I believe the above answered the question too, if you have doubts, at all, just fill it in, with your honest opinions...if they are not known, just say undecided, and be proud of your mixed marriage and family. Don't give it any thought of being negative, if unsuccessful just move on. speculation can be quite time consuming and unproductive!eyeFone wrote:I'm not particularly angry about it, and I'm sure the data can be used for many positive reasons too.
I was just wondering, let's say I am applying for some kind of hire purchase loan. If insist on leaving that field blank would it have negative implications on the approval process?
If I open a bank account for my son, what do I write for his race? Malay, Chinese, Earthling?
Yes the nurseries are fine, i was quite impressed, and my daughter made some lasting friendships, of which we are very happy about.eyeFone wrote:Thanks everyone, and yes, ksl, life is too short!
I'd be happy to give a comparison between Shanghai ans Singapore a few months down the line.
But you may find this interesting; when someone out here has been posted to Singapore the reaction amongst their peers is 'lucky you!' or 'congratulations!', it's almost like you've won the lottery!
About schools, with my son just turning 2 I guess i have a few years left to sort that out. I was told there are nurseries all over the place so not worried about that.
Mike - just to clarify - I say NONE to the religious questions - as I don't have a religious belief. I do of course answer the RACE question.ChicagoMike wrote:...Can only imagine that saying "none of the above" will raise concerns and may be interpreted as being unnecessarily difficult or evasive.
sundaymorningstaple wrote:For race, unless it's a government form, I usually put homo sapiens. For religion no matter what form, I put Agnostic. You would be surprised how may (all) you have to explain that to. Government forms like to niche people (especially SingStat). ICA (Immigration) loves the race field because that how they figure out who to give PR/Citizenship to. It's their way of ensuring that the Chinese don't lose their majority of 77%. (Chinese have the "lowest" fertility rate of all the races in Singapore). HDB likes to as well so you can be discriminated against in their forced mixing of the races exercise to avoid enclaves (funny though, with 76.6% of the population being Chinese all HDB estates on the island are Chinese enclaves infiltrated by some of the minorities but somehow that doesn't seem to bother them at all)
Ah, the Aus census. A joyous work of statistically marginalised questioning turned into an impaired snapshot of not very much at all.cutiebutie wrote:don't they have racial quotas in the US as well and wasn't it not too long ago that there were similar questions in censuses and the like?
I know that in Australia they still do...
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