Coney Island Park
Do You Know About Coney Island Park?
Coney Island was once only reachable by boat, making it a millionaire’s island and a wakeboarder’s dream. Coney Island Park changed on October 10, 2015, when two bridges connecting the 50-hectare island to mainland Singapore opened, making it more accessible to the general public. The island was previously the Aw brothers of Tiger Balm fame and was known as Pulau Serangoon or Serangoon Island (it is shown as Serangoon Island on Google Maps). The island was sold to Indian businessman Ghulam Mahmood in the 1950s with the idea of converting it into a resort in the style of Coney Island, New York.
It supports a diverse range of animals and vegetation, including several critically endangered park plants that are nationally extinct in the wild.
About Coney Island Park
Coney Island Park is a rustic, environmentally friendly park with numerous environmental initiatives. At Casuarina Exploration, the wood from uprooted Casuarina trees was salvaged and converted into park signage, seats, benches, a boardwalk, and displays.
Begin your exploration of the woodland and mangrove environments on the freshly constructed boardwalk, then go to the beach, which can reach from five different points. You may also bike through the island on the 2.5-kilometre Coney Island Park Connector, which offers a great view of the Serangoon Reservoir from the promenade.
This adventure area, known as the Casuarina Exploration, was built with recyclable materials and felled Casuarina trees. Sand from a neighbouring beach was used to create the ground material. These materials are not only environmentally beneficial, but they also give the adventure area a rustic vibe.
The Casuarina Exploration will be a blast for kids and adults alike! Weave your way through the ‘Millipede,’ maintain your balance on the ‘Earthworm,’ and jump across the ‘Caterpillar!’
Nature Photography And Nature Walks
Take a stroll down the boardwalk and close your eye to the wildlife. You might be able to get a couple of decent images! When sharing photographs, photographers are asked to use the hashtag. Coney Island Park contains a vast range of ecosystems diverse range of flora and wildlife, including numerous nationally vulnerable species. See what you can find by exploring the park.
Bike Rental & Nearest Parking to Coney Island
Punggol Settlement carpark, 700 metres from the West gate, is the closest “legal” parking. You may also hire bicycles or pedal go-karts from this location. Because there is no food or drink vendors on Coney Island, Punggol Settlement is a practical option for families seeking a bite to eat before or after their visit.
If you want to go to Coney Island’s East entrance, you can park in Punggol East and cycle (preferred) or walk to Lorong Halus across the red bridge and up towards the East entrance.
The five beach areas on the island are “themed.”
There are five beach areas at Coney Island Park. Beach Areas A through E face Pulau Ubin and are accessible from the Main Path by earth trails. Each beach has its own distinct “theme.” Back Mangrove Trees is the theme of Beach Area A. Try to identify the endangered Dungun tree, which has ellipsoid fruit that resembles ‘Ultraman’s’ head.
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