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Individual Contribution 1 - Jolene Ng (2E6), Aspect: Work

The Guitar Man: Alex Abisheganaden
nlb.gov.sg

The Guitar Man: Alex Abisheganaden

1. What is this source all about? Give a description of the source.
It is a website about Alex Abisheganaden. He is an accomplished musician in Singapore and this source tells us about what he did during his teenager years.
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?
This sources shows that he worked for the Japanese by singing Japanese folk and propaganda songs over the radio to earn money for his family.

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Autobiography
catalogue.nlb.gov.sg

Autobiography

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source.
It is a autobiography written by Rudy Mosbergen. He was a teenager during the Japanese Occupations. He had to work for as his father's errand boy and experienced the world of work as a teenager.
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?
This source tells us about how a teenager had to work during his teenage years and not go to school. Teenagers had to do work to help their families earn more money.

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Oral Interview
nas.gov.sg

Oral Interview

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source.
It is about an oral interview by Soh Guan Bee. It tells us about how Soh Guan Bee worked as a gambler and then as a timekeeper during the Japanese Occupation to get food for his family.
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?
This source tells us how a teenager had to work as a gambler to attract people to gamble, to earn money for his household. He did not go to school at that time.

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Oral Interview
nas.gov.sg

Oral Interview

1. What is the source all about? Give a description of the source.
It is about an oral interview by Mrs Esme Woodford. It tells us that Mrs Esme Woodford did not work during the Japanese Occupation but helped with the household chores as she was the third oldest child in the family.
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?
This source tells us about a teenager who did not work but had to stay at home and help out her parents to take care of her younger siblings and do household chores. She also did not attend school.

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