All immigration officer in major airport hub are trained in race group classification by facial appearance and spoken language. You will get the hang of it once you practice it often.Wd40 wrote:I am responding to an old post, but just curious: how would the officer know the OPs race if he is using his US passport? Or do you mean by physical appearance? To me all oriental Asians look the same, but I guess oriental Asians are better at identifying race from appearance. I mean is it possible to differentiate a Thai from a Vietnamese or a Korean from Japanese or are these actually classified as races?sundaymorningstaple wrote:Spot on alantang_sha.
With born in Singapore, d.o.b., and race indicated, it would be very easy regardless of the name. How many were born on that day in Singapore of the indicated race who have not done NS and are not listed as deceased. All the databases are now linked to the ICA database. I'd reckon the number would be rather small (two or three maybe, if that many). Additionally, with image recognition software also installed and working, I'm sure with the other data, and a link to the image software it wouldn't be too hard to make a match.
In the words of Dirty Harry, "Do you feel lucky?"
I can tell the difference between Indonesian and Malay and Bruneian
Johorean , Kelantanese, Penang and many Malay from the different states, Korean with Japanese. Ozzies , Kiwis , etc