Capella hotel a scenic venue, but will be tougher to secure: Experts

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

While the choice of the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa as the meeting place for the American and North Korean leaders will provide a scenic setting for the summit, experts say protecting it will require more security resources than if the event was held in the city.

For one thing, security agencies will have to plan for potential maritime incursions, said Mr Muhammad Faizal Abdul Rahman of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies' (RSIS) Centre of Excellence for National Security.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 07, 2018, with the headline 'Capella hotel a scenic venue, but will be tougher to secure: Experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe