Tanjong Rhu is one of the oldest place names of Singapore, for it was mentioned in a 17th century map. In early 20th century, the shipbuilding industry used to thrive at Tanjong Rhu. Shipbuilding facilities like Overseas Shipyard Pte
Ltd shown below were a common sight along the Geylang River and Tanjong Rhu.
You may refer to pages 5, 8, 15-16, 20, 72 of the Guide Book for more information.