timeline of events
Major events of this period
effect of the war was skyrocketing prices
because goods were scarce.
This table shows how
different prices were just before, and after
war broke out.
|Rice - 1 picul (about 60.5kg)
|Egg - 1 dozen
||160,000 - 250,000
Immediately after the
war, Japanese money, also known as banana notes,
became even more worthless.
This was different
from pre-war Singapore when food and things were
Ikan bertok, a much loved fish in the old days,
cost only six cents for 10 fish.
Listen to this fishy tale.
Play this simple and fun $$ game!
say your salary is $600 each month. What should you
spend your money on?
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|4 - 6
|7 - 9
||Knows how to
live within your means.
|10 - 18
think your father owns Centrepoint?!
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The war years
Did you know that
50 years ago,
a dozen eggs
Today, a dozen
If I were an
then, I'd have