambling farms, thus the areas for entertainment for teenagers are not as much and limited. Thus, there is a change for the entertainment life that the teenagers had.
1) What this source is about/ Description of the source -------------------------------- This source is a video of the recount of Maswood Haji Hussein, an 82-year-old man who was a youth during the Japanese Occupation. From the article "KopiTimes: The Fall Of Singapore" posted by Nur Azizah. Maswood talks about his experience as a youth during the Japanese Occupation and his experience of the bombings. ---------------- 2) How this source is relevant to the aspect Emotional/Psychological ----------- This source is relevant as it describes how the Japanese Occupation was a very emotionally distressing period of time due to the dangerous circumstances and the chaotic situation caused by the bombings. Maswood also shares a story of how he mistaken hand grenades for toys and that he brought them to his father.
1) What this source is about/ Description of the source -------------------------------- This source is a transcript of an interview Tan Guan Chuan sharing his experiences during the Japanese Occupation. Interview by Low Lay Leng. Tan Guan Chuan describes his experience and the incident he witnessed which was the harrassment of people during the Japanese Occupation. 2) How this source is relevant to the aspect Emotional/Psychological ----------- This source is relevant as it describes the people being very frightened by the harrassment and they were heavily tortured to a point where some people were even killed as they could not take the pain from the torture such as the Kempetai torturing the people by pulling their nails, sticking spikes into their toes and using wooden blocks to hit their chest.