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Sankaran, 82 , retiree: he was a journalist
with The Straits Times from 1947 to 1951. He
became a sub-editor with the same paper after
that and stayed with ST till 1971.
After the Japanese occupation,
Japanese money became worthless. For instance,
just after the British came back around Sept 5,
1945, I remember buying two eggs, each for $130
in Japanese currency, or what they call banana
notes! Even that was considered cheap, because
the hawker neednt have accepted my Japanese
money; it had become so valueless.
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