Nature lovers: Singapore’s “Coney Island” is now open

Good news, nature lovers: Pulau Serangoon, or the rather bizarrely nicknamed Coney Island, is now open as a park, according to a report by The Straits Times

There are 86 species of trees and 157 animals on the island, like the rusty-breasted cuckoo and spotted wood owl. If you’re in luck, you may spot the island’s resident Brahman bull chilling around the island. NParks also has guided walks, but it seems like all slots are taken up for now. Apart from this, you can cycle or hike around the island, relax at the beach and let the waves splash around your ankles.

Be warned: the modern comforts you are used to won’t be present; the water for flushing toilets and washing hands is collected when it rains, and electricity in restrooms is accumulated using solar power. You may want to bring your bottled water and insect repellent when making your way there.

Best part? No ferries involved. To get there, cycle along the 2.4km park connector between Promenade and Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6. There are two connecting bridges.