Waiting for Kim

Crowds wait for Kim’s motorcade at Sentosa Gateway // Peter Guest

Singapore’s Sentosa island—a notoriously expensive and plasticised tourist destination—vibrated with a strange energy yesterday as US president Donald Trump and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un met at the Capella Hotel to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. The world’s media descended on the city-state, which, characteristically, kept them at arm’s length.

 

Crowds wait for Kim’s motorcade at Sentosa Gateway // Peter Guest

 

South Korean media wait outside the Capella Hotel // Peter Guest

 

Media wait outside the Capella Hotel as Trump and Kim meet // Peter Guest

 

With no action at the hotel, every potential interviewee is mobbed // Peter Guest

 

Peace activist Peter Wong outside the Capella Hotel // Peter Guest

 

Media wait, and wait, and wait outside the Capella Hotel // Peter Guest

 

Kim’s motorcade returns to the Regis Hotel on Orchard Road // Peter Guest

 

Peter Guest is a Singapore-based journalist.

June 11, 2018
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