The long awaited day happens – today was the official opening for Coney Island Park, formerly known as Coney Island and before that – Pulau Serangoon.
Important Notice : Opening time from 7am – 7 pm : No street lights here, please take note. No Camping. No Fishing.
The opening time today was to be at 10am but we came early and happened to see Mr Khaw Boon Wan giving a speech during the Official Opening of Coney Island Park. Nice to hear more about the background and history of this island.
This was taken from the East Gate – near Lorong Halus Wetland.
There are many signboards and information boards around the island. Take the time to read them, get your bearings and understand more on the history and biodiversity of this island. Some of the fauna and flora can’t be found anywhere else in mainland Singapore or the other islands.
The other sightings around the island – wooden path, walking trail, shelter, bird hides, beach areas.
Just a footnote here – the lower steps are very slippery. Please don’t go too far down – there are no barriers. If you fall down in the water, sea currents here are very strong. So be careful. Parents, watch your kids.
Check forecast of high tides before walking at the beach as water level goes quite high near the forest trail – so not as much room for walking.
Overall, I am happy that the natural lush landscape of this island remains for the most part untouched in its natural stage. The resident “bull” has remained on the island thankfully.
More information on Coney Island Park can be found at Nparks – Coney Island Park
Take your time to explore. Be respecttul of wildlife here, keep your distance, let them roam as they are. Keep your eyes open, your senses explore, let your hearings guide you. You will see many things and more! Happy exploring!