On Tuesday two of the most inflammatory world leaders on the political circuit sat down in the luxurious Capella Hotel on Sentosa island. Media coverage leading up to the main event was laden with the kind of hype usually reserved for boxers, because the political heavyweights have already traded vicious verbal blows on the international stage. Trump has labelled his counterpart ‘Rocket Man’ while Kim Jong-Un has threatened to attack the US territory of Guam.
But aside from an enthralling meeting, most probably focused on nuclear disarmament, the peace summit also became a monster event complete with a bizarre sideshow.
The Secret Loo of Kim Jong-Un
It seems that extreme measures have been taken to keep knowledge of Kim Jong-Un’s bowel movements out of enemy hands. North Korea’s supreme leader has reportedly travelled to Singapore with a portable toilet, according to Chosun, a South Korean newspaper. While an exact description of the private privy hasn’t been revealed, the purpose of the top secret loo is to “deny determined sewer-divers insights into the supreme leader’s stools,” the news outlet said.
Singapore Footing the $20m Bill?
The meeting won’t be cheap. Kim Jong-Un will stay at the St Regis Hotel, which costs around $9,000 per night. Meanwhile, the US President is being put up 850 meters away in the swanky Shangri La hotel. The bill will, almost certainly, pass both leaders by, however, as the Singapore government has promised to pick up the expected $20 million tab. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the cost of the summit, including the considerable price of beefing up security, is something the country is willing to pay.