South Koreans have mixed views about the Trump-Kim summit, some hoping that the North will eventually give up its nuclear weapons, while others are sceptical about Pyongyang's intentions or indifferent.. They'll be joined later by their staffs for an expanded meeting and a working lunch.
Of course, inside the hotel and around Sentosa, the advanced party and specialist security teams from North Korea and the US will be sweeping the location ahead of the arrivals of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's Twitter feed was busy during the first day of the summit, sharing photos of different meetings.
The most common prediction that most publications made was, ironically, the unpredictability of the outcome of the Trump-Kim summit, given how both leaders tend to be mavericks.
Not all USA officials have joined Messrs. About 100 reporters and Singapore residents shouted his name and took pictures with phones as Kim visited Marina Bay Sands resort, famed for its rooftop infinity pool overlooking the city.
In a statement, the White House said Mr Trump would speak to the media before departing for the United States at 8:00pm.
"While a summit between Trump and Kim would be historic, it is unlikely to be decisive".
Trump, 71, landed at Paya Lebar Airbase on board Air Force One after cutting short his time at the G7 summit in Canada.
Flattery and Threats Trump, a former real-estate developer, has approached his meeting with Kim like a business negotiation - with flattery, flashy promises and flexible terms juxtaposed with constant threats to walk away from the table.
Along with an extensive security detail, the North Korean leader took his own personal toilet to the meeting.
Rodong Sinmun newspaper also seems to be preparing people for talks with the "enemy", publishing an editorial on North Korea's need to establish relations with other countries. Or, it could amount to little more than a much-photographed handshake.
Any change to North Korean media's day-to-day routine usually signifies that something important is happening.
Delegations from both sides are making final preparations before the meeting.
But last month, Trump abruptly cancelled the Singapore summit, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" by Pyongyang.
As he was trying to build a bridge with Kim, he was smashing longtime alliances with Western allies with his abrasive performance at the G-7. He continued to tweet angrily at Trudeau from Singapore, saying Monday "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".
While the main attraction of the summit will inevitably be the historic meeting between Trump and Kim, that wasn't the first world leader he met with on this trip.