November 2, 2015

Coney Island (Pulau Serangoon)

West Entrance to Coney Island
With the opening of Coney Island in October we decided to include it in the next weekly walk.

The Route

The planned route was to start from Pasir Ris White Sands Mall and walk along Pasir Ris Drive 3 westward all the way to Lorong Halus. From here we would enter Coney Island via the Serangoon East Dam. We would end our walk at Punggol Point. Here we would take a feeder bus to the Punggol Interchange.


Beach at Pasir Ris Park

Pasir Ris Park

At the start of our walk we diverted to Pasir Ris Park to show new members the mangrove swamp along the Tampines River. Despite the haze season the haze reading was in the healthy range. At the beach we noticed that it was at high tide with water level reaching the park. After enjoying the views at the park we walked along Api Api River to Pasir Ris Drive 3 to continue our walk to Lorong Halus.

At the end of Pasir Ris Drive 3 (at the bend) we continued our walk along the canal to Pasir Ris Farmway 3. We kept going past Lorong Halus until we reached the Lorong Halus Wetland. We took a rest here to recover from the heat. Well-rested we approached the East Dam to enter the island park.


Boardwalk at Pasir Ris Park
We came across many groups of cyclists coming or going to the park. And there were some hikers too. That was unusual on a weekday afternoon.

Coney Island

There are two entrances to the island across the two Dams built to create the Punggol Serangoon Reservoir. There is an earth road all the way along the island. Besides cyclists and hikers, maintenance vehicles also use it. Then there are several approaches to the beach areas facing Pulau Ubin.


Main Trail
How to get there

The most convenient way to get to Coney Island is to take the train all the way to Punggol MRT Station then change to the feeder bus service number 84 to Punggol Point. From here one can either walk or hire a bike from the last shop. The West Entrance is only 800m away. The length of the main track through the island is 2.4m. One possible route is to first explore the island then exit via the East Entrance to the Lorong Halus Wetland and back via Punggol Promenade or the Punggol Waterway back to Punggol Point.


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Route Map

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