Trump-Kim Singapore summit

Special zone within event area to have stricter security checks

The declaration of the Tanglin area surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel as a "special event area" has led some to speculate that it will be the venue of the historic summit.
The declaration of the Tanglin area surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel as a "special event area" has led some to speculate that it will be the venue of the historic summit.ST PHOTO: SEAH KWANG PENG

Some experts say Shangri-La likely summit venue, others say it could be a decoy

The Government has declared the Tanglin area surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel a "special event area" for the upcoming summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

While some observers say this has raised the likelihood of the hotel being the venue of the historic summit, others think the Shangri-La could be where one of the two men will be staying, or even a "decoy" altogether.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2018, with the headline 'Special zone within event area to have stricter security checks'. Print Edition | Subscribe