Saturday , September 18 2021

With flowers on guns, Singapore gets ready for Trump-Kim ‘peace meet’

Over 60 of Fort Siloso’s cannons were decorated with white liliums, pink and champaign eustomas, gerberas and olives which symbolise various aspects of peace.

“This event, actually, is a symbolic gesture of peace in honour of the upcoming summit which is happening from Tuesday onwards. So what we are doing here is basically decorate all our guns with peace flowers. So all these flowers actually carry the meaning of peace and internationally if you can see in various war memorials or some of the events, these flowers actually play a very significant meaning,” Sentosa Development Corporation Environmental Management Director Grace Lee said.

Outside the Capella hotel in Sentosa island where the summit on June 12 will be held, several tourists took photos of the hotel sign in anticipation of the meeting.

One tourist said they were expecting tighter security in the coming days, but hoped the summit will have good results. “We thought we’ll come try and see where the summit will be held. It’s a historic site, no meeting has happened in 50 years I think so why not come and see where it’s going to happen. I’d go home and tell my family about it, and why not check it out,” 22-year old Nicholas Mehta said.

Ahead of the summit, Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister K. Shanumgam said security measures were in place for a successful summit.

“Both take security very seriously, their leaders are high profile targets, they believe that we,Singapore can provide a safe secure venue. And they have confidence in our neutrality, so it’s a major show of confidence in Singapore and we, in terms of security have mobilized thousands of officers for this event to provide security. We’ve even recalled NS men,” he informed.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are set to have a historic meeting, with talks on denuclearisation of North Korea in exchange for economic help will be on the table.

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