The US President is at Singapore's government house with the country's leader Lee Hsien Loong finalising preparations before the historic Trump-Kim summit. It will be the first time a sitting USA president has met with a North Korean leader.
In tamping down expectations, Trump himself has described this initial meeting as the start of a process. Trump and Kim lookalikes held a summit of their own at a local shopping mall, while one bistro is offering a libation known as the Trump-Kim "Bromance:" Beer, tequila, diet Coke and the Korean distilled rice liquor known as soju.
With few sources of information other than the state-run media, gossip and word of mouth, most North Koreans are still largely in the dark about the momentous - and potentially life-changing - events that are about to take place outside of their isolated nation.
Earlier, North Korean media confirmed that Washington and Pyongyang will discuss denuclearisation.
While the White House update detailed the size of the meeting, the expected length of the meeting hasn't been released.
But analysts who closely watch North Korea believe it is unlikely Kim would have come to Singapore without being confident of the arsenal's security - and the ability to order its use.
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Even so, the summit continues to be a sensitive topic in North Korea and it is hard - even more so than usual - to get people to express opinions about it.
Visitors to Sentosa who are entering the island via cable cars can expect to encounter bag checks or be diverted from existing gantry lanes on the Sentosa's Gateway from Tuesday to Wednesday (12-13 June) as part of enhanced security measures for the upcoming Trump-Kim summit. President's Trump team, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and National Security Adviser John R. Bolton, will join an expanded meeting. But Trump has lashed out at reporters for suggesting that the meeting with Kim will result in him giving up any negotiating leverage.
Kim's summit with Trump has captured intense global attention after a turn to diplomacy in recent months after serious fears of war previous year amid North Korean nuclear and missile tests.
Just meeting with Mr. Trump will also give Kim a recognition North Korea has long sought, setting him up as global player and equal to the US domestically and, internationally, as the leader of a "normal country" worthy of respect.
"I think within the first minute I'll know", Trump said.
"I feel that Kim Jong-Un wants to do something great for his people".