A place for little short commentaries, musings and drawings.
19 November 2008
This note and others were issued by the brutal Japanese occupiers during the Japanese occupation from 1942-45. They were known as Banana money on account of the image. My grandfather and an aunt were killed by Japanese bombers during the fall of Singapore. My mother survived through the occupation though tens of thousands didn't. The occupation economy was practically nonexistent and the notes were worthless even then.