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Trump visit June 2018

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Trump visit June 2018

Just wondering if the Trump meeting in Singapore on 12 June is likely to impact on tourists. In the past, has such a visit resulted in street closures etc near any of the tourist sites?

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1. Re: Trump visit June 2018

wondering the same :( should i postpone my visit ??

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2. Re: Trump visit June 2018

The last time a sitting US president visited Singapore was President Obama on November 14-15, 2009. Iirc, Air Force One landed at RSAF Paya Lebar Airport. So Changi Airport was not affected. He stayed at the Shangri La Hotel. Shangri La Hotel has always been the "favourite" accommodation/ meeting venue for world leaders and delegates attending high level meetings.

Logistically, roads to / out of Paya Lebar airport would be closed prior to his arrival/ departure and road into/around the Shangri La will be closed while he is in residence.

Other than that, cannot tell much as it depends on his itinerary though, imo, it is unlikely that he will visit any of the tourist sites here.

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3. Re: Trump visit June 2018

Depending on the location. When the Chinese & Taiwanese held their summits here, they met at the NOL Building (1993) & the Shangri-La Hotel (2015). Outside of security measures like vehicle & personnel checkpoints, things were kept very low-key since they were closed-door affairs followed by photo ops with the press (NOL conference room & Shangri-La ballroom respectively). No public disturbance were allowed within the vicinity.

When Singapore was floated as a possibility once more, local wags suggested they may meet at, amongst other suggestions, Seletar Airport (more remote airport than Changi if Kim just wants to fly in & out) or MBS Convention Centre (since Trump's pal Sheldon Adelson owns the place & also suits Trump's love of the limelight).

Edited: 11 May 2018, 14:10
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