Billed as a means to build peace on the Korean Peninsula, the meeting of US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has taken on a bizarre sideshow involving lookalikes, a secret toilet and lavish spending.
While millions of people are gearing up to enjoy the World Cup in Russia a separate spectacle on an island resort in Singapore is the event that has commentators and politics buffs salivating.
On Tuesday two of the most inflammatory world leaders on the political circuit will sit down in the luxurious Capella Hotel on Sentosa island.
If the media coverage leading up to the main event feels laden with the kind of hype usually reserved for slugger boxers, well that’s because the political heavyweights have already traded vicious verbal blows on the international stage. Trump has labelled his counterpart ‘Rocket Man’ while Kim Jong-Un has threatened to attack the US territory of Guam.
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But aside from what is expected to be an enthralling meeting, most probably focused on nuclear disarmament, the peace summit has also become a monster event complete with a bizarre sideshow. Here are the eye-catching and jaw-dropping stories coming out ahead of the meeting:
The secret loo of Kim Jong-Un
It seems that extreme measures have been taken to keep knowledge of Kim Jong-Un’s bowel movements out of enemy hands. North Korea’s supreme leader has reportedly travelled to Singapore with a portable toilet, according to Chosun, a South Korean newspaper.
While an exact description of the private privy hasn’t been revealed, the purpose of the top secret loo is to “deny determined sewer-divers insights into the supreme leader’s stools,” the news…