Secondary 2 History-Problems in Post-War Singapore

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Secondary 2 History-Problems in Post-War Singapore

  1. 1. Problems inPost-WarSingapore
  2. 2. Japanese surrender• The Japanese surrendered when Americabombed Japanese with an atomic bomb 2times• The first one is bombed at the 6th ofAugust 1945. It is called the Little Boy andwas bombed at Hiroshima• The second one is bombed at the 9th ofAugust 1945. It was known as the Fat Manand was bombed at Nagasaki
  3. 3. Celebration of Japanese surrender• The British troops returned to Singapore on5th September 1945.• The people gathered at the Padang andcelebrated the surrender of the Japanese on12th September 1945• The General Seishiro Itagaki of Japan andthe Superme Allied Commander forSoutheast Asia, Lord Louis Mountbattensigned the surrender agreement in theMunicipal building,known as City Hall today
  4. 4. Problems after the war• Lack of housing• Lack of public utilities• Food shortage• Poor health care service• High unemployment rate
  5. 5. Solution for lack of housing• The government built more houses tosolve a part of the problem• The government implemented a law on thecontrol of rent to stop landlords fromincreasing the price of rents
  6. 6. Solutions for lack of public facilities• The government forced the Japanese Prisonerof War to work in restoration works ofrepairing water mains, restoring electricityand gas
  7. 7. Solutions for food shortage• The government fixed the harbor byclearing sunken ships and the sea mineswhich will let ships sail to trade in othercountries• They also repaired the wharves andwarehouses to store food• The government distribute food to peoplefairly
  8. 8. • The People’s Restaurant was set up to sellfood at a low price so that people canafford it• Government continued the entrepot tradeso that food supply increases
  9. 9. Solutions for poor health careservices• The government launched islandwidehealth campaign• Vaccinations was done which will helpstop the breakout of diseases• Medical services was offered by medicalcenters throughout the country
  10. 10. Solution for high unemploymentrate• The government will give the unemployedpeople suitable jobs

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