I had been going to Lorong Halus Wetland regularly but never quite make it to Coney Island. First of all, it is quite isolated and not a place for a woman to explore alone. This morning my brother wanted to explore the fishing spots around the area.
These are the pictures from our trip.
Serangoon Reservoir Dam
To reach Coney Island, you need to climb over the green railing opposite the dam and follow this railing on the right frame. The dam actually connects the Lorong Halus area to Coney Island. Lots of people fish along the shore’s edge here. We saw a guy caught a small stingray as we walked past them.
At the end of the railing, follow the trail into the forest and soon there is an opening to the beach.
Forest Entrance to Coney Island Beach
There are lots of rubbish around the area. Hey, anglers and visitors. Please be mindful of the environment and don’t throw your rubbish anywhere on the island and elsewhere.
Coney Island Beach
An interesting observation. There are a few signboards before reaching the beach informing people not to hurt the resident 3-legged wild boar.
While exploring the beach, guess what we saw. Hoof prints…Hmmmm…interesting..
Wildboar hoove prints?
There is pro and con in putting up such a sign. On one hand it informs people to be mindful and on the other hand gives information for the less emphatic people to catch the wild boar. If it only has three legs now, something bad must have happened in the past. So I appeal to those who see the wild boar, please leave it alone.
While at the beach, I spotted this gigantic tree root. If I am not mistaken, it is the sea almond tree. By the way, you can eat the nuts.
Giant Tree Root
As you can see, debris clung to the roots.
This is the view from an opening in the forest trail. You can see the rocks below and in the distance – Pulau Ubin.
Pulau Ubin as viewed from Coney Island Forest Trail
So, take the time to enjoy this semi-wild habitat before there is more development on Coney Island.