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The location for Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s historic meeting has finally been revealed

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The location for the historic summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has been revealed.

The US president and the North Korean leader will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore for nuclear talks next week, the White House said.

Sentosa Island in Singapore is known for its luxury resorts (Picture: Rex)
Sentosa Island in Singapore is known for its luxury resorts (Picture: Rex)

The meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.

“We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” she said.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim’s highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for 9am local time on June 12 after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.

Mr Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans, seeking for Mr Kim to give up his nuclear programme, though he stressed last week that the process would likely take longer than a single meeting.

Located a quarter of a mile off the coast of the city-state, Sentosa Island is known for its high-end beach hotels, golf courses and amusement parks.

The US and North Korean leaders will meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island (Picture: PA)
The US and North Korean leaders will meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island (Picture: PA)

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A US advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the summit.

The hotel is known for luxury amenities, impeccable service and, above all, privacy for business and leisure.

Two of the hotel’s buildings were built in the 1880s for British officers based on the island.

On Tuesday evening, workers were painting a fresh coat on the facade, extra security was in place and red carpets were being rolled out at the hotel’s two entrances.

Donald Trump should feel at home among Sentosa Island’s golf resorts (Picture: Rex)
Donald Trump should feel at home among Sentosa Island’s golf resorts (Picture: Rex)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to meet the US president (Picture: Rex)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is set to meet the US president (Picture: Rex)

Officials had also considered the Shangri-La Hotel, which hosts an annual international security summit and was the venue for a 2015 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Mr Trump is expected to stay at that hotel, which is near a major shopping district and less secluded than the island facility chosen for his meeting with Mr Kim.

Before Singapore fell under British rule in the 19th century, Sentosa was known as Pulau Blakang Mati, or the “island behind death”, because of the pirates who traded there.

When Singapore was taken over by Japan in World War II, thousands of Chinese men were shot dead on its beaches, including at Sentosa, now overlooked by the Capella Hotel.

Sentosa was also a prisoner-of-war camp, holding about 400 Allied troops and gunners.

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