Kim Jong Un wasted no time checking out the Singapore nightlife after arriving in unique style for the historic summit with President Trump, stepping out late Monday night local time with a phalanx of North Korean wingmen.
Video of the portly potentate prowling the streets of the host city was released live, and showed Kim greeting tourists, taking selfies and visiting sights in the late evening after leaving St. Regis Hotel. The dictator rarely ventures out of the Hermit Kingdom, and has never traveled out of the country in the style seen on the current trip.
Kim went to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, accompanied with Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung. Balakrishnan posted a selfie of the trio on Facebook with the caption: “#Jalanjalan #guesswhere?”
Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong and other top deputies joined the North Korean leader to visit the observation deck at the Marina Bay Sands integrated resorts. His mini tour of Singapore’s iconic attractions came to and end around 11:20 p.m., when he returned to the luxury hotel, the Singapore Straits Times reported.
Kim arrived at Changi Airport on Sunday after boarding an Air China Boeing 747 plane in Pyongyang, Yonhap News Agency reported. Though the despot’s travels were largely publicized upon his arrival for the historic summit with President Trump, details about his departure remained shrouded in secrecy, especially in North Korea, until Monday.
“Tension was very high in North Korea, hence the secrecy,” a diplomatic source told Chosun Ilbo on Monday.
From AP through Yahoo News