Sunday, February 17, 2013

Food Rationing

There was a scarce of food and resources. The price of basic necessities increased a lot due to hyperinflation. For example, the price of rice increased from $5 per 100 catties (about 60 kg or 130 lb) to $5000. So the Japanese issued ration cards to limit the amount of resources received by the civilian population. Once a month, people would line up at the kumiai shop (distribution association) for hours to purchased whatever rations that were available.

Sources: CPDD Ministry Of Education. (2007).Singapore From Settlement To Nation Pre 1819 To 1971. Singapore. Marshall Cavendish Education. (Date accessed: 17 Feb 13)
A food ration card

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