Singapore is already much-appreciated as a tourist destination, but its recent hosting of the Trump-Kim meeting seems to have upped the ante on Singapore tourism.
If all the places associated with the Trump-Kim summit gain more popularity as tourist attractions, we’ll not be surprised. Just imagine the extent of coverage they received from international media during the summit!
Considering the importance of the event and its possible impact on Singapore tourism, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some facts about Trump and Kim’s visit to Singapore, especially those related to their Singapore city tours and food tours Singapore.
On the night before the event, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who was then staying at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel located at the city center, went on a surprise night-out with his sister and aides.
Interestingly, Kim’s visit to Singapore was his third and the furthest trip from homeland since 2011 when he took over after his father’s death.
President Trump, on the other hand, stayed at the luxurious Shangri-La Hotel at Orchard Road. The hotel earlier hosted President George H.W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
The historical summit was held at Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa resort island off Singapore’s southern coast.
During his surprise Singapore sightseeing, Kim first visited Gardens by the Bay in vicinity to Marina Reservoir. There, the North Korean leader posed for a selfie with two Singapore ministers. The selfie went viral on Twitter within minutes after it was posted. After that, Kim and his group visited Marina Bay Sands hotel.
On his way back to hotel, Kim rambled through the areas surrounding the Merlion, Singapore's unofficial mascot.
On the eve of Trump-Kim summit, many Singapore restaurants launched several themed dishes and drinks influenced by American and Korean cuisines or named after the two leaders. Some of those foods became very popular among foodies and are still in demand.