Area around Shangri-La Hotel cordoned off as ‘special event area’ for Trump-Kim summit

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According to an order in the Governement Gazette, Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Pang Kin Keong has said that the area around Shangri-La Hotel Singapore has been designated as a special event area.

This is in lieu of the summit to take place on 12 June, between President of the United States Donald Trump and leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un.

The cordoning off of the area is also due to extra security measures that will be in place from 10 June to 14 June.

The public order also states that, the summit “may consist of a series of meetings between representatives of the United States of America and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and includes any lead-in activities and social events connected with the Summit.

On the same day, another order was made Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck, declaring a “special zone” within the special event area, where there are enhanced police powers, as well as tighter security. The smaller zone covers areas including Claymore Road, Cuscaden Road, and parts of Nassim Road and Grange Road.

As to the designated location of the summit, there has been no confirmation yet, however Shangri-La hotel has been said to be the likely venue, amidst speculation about other high-end hotels such as St Regis Singapore and Four Seasons Hotel Singapore and the Fullerton Hotel.

Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs

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