Trump-Kim summit: Sentosa gazetted as special event area

PHOTO: Ministry of Home Affairs

The island of Sentosa and several offshore islands have been gazetted as a special event area for the upcoming summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 12 June.

The order was issued by Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Pang Kin Keong on Tuesday (5 June).

In a separate order issued by Commissioner of Police Hoong Wee Teck, an area within the island was also gazetted as a special zone.

Within the zone, police are given special powers to search individuals and their possessions, while items such as banners and loud hailers are prohibited.

PHOTO: Ministry of Home Affairs

The special zone includes luxury resort Capella, reportedly a possible venue for the summit.

When a Yahoo News Singapore reporter visited Sentosa on Tuesday afternoon, she was stopped at the start of the road leading to the Capella by an individual, who cited “a private event” and declined to elaborate.

On Monday, the Tanglin area was also gazetted for next week’s summit.

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