It is an anomaly of Malaysia , where we think our East Malaysian counterparts are closer to Brunei ( they are neighbours ) and Singapore ( perhaps the shoppings' great ) as they really are to where they 'should be' ... i.e. the Peninsular ( meaning this side ). Infact there is even some measure of disagreement as to the figure 50 and 44 between East & West ( or are we really that young ah ? ).
Other than those occassional oh-u-come-from-there-issit colleagues from there and those friendlier hostesses at the bistros over here in KL these grossly misunderstood
Sarawak noodles may well tell another familiar story.