Trump-Kim summit to be held at Capella Hotel

Capella Hotel's location is secluded and private, which experts say could be a key consideration for security-conscious US and North Korea.
Capella Hotel's location is secluded and private, which experts say could be a key consideration for security-conscious US and North Korea.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Capella Hotel on Sentosa will host next Tuesday's summit between United States President Donald Trump and Mr Kim Jong Un, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

The confirmation came last night on White House spokesman Sarah Sanders' Twitter feed, hours after the Singapore Government declared the island and the waters off its south-west beaches as a "special event area" from June 10 to June 14.

 

On Sunday, it also gazetted for an area in Tanglin to be placed under similar restrictions. People and vehicles entering the areas may be subject to bag and body checks, while items like flags, banners and flammable materials will not be allowed.

A "special zone", where checks will be even stricter, has been marked within each area. On Sentosa, the Capella Hotel is located within this smaller zone.

Ms Sanders said on Monday that the meeting will take place at 9am. Last night she tweeted: "The venue for the Singapore summit between @POTUS and leader Kim Jong Un will be the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island. We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality."

 

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'Trump-Kim summit to be held at Capella Hotel'. Print Edition | Subscribe