While Singapore was a Malaysian state from 16 September 1963 until it was expelled from the Federation on 9 August 1965, it seems the world, particularly the West, has not had a history refresher since then
In 2019, an American lifestyle portal under the Bustle Digital Group published an article titled "This Is The Most Expensive City In The World (No, It's Not Paris)", claiming that Singapore is part of Malaysia.
Similarly, in October last year, another portal by a travel influencer from the Canadian Province claimed that Singapore is "one of the most beautiful cities in Malaysia".
Time and again, people from the West keep referring to Singapore — the island city-state that isn't actually in Malaysia — as either part of Malaysia or a city in Malaysia.
Over the week, a screenshot from the travel influencer's October article was posted on the popular r/Malaysia subreddit
What followed next could only be described as locals being savage
In the typical Malaysian sense, netizens took to roasting the travel influencer's poor geographical accuracy.
Like this redditor, who saw an opportunity to take a jibe at China's territorial Kerfuffle:
The redditors did not hold back
Could be, could be not
Anyway, a while back, the BBC claimed that the Yee Sang we know and love today was created by four Singaporean chefs: