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Trump-Kim Summit To Take Place at Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island

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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting will take place at the five-star Capella Hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed.

The June 12 summit was called off two weeks ago by President Trump but has since been salvaged after a flurry of contacts between the two sides.

On June 5, President Trump said that plans were “moving along very nicely”.

The US wants Kim Jong-un to commit to giving up his nuclear weapons.

However, it is unclear exactly what is on the table for the discussions in Singapore. President Trump has suggested the first meeting will kick off a longer process of negotiations, calling it a “get-to-know-you situation”.

He told reporters: “A lot of relationships being built, a lot of negotiations going on before the trip.

“It’s very important – it’ll be a very important couple of days.”

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

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed on Twitter that the summit would take place at the Capella Hotel.

However, it appears that the two leaders will stay elsewhere. President Trump will likely be at the Shangri-La Hotel, where US presidents have stayed before, while Kim Jong-un will probably stay at the St Regis Singapore, the Straits Times newspaper reports. The two hotels are on the main island, near the famous Orchard Road shopping strip.

Sentosa is one of 63 islands that make up Singapore.

The 500-hectare island, only a short distance from the main island, is home to luxury resorts, private marinas and plush golf clubs.

The island also has a dark history of piracy, bloodshed and war.

Singapore was established as a British trading post in the 19th Century. Its prime location on the major sea route between India and China made it an ideal choice.

Even before British rule, Singapore was a flourishing trade centre, frequented by merchants and traders, as well as pirates.

Sentosa was known at that time as Pulau Blakang Mati, which directly translates as the “island behind death” – a reference to its violent piracy reputation.

The island’s population was mostly Malay, Chinese and the Bugis – seafarers originally from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.


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