An account of Mr Eric C. Paglar. Recording: 000299/01. Taken on 1983-08-03. "But it was sold openly on the five foot way or on the roadway like they were selling vegetables ; Rochore Road area. You could also get the British canned rations, corn beef, M&V if i remember rightly. Meat and vegetables in tins; these kinds of things were there."
Transcript of an interview of Lee Kuan Yew and a staff member of ABC Alan Ashbolt on 17 March 1965 broadcasted on Malaysia, Singapore radio. Lee Kuan Yew was 19 when Japanese occupied Singapore. He said. "And the first lesson we learned was that if we wanted to look after our own affairs and run it for the benefit of our people, then we should begin to organise and assert our own collective self."
An account of Mrs Esme Woodford. Recording 003627/1 taken on 21 December 2007. "Rice with whatever vegetables. Mostly vegetables. You could go to the roadside market and you could go to the roadside market and people were selling cheap"
‘People were actually starving throughout the Occupation … They did all kinds of things to keep their life and soul together.’ Oral history interview with Valupillai s/o Pandarapillai