18 Feb '12, 11pm

Coney Island set to become nature park

Coney Island set to become nature park

An artist's impression of a new park located at the junction of Holland Avenue and Holland Road. One of two upcoming smaller community parks less than 1ha in size, it is under construction at a cost of about $500,000 and is likely to be ready by the middle of this year. -- PHOTO: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD By Kezia Toh Coney Island, off Punggol in the north-west, will be home to Singapore's ninth nature park, said the National Parks Board (NParks). The island, a popular spot for anglers and rich in natural biodiversity, will become a sprawling 50ha 'green lung'. Thanks to its rich flora and fauna, Coney Island will be a stand-alone nature park. The other nature parks are typically buffers for nature reserves. Related Links Coney Island Lush vegetation covers nearly 90 per cent of the island. Wildlife species that have been spotted there include the white-bellied sea eagle, a lar...

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