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Trump, Kim likely to choose Hanoi for second summit, report says

SINGAPORE (Jan 7):US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could meet in Vietnam’s capital for their second summit on Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions, the South Korean newspaper Munhwa Ilbo said.

Singapore hotels emerge winners from Trump-Kim summit

SINGAPORE (July 23): The June meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has proven an unequivocal success -- for Singapore’s hoteliers that is.

Hotel occupancy in the Southeast Asian city-state reached 81% in the April-to-June period, higher than the average 70% in Asia Pacific and Singapore’s best second-quarter rate since 2013, according to research firm STR. The strong performance comes even after growth in Singapore’s hotel room supply, the consultancy said in an email.

Here's what Trump and Kim signed today in Singapore

SINGAPORE (June 6): Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a document Tuesday asserting that the US president would provide unspecified “security guarantees” to Kim in exchange for the North Korean leader’s “unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”

The two leaders signed copies of the document, in Korean and English, at a signing ceremony to conclude their summit in Singapore -- the first ever meeting of the North Korean and US heads of state.

Trump tells Kim a 'terrific relationship' beckons as summit begins

SINGAPORE (June 12): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump shook hands and smiled cautiously as they met at their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday, in which the two men will look for ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former US President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China.

Trump and Kim can learn a thing or two from Singapore

(June 12): US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are spending such a short amount of time in Singapore this week. Maybe they should stick around longer to see what makes its economy tick. Singapore is an especially wealthy nation, with a per capita income of about US$90,000 ($120,100), well above that of the US But how is this prosperity maintained, and why has Singapore commanded so much admiration from liberals and conservatives alike?

North Korea's Kim enjoys Singapore sites on eve of historic summit with Trump

SINGAPORE (June 11): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who rarely ventures outside his isolated country, visited tourist sites on Singapore's waterfront on Monday, hours before a historic summit with US President Donald Trump.

Trump said earlier the Tuesday summit with Kim on a Singapore resort island could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

Trump lands in Singapore to see if gamble on Kim can pay off

(June 10): President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the dictator’s fear of relinquishing his nuclear threat.

Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un arrive in Singapore ahead of historic summit

(June 10): President Donald Trump is about to see whether his bet on North Korea will pay off: that Kim Jong Un’s desire to end his country’s economic strangulation and pariah status will prevail over the dictator’s fear of relinquishing his nuclear threat.

Will Kim-Trump powwow lure more visitors to Singapore?

SINGAPORE (June 8): The historic Trump-Kim Summit is scheduled to be hold on June 12 at Sentosa Capella Hotel.

Also, prestigious hotels in Singapore, such as Shangri-La and St Regis, have also been marked as “special event areas”.

In a Thursday report, CGS-CIMB Research analyst Lim Siew Khee says, “We think the heightened security measures in the gazetted areas (Sentosa Island and Orchard area) could slightly disrupt hotel occupancy and footfall over the four to five days of the Trump-Kim summit.”

Trump-Kim meeting leads to booking crunch at Singapore's hotels and restaurants

(June 4): Of all Singapore’s big hotels, only one shows all its rooms and restaurants are blocked out for the week surrounding June 12, when US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet in the city.

The booking crunch at the Capella, which sits in the middle of 30 acres of lawns and rainforest on the resort island of Sentosa, just south of the city, is among a handful of overt signs that Singapore is preparing for one of the most controversial summits since the end of the Cold War.

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