Singapore declares 'special event area' for Trump-Kim summit

PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore has designated its central region as a “special event area” from June 10 to 14, for the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the government said on Monday.

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The area incorporating the districts of Tanglin, Newton and Orchard is where the foreign ministry, the U.S. embassy, and several large hotels are located, including the Shangri-La hotel, mentioned as a possible venue for the June 12 summit.

The announcement was made in the government’s online gazette.

Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs

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Top North Korean official seen in Sentosa for possible meeting with US officials

  • Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel.
  • A car carrying North Korean officials leaving Capella Hotel in Sentosa on May 30, 2018.
  • A Capella Hotel staff member diverts a couple away from the entrance of a road that leads to the hotel on May 30, 2018.
  • The media wait opposite the entrance of a road that leads to Capella Hotel on May 30, 2018.
  • The media scrum outside Fullerton Hotel as Mr Kim Chang Son leaves the hotel on May 30, 2018.
  • Kim Chang Son (L), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's de facto chief of staff, prepares to get into a car as he leaves a hotel in Singapore on May 29, 2018.
  • Kim Chang Son (front), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's de facto chief of staff, gets into a car as he leaves a hotel in Singapore on May 29, 2018.