More on the country’s obsession with “race”, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow writes:
as far as this racial labelling in Singapore officialdom is concerned, we should all just tick the ‘Others’ box — and carry on
From her post, I went on to read Alex Au’s (Yawning Bread) study on the matter, and as I suspected:
What was interesting when I sifted through the bureaucratese was how this change, which was spun to suggest an increase in flexibility, was actually a decrease. Where parents previously could leave the race of the baby blank, they now cannot.
Aiyah, “Others” lah.