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  • kenzon11
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    • Jul 2014
    • 30

    what race is my wife?

    need to fill out some forms (Singapore) which require "Race" my wife is from north sulawesi, manado / tondano. Agama: Christianity what should I fill? Indonesian? no that's nationality , Chinese ? she is not chinese either although people often thought she is one. or can I just input as Manadonese ?or can I just fill up chinese? will authorities ever find out or they even cares? since indo-chinese mostly cannot speak mandarin. thank you.
  • Anglian
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    • Nov 2009
    • 1844

    #2
    Originally posted by kenzon11 View Post
    need to fill out some forms (Singapore) which require "Race" my wife is from north sulawesi, manado / tondano. Agama: Christianity what should I fill? Indonesian? no that's nationality , Chinese ? she is not chinese either although people often thought she is one. or can I just input as Manadonese ?or can I just fill up chinese? will authorities ever find out or they even cares? since indo-chinese mostly cannot speak mandarin. thank you.
    Wow a race question, I would strongly suspect she is just plain old Indonesian, especially if she has an Indonesian passport

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    • kenzon11
      Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 30

      #3
      Originally posted by Anglian View Post
      Wow a race question, I would strongly suspect she is just plain old Indonesian, especially if she has an Indonesian passport

      but i can't be filling plain old indonesian right? just like people from jkt are javanese etc. so people from manodo are?

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      • wisnupurwanto
        Member
        • Oct 2011
        • 727

        #4
        I don't think any impact if you fill with Manadonese or Indonesian.
        In different occasion I filled my race as Indonesian, Javanese, Malay, Asian - no problem at all.

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        • ScooterIndo
          Member
          • Oct 2008
          • 4979

          #5
          If she was born in the republic of Indonesia she is Indonesian simple as that.

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          • Puspawarna
            Banned
            • Dec 2008
            • 10539

            #6
            If Singapore cared they would have made the question a lot more specific by now. Don't worry about it, just say "Indonesian" and forget about it. If they don' like it they can talk to you about it and you can ask them what you should put. I seriously doubt they will question you though.

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            • kenzon11
              Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 30

              #7
              but it's for PR application forms. it will appear in NRIC if approve.

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              • Banana72
                Member
                • Mar 2011
                • 1716

                #8
                Originally posted by kenzon11 View Post
                but i can't be filling plain old indonesian right? just like people from jkt are javanese etc. so people from manodo are?
                I'd say you can put: Asian/Indonesian...as long as you don't tell your wife she's a plain, old Indonesian lol. (sorry it's a pretty non-eventful Friday...)

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                • Happyman
                  Member
                  • Feb 2011
                  • 1912

                  #9
                  Race distinction is just BS, anyway, unless it is part of your personal identity. So just ask her, maybe she cares. My wife would not be happy if I put her down as anything other than "Indonesian", but I only know that because she told me. Her telling me that is also the only reason I would ever care how she was racially identified. It's her business and I've got nothing to say unless it is from her.

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                  • atlantis
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                    • Jul 2008
                    • 16594

                    #10
                    Originally posted by kenzon11 View Post
                    my wife is from north sulawesi, manado / tondano.
                    If she is from Tondano I assume that she is Minahasan. Through it is an ethnical group it is what I would answer to the racial question for my wife who is also a Minahasan.

                    Alternatively if she is from Sulut and not Minahasan she maybe either be Sanger or Gorontalo but I doubt it. Not many "outsiders" in Tondano.

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                    • kenzon11
                      Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 30

                      #11
                      but it's for PR application forms. it will appear in NRIC if approve.

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                      • ichbinnina
                        Member
                        • May 2012
                        • 124

                        #12
                        Asian will do,i think.
                        Like....it is for PR app, must be referring to a bigger group of race than just local Indonesian race group such as Javanese/Sundanese/etc.....
                        I bet it would of refer to Asian/Caucasian/...
                        Maybe ¿?
                        [COLOR=#ffa07a]Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain [/COLOR]- [COLOR=#008000]Maori proverb[/COLOR]

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                        • kenzon11
                          Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 30

                          #13
                          I have seen Indonesian with Singapore IC race as Javanese though.

                          and in Singapore more common are Chinese/Malay/Indian/Caucasian/

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                          • kenzon11
                            Member
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 30

                            #14
                            Originally posted by Happyman View Post
                            Race distinction is just BS, anyway, unless it is part of your personal identity. So just ask her, maybe she cares. My wife would not be happy if I put her down as anything other than "Indonesian", but I only know that because she told me. Her telling me that is also the only reason I would ever care how she was racially identified. It's her business and I've got nothing to say unless it is from her.
                            just to make sure, if I input as indonesian . and happen that they label it as malay , my wife wont be happy about that.

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                            • kenzon11
                              Member
                              • Jul 2014
                              • 30

                              #15
                              Originally posted by atlantis View Post
                              If she is from Tondano I assume that she is Minahasan. Through it is an ethnical group it is what I would answer to the racial question for my wife who is also a Minahasan.

                              Alternatively if she is from Sulut and not Minahasan she maybe either be Sanger or Gorontalo but I doubt it. Not many "outsiders" in Tondano.
                              yup I have ask her before, she just told me she is orang manado or Indonesian.

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