South Koreans upbeat as clock ticks towards Moon-Kim summit

The Straits Times Korea Correspondent Chang May Choon visits the Peace House in the Joint Security Area, where South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet for a summit on April 27, 2018.

High hopes for reconciliation after key North-South leaders' meeting

The usually quiet truce village of Panmunjom inside the heavily-guarded demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas has been abuzz with activity just days before a landmark meeting between the two sides.

Officials and workers race against time to put finishing touches to preparatory work for the meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae In and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 21, 2018, with the headline 'S. Koreans upbeat as clock ticks towards Moon-Kim summit'. Print Edition | Subscribe