Sentosa businesses, residents prepare for inconveniences during Trump-Kim summit

The White House says the upcoming summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held on Singapore's southern island of Sentosa. It's a holiday hotspot. But experts say the venue is also a smart choice for security reasons.
Additional security cameras were seen being put up on Sentosa ahead of the summit. A queue of cars (above) in Sentosa Cove yesterday amid heightened security. At Capella hotel (right), security staff were stationed at the entrance to screen visitors.
A queue of cars (above) in Sentosa Cove yesterday amid heightened security. ST PHOTOS: SONG TAO, BENJAMIN SEETOR
Additional security cameras were seen being put up on Sentosa ahead of the summit. A queue of cars (above) in Sentosa Cove yesterday amid heightened security. At Capella hotel (right), security staff were stationed at the entrance to screen visitors.
At Capella hotel (above), security staff were stationed at the entrance to screen visitors.ST PHOTOS: SONG TAO, BENJAMIN SEETOR
Additional security cameras were seen being put up on Sentosa ahead of the summit. A queue of cars (above) in Sentosa Cove yesterday amid heightened security. At Capella hotel (right), security staff were stationed at the entrance to screen visitors.
Additional security cameras were seen being put up on Sentosa ahead of the summit. ST PHOTO: BENJAMIN SEETOR

As Singapore prepares to ramp up security on Sentosa Island ahead of Tuesday's historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, some of those who live, work and operate tours on the resort island say they are concerned about how the security arrangements will affect them.

Businesses said that June is the beginning of the peak period for Sentosa, which attracts some 19 million visitors annually.

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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 'Sentosa businesses, residents prepare for inconveniences'. Print Edition | Subscribe