A moveable feast for Trump and Kim: Singapore has much to offer as host

Singapore has much to offer as host of the landmark summit next month

"Austria, a small and neutral state," its Federal President Adolf Scharf said in May 1961, "does not take part in the summit itself but the Austrians and the Viennese want to do everything they can to ease the implementation of the talks, and to make the encounter between the participants pleasant and comfortable."

Those words set the stage for the historic first meeting between newly elected United States President John Kennedy and the mercurial Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 11, 2018, with the headline 'A moveable feast for Trump and Kim'. Print Edition | Subscribe