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[Photo News] Kim Jong-un rides Air China, Mercedes-Benz in Singapore ahead of summit with Trump

By Lim Jeong-yeo
  • Published : Jun 10, 2018 - 19:28
  • Updated : Jun 10, 2018 - 21:03
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un chose to ride in an Air China plane to Singapore, Sunday, ahead of the historic summit with US President Donald Trump, scheduled for Tuesday.

Three aircraft departed from Pyongyang Sunday, diverting attention from the one carrying Kim. Kim’s usual mode of travel, a private jet called Chammae 1, was one of the decoys.

The Air China Boeing 747 carrying Kim was the first to arrive at around 2:40 p.m. Singapore time. Singapore is an hour behind Korea.

Kim’s sister Kim Yo-jong arrived in Chammae 1 and joined him.

From Singapore’s Changi Airport, Kim traveled with his entourage in a BMW7 limousine to St. Regis Hotel, where he will be staying during the trip.


People in Singapore take pictures of the Air China carrier believed to be carrying North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un as it approaches to land. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un arrived in Air China Boeing 747. (Reuters-Yonhap)
A handout photo taken by Ministry of Communications and Information of Singapore on June 10, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arriving at Singapore International airport in Singapore. (AFP-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un is greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan upon his arrival. (AFP-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un at the Changi International Airport. (AP-Yonhap)
North Korean security personnel run next to a motorcade believed to be carrying North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un. (Reuters-Yonhap)
The motorcade carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un heads into the city out of the airport after he touched down in Singapore. (EPA-Yonhap)
The North Korean motorcade, believed to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, travels along Singapore's Orchard Road. (AP-Yonhap)
Crowds watch the North Korean motorcade carrying Kim Jong-un as it travels down Singapore's Orchard Boulevard on its way to the St. Regis Hotel. (AP-Yonhap)
The North Korean Motorcade carrying Kim Jong Un travels past Singapore's Orchard Road on its way to the St Regis Hotel Sunday. (AP-Yonhap)
North Korean security personnel arrive at the St Regis hotel, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will stay, ahead of his expected arrival. (EPA-Yonhap)
North Korean security personnel are stationed at the St Regis hotel, where North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will stay. (AP-Yonhap)
A member of the North Korean security personnel wears a pin as he waits for the arrival of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un at St Regis hotel in Singapore. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Journalists and onlookers watch the motorcade carrying North Koran leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) arriving at the St. Regis hotel. (AFP-Yonhap)
Bystanders look at the bulletproof car carrying Kim Jong-un. (AFP-Yonhap)
Singaporean Police officers stand guard in front of the Istana Presidential Palace, where North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will meet. (EPA-Yonhap)
Singaporeans gather in front of the Istana Presidential Palace. (EPA-Yonhap)
People take photographs while police vehicles escort the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as it makes its way to the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un makes way to the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Police vehicles escort as the motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un makes its way to the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana in Singapore. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un and Lee Hsien Loong flash grins for the camera. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un meets with Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un meets Singapore`s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the presidential palace of Istana in Singapore. (Reuters-Yonhap)
A close-up of Kim Jong-un as he speaks to Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (AP-Yonhap)
 
Kim Jong-un's entourage pictured together with Kim and Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. (EPA-Yonhap)
Police officers escorting the motorcade of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un park after he arrives at the Istana, or Presidential Palace, in Singapore. (AP-Yonhap)

Ri Su-yong, a member of the North Korean delegation, walks in the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Yong-chol, a close aide to North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, walks in the Istana. (Reuters-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un leaves the Istana. (AFP-Yonhap)
Kim Jong-un leaves the Istana, or Presidential Palace, in Singapore. (AP-Yonhap)
Chauffeur of Kim Jong-un's Mercedes Benz visible in this shot. (Reuters-Yonhap)
A North Korean cameraman reacts as he is chased by media outside St Regis hotel. (Reuters-Yonhap)


By Lim Jeong-yeo (kaylalim@heraldcorp.com)