Video: Kim Jong-un Takes Surprise Tour of Downtown Singapore

Kim Jong Un
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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un embarked on a tour of downtown Singapore Monday evening, surprising residents on the eve of the historic summit with President Donald Trump.

After staying out of public view at the St. Regis hotel for most of the day, Kim ventured out in the evening for a city tour that included the well-known tourist spot Gardens by the Bay.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan posted a selfie of him and a smiling Kim wearing his trademark dark Mao-style suit. Flanked by bodyguards, Kim also visited the Marina Bay Sands resort.

Video of the North Korean dictator touring Singapore is making the rounds on social media.

The summit — the first ever between a sitting American president and North Korea’s leader — will begin at 9 a.m., the White House has confirmed. After greeting each other, the two leaders planned to sit for a one-on-one meeting that a U.S. official said could last up to two hours, with only translators joining them. The official was not authorized to discuss the plans and insisted on anonymity.

The White House said the daylong summit would also include a working lunch and a larger meeting including aides to both leaders. On the U.S. side, Trump is to be joined by Pompeo, chief of staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser John Bolton, and U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, along with several others.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.