My point: Don't turn Coney Island into mini-Sentosa

My point: Don't turn Coney Island into mini-Sentosa
View of Coney Island (in the background), which is located off Punggol. Mostly covered with lush vegetation, it is popular with nature lovers and anglers. Work to develop a rustic nature park on the island, also known as Pulau Serangoon, is slated to start in the latter half of 2013. Nature lovers are calling for it to be preserved as a haven for migratory birds.

SINGAPORE- Under the Urban Redevelopment Authority's draft master plan, Coney Island will become a mini-Sentosa with residential developments ("Journey towards a 'car-light' Singapore"; Monday).

I am not looking forward to this. In the evenings, one can see at least 20 eagles soaring above the trees on Coney Island, before landing to nest in them. It is a majestic sight indeed.

Once the trees are chopped down for housing, the eagles will disappear from Coney Island.

Ong Soek Peng (Madam)


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