To Mr Li, Tanjung Rhu was a special place where he spent his childhood. Now a succesful businessman in the shipping sector, he has to cope with the loss of his mother. Tanjong Rhu gives an insight into Chinese norms, values, religious beliefs and family practices as Mr Li recalls the time spent with his mother and the events that took place before her demise. He had wanted to show his mother how much Tanjung Rhu had developed but she had been stuck with her own idea of it.