Life of people in Singapore living in the Japanese Occupation (Aspects…
Life of people in Singapore living in the Japanese Occupation
What was the life of the people like in Singapore during World War 2?
Aspects through victims of the JO
How was their lives?
Their lives were harsh, difficult and torturous.
Could they do whatever they wanted?
No. The Japanese took control of the nation's residents and their lives. Women were sometimes used as prostitutes and men had to work for their enemies. The Japanese were cunning and abusive, torturing those who had defied them.
How much could they eat and drink?
They could only eat and drink little, having one meal a day. Sometimes some had nothing to eat and drink for the whole day. Some even lived without food for days.
What can we learn about the importance of peace or being prepared?
Our country can possibly be invaded again in the future, or be attacked. We are still not very strong and need to have peace and good relationships with other countries so that we do not have any enemies. We need to also be prepared with good shooting and fighting skills to fight off enemies.
What did they eat
They usually ate sweet potato porridge. Their meals were rationed and they had to get up very early to get rations. If they went late, they would have to forgo their meal for the day.