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Rising Sun Over Malaya

Rising Sun Over Malaya

The Second World War in Malaya from 1941 - 1945 was a time of darkness and despair - where innocent lives were lost and blood ran freely.

The Japanese ruled with an iron hand, slaughtering tens of thousands of Chinese citizens. They forced young women to work as sex slaves, and tricked others into working on the notorious ‘Death Railway’. The people of Malaya struggled for survival.

When the Japanese surrendered in 1945, Malaya plunged into a period of turmoil that brought it to the brink of civil war. But amidst the fire and ruins, sparks of resilience and courage grew. The painful war experience gave a great impetus to a new awakening.

“Rising Sun Over Malaya” tells this little known story through the eyes of the people who experienced the occupation first hand.

Rising Sun Over Malaya
Discover the little known stories of courage and survival through the eyes of the people of Malaya during the Japanese occupation from 1941 to 1945.