US-North Korea summit to be held at Sentosa island’s Capella hotel

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US-North Korea summit to be held at Sentosa island’s Capella hotel

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are set to meet at the luxury Capella hotel on Sentosa island.

The White House confirmed the venue detail for the off-on 12 June summit, now back on having been called off two weeks ago by President Trump.

A flurry of contacts between the two sides has since seen the meeting put back on track.

President Trump said on Tuesday that plans were “moving along very nicely”.

The summit would represent the first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.

The two leaders are likely to stay in other, separate hotels, with Singapore’s Straits Times suggesting President Trump will likely be at the Shangri-La Hotel, where US presidents have stayed before, while Mr Kim will probably stay at the St Regis Singapore.

The two hotels are on the main island, near the Orchard Road shopping strip.

Sentosa is a 500-hecatare island, one of 63 islands that make up Singapore. Its location, just off the mainland, makes it a secure venue.

The 30-acre, 112-room Capella resort, is situated in tropical rainforest and was designed by British architect Norman Foster.

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