Trump-Kim summit

Scaling beyond the Singapore summit

If a plaque were to go up in Sentosa one day to mark North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's visit to Singapore and his historic summit with US President Donald Trump, what might it say?

A plaque from another epochal moment could offer a clue. Set in the lush grounds of the Asian Civilisations Museum, that plaque commemorates the first and only official visit of China's paramount leader Deng Xiaoping to Singapore in November 1978.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Scaling beyond the Singapore summit'. Print Edition | Subscribe