This is a oral recording of Toh Lam Huat whose father came to Singapore and got a teaching job during World War Two. I chose this source because it tells us about what it was like in world war two and that there were teaching jobs available.Its shows how many lives were changed because of the Japanese.
This is a textual source that tells us about Chinese coolies who had low-class jobs. I chose this source as it shows me how Chinese coolies came to singapore hoping to earn a fortune but ended up doing low class jobs like rickshaw pulling, working in plantations , construction sites and many more.This shows us how the Japanese Occupation stopped many job opportunities
This source is about a place where people could go to for leisure called the Gay World. I chose this source as this source tells me about how the Gay World and the three other amusement parks in Singapore had been changed by the Japanese after they had taken over Singapore, the source tells me that the Japanese had turned all of the amusement parks into gambling farms and chinese businessmen, such as the Shaw Brothers were encouraged to operate trading dens there. This source tells me about how the Japanese had caused many negative changes to Singapore and encouraged people in Singapore to be addicted to gambling.
This source is about a place where people could go to for leisure called the Cathay Building. I chose this source as this shows a picture of a building where people would go to for leisure. This shows me that the people would go to the Cathay Building to watch movies or films and the British would be using the Cathay Building as a broadcasting studio before the Japanese Occupation. However, after the Japanese had taken over Singapore, they had also taken over the Cathay Building and used it as a broadcasting studio to broadcast propaganda. This source tells me that the Japanese had caused many changes to Singapore after they had invaded Singapore.
This source is an oral account by Mr Gay Wan Guan. Mr Gay recollected the Sook Ching Operation carried out in Singapore. I chose this source as Mr Gay had expressed the fear on all the men when they were being inspected by the Japanese soldiers, which is realistic as many people heard disturbing rumors about those who did not come back from the inspection. This source is relevant to the aspect of life I am talking about as it shows how scared the people living during the Japanese Occupation felt that when they or their relatives could never be seen alive again.
This source is an autobiography by Yu-Mei Balasingamchow's grandmother. She recollected a time when the Japanese went from house to house to look for women. I chose this source as it shows the life if a mature woman during the Japanese Occupation,when the Japanese soldiers came into each house to find a suitable woman to carry out their acts. This source is relevant to the topic I am talking about as it shows how oppressed and abused women were during the Japanese Occupation.