Unlike at Matta Ikan where all the holiday chalets had common compound and play area, the Tanjong Rhu bungalow was self contained, each with a large compound where several cars could park together. The bungalows were all of the same architectural design, each with 3 bedrooms and a large sitting room. Kitchen and toilets were at an out-house connected by a short covered walkway. It was very dark at night outside the buildings with no public lighting. There were many ghost stories and at night no lady dared to visit the toilet without a male escort.
The beach was very narrow and full of small sharp rocks. It was separated from the bungalow by a low concrete wall. Few people wanted to swim there becuase of jelly fish. Dancing was a vogue then and there was dance party every night. During the day, we had mahjong party. Holidays at the bungalow always ended up with a barbeque party on the last night. Tanjong Rhu bungalows by the sea were affected by land reclammation. They are now replaced by tall condominuims along the ECP (East Coast Parkway) expressway.
Tanjong Rhu Government holiday bungalow.
Children enjoying the sea breeze.
Sitting on the low concrete wall to enjoy the sea breeze