This source is a transcript of an interview with Tan Cheng Hwee, who went through the Japanese Occupation, which was conducted by Low Law Leng. I chose this source as it showed that his family did not bond more together as a result of the Japanese Occupation. This is a crucial part of the family aspect. Part of source chosen: "• LLL: Did the Japanese Occupation have any kind of effect on the family relationship, for instance, bringing the family closer together?TCH: I don’t think they bother about all this because what they want is to stay in Singapore, they have their food and that’s all."
This source is a transcript of an interview with Seah, Joseph, which was conducted by Cindy Chou. Seah, Joseph had gone through WWII. I chose this source because it shows how Seah, Joseph’s family grew closer due to the Japanese Occupation, which is a vital part in the aspect of family. Part of source chosen: "CC: During the time of the Occupation did the relationship between your family members change in any way? JS: In fact we were closer." , "CC: How did this bring about a closer relationship? How did these concerns bring about a closer relationship between friends? JS: There was a common fear at that time. Fear of the Japanese. So there was a sort of within the family, a feeling of… or rather a bond or greater affection that we stayed close together and tried not to do things that would pull us apart. There was a tendency to sort of feel for one another more that way."
This source is a transcript of an interview with Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee, who had gone through WWII, which was conducted by Low Lay Leng. I chose this source because Aziz bin Rahim Khan Surattee had been through the Japanese Occupation and talked about how his family income was insufficient, which was an important part of the family aspect. Part of source chosen: "ARKS: So then I had to get this job because a family man, married. So thinking of it, might as well get a job. My father was also old. Then I had to stay on working because got no money. I had no money to spend even for myself." , "LLL: Was your salary sufficient to support your family during that time? ARKS: Definitely it’s not sufficient. It’s not sufficient."
This source is from a website which has an article about 5 WWII survivors who came together to share what they went through during the Japanese Occupation. I chose this source as the survivors had shared of how they lost family members during WWII. This is an important part of the family aspect of the teenagers lives. Part of source chosen: "Donald Wyatt lost a parent in the war. His mother was a nurse working in Pahang. When the war broke out in Malaya in 1941, his family fled to Singapore, but his mother stayed behind to fulfill her duty as a nurse. “I never saw her again”, he told the silent audience in a solemn but matter-of-fact voice"