Summarised from source: The Sunday Times 19 Feb 2012
Coney Island, off Punggol in the north-west, will be home to Singapore's ninth nature park. 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. Lush vegetation covers nearly 90 per cent of the island. Wildlife species that have been spotted there include the white-bellied sea eagle, a large bird with a considerable soaring range.
The park is expected to be ready in two years and a tender will be called in the middle of this year.