Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore before Trump; will meet with PM Lee today

Chairman Kim greeted by Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. Photo: Vivian Balakrishnan / Facebook

Air Force Un has landed, we repeat, Air Force Un has landed. According to Channel NewsAsia, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore around 2:35pm today at Changi Airport, and way before his US counterpart’s expected arrival tonight at 8:35pm.

He arrived in an Air China Boeing 747 aircraft, reported The Straits Times.

Road closures will be going into effect along the vicinity of Changi Airport towards Tanglin Road. To be exact, Kim’s motorcade will be heading over to The St. Regis — the upscale Orchard Road hotel (with butler service) expected to be his abode ahead of the summit with President Trump on Tuesday.

The Straits Times reported that a Russian-made cargo plane believed to have carried food, weapons, and vehicular supplies for Kim arrived earlier today at Changi Airport just after 12:30pm. Refrigerator trucks were on standby at the airport since 10am, and it’s believed that they will transport the goods to St. Regis.

Kim is likely to be driven around in an armored BMW 7 Series sedan and will be surrounded by a motorcade consisting of several luxury cars flown in from North Korea. His delegation is expected to comprise over 100 government officials, including Kim’s bodyguards, who famously trotted alongside his limo during a summit in South Korea. It’s unclear if the suit-clad lads will be doing the same thing all the way from Changi Airport to Orchard Road, but it’ll sure be funny if they did.

Kim is due to meet Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today, while Trump will meet up with the Singaporean premier tomorrow.

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