Notes from an island: Sweating heavily, White House press corps writes home about Singapore summit

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo prepares to answer questions during a news conference in Singapore, on Monday, June 11, 2018.
US secretary of state Mike Pompeo prepares to answer questions during a news conference in Singapore, on Monday, June 11, 2018.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG
The motorcade of US President Donald Trump travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Singapore June 12, 2018.
The motorcade of US President Donald Trump travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Singapore June 12, 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

Singapore's spotless streets and strict security, onlookers in shorts and flip-flops, and a "dazzling" chandelier in the Istana have been jotted down in the notebooks of US reporters who travelled with President Donald Trump to Singapore.

The journalists, who belong to the White House press corps, are from various US news media who are based in offices within the White House and primarily cover the presidency of the United States. 

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