Trump flew into Singapore Paya Lebar Air Base at 8:21 p.m. local time, where he was greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.
Kim arrived at Changi airport several hours earlier onboard a commercial Air China plane Boeing 747, Kim traveling with him were top officials including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Kim Yong Chol, Kim was also greeted by Balakrishnan.
A reporter asked to trump how he feels about the summit, said very good before get into his limousine and heading to the hotel.
Donald Trump landed here several hours later, having flown from Canada, where he clashed with important U.S. allies in the Group of Seven industrialized nations over trade and tariffs.
Trump and Kim are scheduled to meet face to face Tuesday—the first summit between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader.
A senior U.S. official cautioned against hopes for a breakthrough in Singapore such as a formal end to the Korean War of 1950-53, which ended in an armistice.
U.S. and North Korean officials have engaged in multiple rounds of negotiations—in the U.S., North Korea and at the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean Peninsula—aimed at reaching a denuclearization agreement.
The mere fact of meeting Trump is a diplomatic coup for the young leader, who is seeking to cast himself as a serious statesman on the international stage. Kim’s push for rapprochement has already weakened sanctions, with China relaxing controls.
Kim met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after his arrival, As Kim’s black car arrived at the St Regis hotel, it was almost surrounded by bodyguards in suits running alongside the car. The scene is reminiscent of Kim’s summit with the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, in April when bodyguards flanked Kim’s car as it left the place venue.
At the lobby, grim-faced North Korean security guards warned other hotel guests not to take pictures as Kim walked to his limousine.
Twenty five hundred journalists from around the world registered to cover the event, according to Singapore’s ministry of communications.
Security in the city-state has been placed on high alert and traffic has been slowed to a near-standstill on the roads near the hotels where Kim and Trump are staying. Tuesday’s meeting will take place at the Capella Hotel, on the island resort of Sentosa. The summit will cost Singaporean government more than £11m, Lee said.
Two South Korean journalists were deported on Saturday after they were arrested for trespassing at the home of the North Korean ambassador earlier in the week. A man from a “region country” was denied entry to Singapore after police searched his mobile phone and found he had been searching for information on suicide bombings.