Trump-Kim Singapore summit is mega donor’s dream scenario Katsuji Nakazawa, Nikkei Asian Review · May 13, 2018 at 8:39 pm After intense diplomacy involving Chinese President Xi Jinping, the venue of the historic meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was decided: Singapore. The choice of location for the June 12 meeting came down to a series of factors. North Korea has an embassy there. The surrounding waters make it easy to protect. The tropical city-state is close enough for Kim’s plane to make a direct flight. But another factor that resonated with both Trump and Kim was the presence of a casino, the Marina Bay Sands. Not that either plans on sitting down at a blackjack table, but because holding the meeting there, or close to the resort, has benefits for both leaders.