'Trump-Kim' act turns up at Bugis Junction Mall

Ahead of the Trump-Kim Singapore summit on June 12, Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators held a meet-and-greet session at Bugis Junction, charging $10 for photos.
Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X (right) and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan shaking hands as they make an appearance at Bugis Junction Mall, on June 9, 2018.
Kim Jong Un impersonator Howard X (right) and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan shaking hands as they make an appearance at Bugis Junction Mall, on June 9, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
The Donald Trump impersonator, Dennis Alan, came clad in a navy suit and a red tie with an American flag pin.
The Donald Trump impersonator, Dennis Alan, came clad in a navy suit and a red tie with an American flag pin. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Decked in a black Mao-style suit with a North Korean flag pin and thick-rimmed glasses, the Hong Kong-based Kim impersonator, known as Howard X, did not miss a beat with his performance which came complete with the North Korean leader's signature han
Decked in a black Mao-style suit with a North Korean flag pin and thick-rimmed glasses, the Hong Kong-based Kim impersonator, known as Howard X, did not miss a beat with his performance which came complete with the North Korean leader's signature hand wave. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
Trump and Kim impersonators hugging each other during a meet-the-fan session at Bugis Junction Mall, on June 9, 2018.
Trump and Kim impersonators hugging each other during a meet-the-fan session at Bugis Junction Mall, on June 9, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - Would one gladly pay for a selfie with United States President Donald Trump or North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?

Well, $10 at least will get you a picture with their lookalike.

 

About 100 fans gathered at Bugis Junction Mall on Saturday (June 9) afternoon to meet and take pictures with the impersonators, who made headlines in February when they appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

The meet-the-fan session at Bugis Junction, dubbed The "Real" Trump Kim Summit, was held ahead of the historic meeting between the two leaders on Tuesday (June 12).

The "summit" at the shopping mall was hosted by Vybes, a global start-up headquartered in Singapore. The company says its mission is to "connect influencers to their fans in a unique way."

Each selfie with one impersonator cost $10 while a selfie with both came with a discount - $15.

Tickets had to be purchased beforehand through the Vybes app.

Decked in a black Mao-style suit with a North Korean flag pin and thick-rimmed glasses, the Hong Kong-based Kim impersonator, known as Howard X, did not miss a beat with his performance which came complete with the North Korean leader's signature hand wave. Howard, who is in his late 30s, sported a similar slicked back hairstyle to that of Mr Kim.

 
 
 
 

The Donald Trump impersonator, Dennis Alan, came clad in a navy suit and a red tie with an American flag pin.

The 64-year-old from Chicago completed the look with his blond hair parted to the side, similar to Mr Trump.

When asked about his opinion of Singapore, the Kim impersonator quipped: "It's just like Pyongyang but with really, really good food."

The Trump impersonator was similarly upbeat about Singapore.

"I'm here in the middle of a country where capitalism is absolutely raging.

"Everyone is smiling. I haven't seen any despair," he said.

Fans hoping to catch the Trump-Kim impersonators can still do so at the same venue on Sunday (June 10).