Person in Portrait: Elizabeth Choy
Born in Kudat in British North Borneo (today’s Sabah), Elizabeth Choy is well-known for her courageous acts of resistance during the Japanese Occupation. Growing up in Sabah, Elizabeth was raised by a Kadazan nanny and received her early schooling at St Monica’s in Sandakan. Because the teachers had difficulty pronouncing Chinese names, she adopted the English name Elizabeth.Read More
Claris Saw Kai Yin completed this portrait when she was a law undergraduate at the National University of Singapore. Her involvement in this project stems from her interest in exploring the confluence of history and the law. She hopes that this project will help to generate a broader and deeper appreciation of Singapore’s Second World War History.