Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore for meeting with Trump in Sentosa

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their historic Singapore summit at the Capella Hotel on the city-state’s Sentosa Island, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Twitter.

The Trump administration has slowly revealed details of the meeting, which the US President canceled last month only to reinstate days later. Last week, the White House said the two leaders would start their meeting at 9am Singapore time on June 12 and the venue will be the ball room of the heavily guarded Capella Hotel complex.

Kim Jong-un arrived in Singapore on June 10 ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history. A large limousine with a North Korean flag could be seen surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows as it sped through the city to the St Regis hotel, where Kim is supposed to stay during his visit.

Meanwhile, Trump was still on his way on Airforce One from the G7 meeting in Canada where he caused a great chunk of confusion. In Singapore, he is expected to arrive on June 10 in the evening and will stay in the Shangri-La Hotel.

The Straits Times reported earlier this month that the Singapore government said four black BMW sedans with armoured bodies were exempt from certain traffic rules. The newspaper said the vehicles were not from a local dealer, which suggested the cars were brought in specifically for the summit and may be used by Kim. The US President also usually brings his own high-security vehicles.

With up to 5,000 journalists expected to descend on Singapore, hotel rooms are at or near capacity, and taxi drivers are bracing for excessive demand and traffic gridlock. Local businesses are reminding employees to leave early for work and to expect road closures, security checks and mass transit overloads.

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their historic Singapore summit at the Capella Hotel on the city-state’s Sentosa Island, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Twitter.

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US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold their historic Singapore summit at the Capella Hotel on the city-state’s Sentosa Island, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed on Twitter.

The Trump administration has slowly revealed details of the meeting, which the US President canceled last month only to reinstate days later. Last week, the White House said the two leaders would start their meeting at 9am Singapore time on June 12 and the venue will be the ball room of the heavily guarded Capella Hotel complex.

Kim Jong-un arrived in Singapore on June 10 ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history. A large limousine with a North Korean flag could be seen surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows as it sped through the city to the St Regis hotel, where Kim is supposed to stay during his visit.

Meanwhile, Trump was still on his way on Airforce One from the G7 meeting in Canada where he caused a great chunk of confusion. In Singapore, he is expected to arrive on June 10 in the evening and will stay in the Shangri-La Hotel.

The Straits Times reported earlier this month that the Singapore government said four black BMW sedans with armoured bodies were exempt from certain traffic rules. The newspaper said the vehicles were not from a local dealer, which suggested the cars were brought in specifically for the summit and may be used by Kim. The US President also usually brings his own high-security vehicles.

With up to 5,000 journalists expected to descend on Singapore, hotel rooms are at or near capacity, and taxi drivers are bracing for excessive demand and traffic gridlock. Local businesses are reminding employees to leave early for work and to expect road closures, security checks and mass transit overloads.

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