Sandwiched between East Coast and Changi, Tanah Merah is a region that is abundant with recreational facilities and activities. It lies on Singapore 's eastern coast and is one of the few places that remains relatively free from residential or industrial estates.

“Tanah Merah” is a Malay phrase that literally translates into “red soil”, an apt name because of its orangey-red land. Once upon a time, Tanah Merah was a hilly area with two prominent cliffs: Tanah Merah Besar, a large cliff, and Tanah Merah Kechil, a small cliff. The roads leading to the cliffs were named Tanah Merah Besar Road and Tanah Merah Kechil Road respectively. The names remain today, but the cliffs were leveled when land reclamation took place in the 1970s. The soil obtained from the hills was used to create what we now refer to as East Coast.

Tanah Merah was once a fishing village. The tradition continues till today, as Tanah Merah is still a hot spot for recreational fishing. In addition, this district offers you the opportunity to engage in water sports, golfing and other recreational activities. For example, you can sail and windsurf at the National Service Resort and Country Club (NSRCC), which is located by the beach at the very edge of Tanah Merah. You can also golf and relax in the other recreational clubs in the vicinity, such as Tanah Merah Country Club (TMCC), Laguna National Golf & Country Club, Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Yacht Club.

On the Tanah Merah section of Changi Coast Road, you can find Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. From here, you can travel to the Indonesian island of Bintan. The journey takes about one and a half hours.

There are very few industrial areas in Tanah Merah. However, there are large construction sites along Tanah Merah Coast Road, which are currently involved in land reclamation projects. The reclaimed land will be a platform for a row of hotels that will be complete in some 5-7 years' time. Also, Changi Water Reclamation Plant is located in Tanah Merah.

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