Trump-Kim summit: Plane spotters eager to capture leaders' arrival

Aviation enthusiasts on Changi Beach taking photos of a North Korean plane landing at Changi Airport on June 10, 2018.
Aviation enthusiasts on Changi Beach taking photos of a North Korean plane landing at Changi Airport on June 10, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/KOK CHWEE SIM
North Korean planes are seen on the tarmac in Changi Airport on June 10, 2018.
North Korean planes are seen on the tarmac in Changi Airport on June 10, 2018.ST PHOTO: FABIAN KOH

Fifty plane spotters, including several who had flown in from Japan, China, Indonesia and even as far as Canada, were seen at Changi Beach on Sunday (June 10) trying capture the arrivals of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leadear Kim Jong Un.

Especially exciting for the plane spotters: the rare prospect of seeing two Russian-made planes - the IL-76 cargo aircraft and IL-62 passenger jet that took Mr Kim to China last month.

Mr Kok Chwee Sim, who has been taking aircraft photographs for more than 30 years, said: "We were a trigger-happy bunch and when the clicking stopped, there were smiles all round and high fives.

"It had been a good day and we all headed home for some rest and food."