Alas, the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is happening, and the host for this historic event is none other than our mighty tiny little red dot, Singapore.
Here are five things you should know about the much-hyped Trump-Kim summit:
1) Where and when?
The summit will be held at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on 12 June (Tuesday).
Currently, the US President Donald Trump is staying at the Shangri-La Hotel, while the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is putting up at The St. Regis.
2) Why Singapore?
Because Singapore’s safe and we are capable of ensuring both the US President’s security and the security of the supreme leader of North Korea, as well as provide neutrality.
Says a lot of what Singapore means to political leaders around the world, huh?
And nope, we did not volunteer ourselves. We were asked by both the US and North Korea.
3) Don’t play play, we mean business.
Even though Trump and Kim have brought their own security personnel and heavily armored limousines, to secure one of the highest-profile diplomatic events so far this century, Singapore’s security forces are also on high alert – with police, Home Team agencies, Singapore Armed Forces and auxiliary police being deployed and placed at the summit, as well as areas around it.
See, when it comes to strict security, we mean business!
It has been reported that a handful of people had been denied entry into Singapore, while two staff from South Korea’s national broadcaster have been deported from Singapore after they were arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador.
4) Huge banquet for 3,000 journalists!
To host the 3,000 journalists from around the world who are here in Singapore covering this historic event, a “canteen” has been set up at the 24-hour International Media Centre at the F1 Pit Building in Marina Bay to ensure that they will be well-fed as they cover the event.
An extensive menu that offers 45 dishes across 15 cuisines, will allow foreign journalists to have a taste of popular Singapore dishes such as laksa and chicken rice as they will be available and served hot at manned stations.
Udders Ice Cream is also there with their latest Kimchi-flavored ice cream.
5) It’s not just any other Bak Kwa, it’s the $800 Bak Kwa.
We’ve also heard that the journalists will also be gifted with a sample box of Empire Bak Kwa! Yes, the super luxurious Bak Kwa that had made headlines previously because they cost a whopping Empire’s Bak Kwa – Yep, that’s the expensive Bak Kwa that S$800 a box! You cannot even just buy them at will too, since orders are by invitation only.
Woah, each slice takes 10 hours to cook! Now I am genuinely curious to know how it taste like!
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