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Welcome to Coney Island Park

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Coney Island Park, the newest nature destination in Singapore, is open to visitors.

The 50ha park was officially opened by Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure Khaw Boon Wan yesterday.

The park, managed by the National Parks Board (NParks), is home to creatures such as the threatened spotted wood owl and rusty-breasted cuckoo.

Lucky visitors might even come across the single Brahman bull roaming freely across the island.

The timid and gentle animal was found in poor condition when the island was being redeveloped.

But it has since been nursed back to health, Mr Khaw said.

The island is mostly covered with lush vegetation, which NParks has tried to preserve. Its five beaches have been left uncleared.

Other measures are also in place to nurture biodiversity on the island, which is a stop for migratory birds like the blue-throated bee-eater.

The island can be reached by bridges that link its western end to Punggol Promenade and eastern end to Pasir Ris Coast Industrial Park 6.

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