A slice of rustic island nature, complete with a free-roaming bull, is now open to the public, and there is no need for a boat to get there.

Coney Island is accessible via two bridges linked to Punggol and Pasir Ris  and  features a beach that stretches 2km and a 2.4 km-long path that is part of the park connector network, which cyclists can use to travel between Pasir Ris and Punggol.

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Mr Khaw Boon Wan officially opened the park over the weekend and pictures of the island were soon streaming in through Instagram, Twitter and FB.

If the pictures were anything to go by, it looks like Singaporeans have a new place to ‘hang out’.

Just remember to hashtag #coneyisland_sg (or something to this effect because you know New York has their own Coney Island too right…)

Oh, and no one got the picture of the selfie with the bull on its first day…(which reminds me, we should name the bull soon . . . suggestions anyone?)

Coney Island Cow

(Photo by NParks)

(Images from #coneysisland and #coneyislandsingapore)