2I4 HISTORY INVESTIGATION

DONE BY: Myra, Brenda, Weizhu and Kger Liang

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How did the Japanese occupation change the lives of people in Singapore?

The changes were:
- shortage of food, rationing and black market.
-controlled communication

-Transportation

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CONTROLLED COMMUNICATION

radio stations were controlled by the Japanese so foreign broadcasts were not allowed thus it was a crime punishable by death. This shows that Japanese wants people to communicate in Japanese language. Therefore, this changes the people's lives as they used to communicate in Chinese, English or dialect. Ever since the Japanese occupation took Singapore, they had to communicate in Japanese language.
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SHORTAGE OF FOOD

During the Japanese occupation, food shortage occurred due to disruption of trade. This shows that the people who live in Singapore used to trade for food ever since the Japanese took over Singapore. The people in Singapore chose food rationing to solve shortage of food.
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TRANSPORTATION

During the Japanese occupation, bicycles were widely used as a mode of transport. Trishaws consisted of a bicycle with a sidecar joined for a fare-paying passenger. They replaced the former rickshaws then.

ECONOMY

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BANANA NOTE

The limitless quantities of the banana notes were printed by the Japanese thus the currency dropped as people could print the notes and use them.

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

During the Japanese occupation, most of the locals in singapore ran a dessert stall in Chinatown and some of them also drove trucks as a trading transport. This shows that the jobs then were not sufficient to the locals.

RECREATION

Western films were banned during the japanese occupation and many cinemas then were occupied by the invading forces. Afterwards, movies and cinemas were named by the Japanese themselves during the japanese occupation.