As former colonizers of Singapore, you’d think the British would have a clear grasp on our geography. Look, we get that we’re in the midst of a furious news cycle and media outlets need to churn out these things as fast as they can — but can you at least get the map of Singapore right, BBC News?
According to this graphic apparently acquired from Google, the whole summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be contained on the island of Sentosa. BBC believes that Kim will be staying at the St Regis Hotel (correct) which is located on the eastern coast of Sentosa (wrong). BBC also believes that Trump is staying at the Shangri-La Hotel (correct), which is located on the western tip of Sentosa (semi-wrong, because there is a Shangri-La resort there, but Trump’s staying on the mainland).
Both the St. Regis and Shangri-La are located in the Tanglin area, just off Orchard Road. Surely part of the $20 million cost used to ramp up security in the Tanglin area would help put the zone on the map?
At least they got Capella Hotel right. That’s where the two leaders will meet for the first time tomorrow. So, uh, props to BBC for that.
Here, we fixed that map, and yes, you’re very welcome.