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Exploring Coney Island, Singapore

23 Jul

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.

These are the pictures from our trip.

Serangoon Reservoir Dam

The dam actually connects the Lorong Halus area to Coney Island. Used to be lots of people fishing along the shore’s edge here. Past sightings, we saw a guy caught a small stingray as we walked past them. Please note that fishing is not allowed on Coney Island and no camping either. It is a nature park now.

Follow the trail into the forest and soon there is an opening to the beach.

Forest Entrance to Coney Island Beach

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.

Wildboar Signboard

While exploring the beach, guess what we saw. Hoof prints…Hmmmm…interesting..

Wildboar hoove prints?

There is pros and cons 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.

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Posted by on July 23, 2011 in photography, postaday2011, singapore, Travel

 

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17 responses to “Exploring Coney Island, Singapore

  1. Marc d'Entremont

    July 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    It certainly does not look like New York’s Coney Island, unless the wild boar is a hotdog!

     
  2. hasayang

    July 23, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    LOL, Marc. I did not know there is another Coney Island elsewhere. I should have specify, it is here in Singapore,eh? Will edit a bit. Have a great summer!

     
  3. zubair

    August 10, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    bro or sis..can you give me the directions to go to sembawang reservoir dam n coney island by bicycle..really appreciate it

     
  4. zubair

    August 11, 2011 at 7:30 am

    yup..serangoon reservoir dam..sorry typo..thanks alot

     
  5. zubair

    August 11, 2011 at 7:34 am

    by the way im coming from tampines..mind meeting me up n maybe you could show me..you can just email me at Casanova_MZ7@live.com.Thanks bro or sis..

     
  6. Shutter Bug

    January 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Great shots, hasayang. A 3-legged resident wild boar? Did somebody roast the fourth leg already thus the sign?

     
    • hasayang

      January 10, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      I have no idea. I suspect it got caught in a trap and escaped minus that limb. I did see it the next day. It was a full grown boar and a group of guys were feeding it. I guess that was how the signboards came about.

       
  7. ryean

    February 6, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Took a walk from punggol popeye area , walked all the way pass waterfront and explored coney island from the other side.it looks way different and theres definately wildbores on that island thats for sure and wild dogs roaming around.i saw from a random blog post that there might be cows too.

    Apart from that it definately brings back the feel of old punggol end and away from the busy city.

     
    • hasayang

      February 16, 2012 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Ryean. Yup, it is a wonderful place to get away from the crowd. I heard about the cows too but haven’t seen them.

       
  8. Roy Kang

    February 19, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I have been to coney land when I was a small boy. The land is very clean and the water around it quite clear and we can see sea cucumber. Now i want bring my children there but have no ideas to go about go there. Is there a tour.

    When I was a boy, we swim to coney land and watched the Ang mo enjoy on the beach.

     
    • hasayang

      February 19, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Roy. Lots of changes to Coney Island or Pulau Serangoon as it was known back then. There is no tour, have to go on your own.

      How to Get to Coney Island, Singapore?

      To Punggol Beach : Bus No. 84 from Punggol Bus Interchange

      To Lorong Halus Wetland : Alight at Riviera LRT Station (from Punggol MRT Station) or Bus No. 3, 83, 85 (from Punggol Bus Interchange)

      More information on this post :
      https://hasayang.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/focus-on-coney-island-singapore/

      Hope you get there!

       

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