AseanOutlook.com – Located in the north-eastern part of Singapore, the pristine white beaches and unexplored trails of Coney Island is a lovely getaway from the bustle of city life and the perfect escape into tranquillity.
You’ll be able to spend an idyllic day roaming around the island, discovering boardwalks leading into lush mangrove forests, and spotting rare birds, squirrels and other gentle creatures in their natural habitats.
As you stroll through Coney Island’s green spaces, keep your eyes peeled on tree boughs and towards the canopy. Coney Island Park is also home to over 80 species of birds, including rare red junglefowls and the Oriental Magpie-Robin, the latter known for its melodious birdsong.
A tip is to rent a set of wheels from the nearby Punggol Point Park for a cycle around this scenic island. Given the secluded locale, you would want to pack sunscreen, insect repellent and water in advance.
As the hike should work up an appetite, you should consider taking a short 15-min detour to the nearby Punggol Settlement, a seafront dining destination serving delectable seafood and zi char (traditional dishes infused by home-cooked Chinese food).
Coney Island. How to get there: From Punggol Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station, head to the bus interchange (Exit C). Get on bus 84 and alight at Punggol Road End. Walk to Punggol Settlement, and follow the signs towards Coney Island.