Offbeat The Trump-Kim summit will take place at the Capella Hotel in Singapore

18:02  06 june  2018
18:02  06 june  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

Singapore will bear some costs of Trump-Kim summit: minister

  Singapore will bear some costs of Trump-Kim summit: minister <p>Singapore will bear some of the cost of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, its defense minister Ng Eng Hen said on Saturday, a day after Trump put the meeting back on agenda.</p>Kim's trip to Singapore, which would be the furthest he would have traveled as leader, poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era aircraft to carry him and his limousine, as well as dozens of security and other staff.

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. The Trump - Kim summit will take place at the Capella Hotel in Singapore . A general view shows the Capella Hotel on the island of Sentosa in Singapore , June 6, 2018.

Singapore Braces for Historic Trump - Kim Summit on June 12. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E. On Saturday, one hotel worker said she heard that four five-star hotels are in the running, including the Capella Singapore , Shangri-La Hotel , and the Jade Fullerton.

A view of Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore June 6, 2018. © Edgar Su A view of Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore June 6, 2018. This is the luxury island resort in Singapore where President Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to try and secure a nuclear deal next week.

The five-star Capella Hotel, located a quarter-mile off the mainland, promises the "tranquility" of Sentosa Island amid the "vibrance" of the "cosmopolitan" city-state, according to the hotel's website.

White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders tweeted the location of the long-awaited summit Tuesday. "We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality," she added.

Trump and Kim to Meet on Singapore's Sentosa Island Resort

  Trump and Kim to Meet on Singapore's Sentosa Island Resort 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 said Tuesday on Twitter. The Trump administration has slowly revealed details of the meeting, which the president canceled last month only to reinstate days later. On Monday, the White House said the two leaders would start their meeting at 9 a.m. Singapore time on June 12.

The much-vaunted summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un will take place on Singapore 's resort island of Sentosa, the White House said on It also houses the luxurious Capella Hotel , which - at a distance from centers of population - can be more easily secured.

Washington, Jun 5 (PTI) The Capella Hotel , a luxury resort on Singapore 's Sentosa Island, will be the venue for the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said today.

Sentosa Island, now home to beaches, luxury hotels, casinos and golf courses, has a dark history. It used to be a Japanese camp for British and Australian prisoners-of-war during World War II. Many Singaporean Chinese who were suspected of acting against Japan were also executed there. 

The island was renamed Sentosa, Malay for "peace and tranquility," in 1970 following a competition to come up with a new moniker. Its previous name was Pulau Belakang Mati, meaning "Island After Death."

Trump and Kim’s summit is scheduled for 9 a.m. local time June 12 (9 p.m. ET June 11), after it was thrown into uncertainty when Trump canceled it, before negotiations put it back on track.

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Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

  Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore <p>President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday.</p>The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.

General view of the Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island on June 4, 2018 in Singapore . Ore Huiying/Getty Images. Trump and Kim 's meeting is highly anticipated, though in recent days the Trump administration has attempted to temper expectations of what might occur during the summit after

“The venue for the summit in Singapore between President and Leader (DPRK) Kim Jong Ne will be the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island,” Sanders wrote on Twitter. President Trump confirms North Korea summit to take …

A U.S. advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the summit.

On Tuesday evening, workers were painting a fresh coat on the façade, extra security was in place and red carpets were being rolled out at the hotel’s two entrances.

Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with North Korea, seeking for Kim to give up his nuclear program, though he stressed last week that the process would likely take longer than a single meeting.

Officials had also considered the Shangri-La Hotel, which hosts an annual international security summit and was the venue for a 2015 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Trump is expected to stay at that hotel, which is near a major shopping district and less secluded than the island facility chosen for his meeting with Kim.

Contributing: The Associated Press

Trump, Kim confident but body language reveals nerves at first meeting .
In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command as they began a historic summit in Singapore, according to a body language expert. Karen Leong, Managing Director of Singapore-headquartered Influence Solutions, said the first 60 seconds showed both leaders seeking to take charge in their encounter."Their handshake seems to be between peers," she said. "Trump seemed to be very aware of this, that he needed to up the stakes and be seen that he is the leader.

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