North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived at St Regis Hotel in Singapore after touching down earlier today Sunday (Jun 10), two days ahead of the eagerly anticipated summit with US President Donald Trump.
Both leaders are to meet Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island for historic talks on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Mr Kim’s motorcade left Changi Aiport accompanied by traffic police escorts and other security operatives.
Kim, whose commitment to the summit signals a marked departure from his earlier stand towards the west, is expected to stay at the St Regis hotel while Trump will be staying at the Shangri-La, both in the Tanglin area within Singapore’s city centre.
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Following the summit, both the Sentosa and Tanglin areas have been designated special event areas by the police and security has been tightened at both places.
Last week, Singapore authorities also warned travellers arriving at and departing from the country to expect flight delays as airspace will be restricted from Sunday to Thursday.
No fewer than 2,500 journalists have arrived in Singapore to cover the unprecedented meeting, and will be based at a media centre at the F1 pit building.
Tweeting from Airforce One, President Trump described the meeting as a “mission of peace”, for which they had a “one-time shot”.