Happy Birthday President Trump

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Photo: Paper art by LULO Paper Studio taken at Orchard Library.

We are going to see more of President Trump. He’s coming again in November at the invitation of Our President Halimah for a state visit. 

At this rate, friendship may bloom between our nations. The last time a US President visited was President George W Bush. President Obama came when we hosted APEC but rushed out, not accepting a state visit. We didnt take it personally.

At lunch today, our leaders celebrated President Trump’s birthday ahead of time!

Happy Birthday President Trump and we wish you a fruitful and abundant meeting tomorrow with President Kim at Capella Hotel.

More photos here:
https://www.straitstimes.com/multimedia/photos/in-pictures-pm-lee-has-bilateral-meeting-working-lunch-with-donald-trump

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/us-president-donald-trump-heads-to-istana-for-meeting-with-prime-minister-lee-hsien-loong

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/president-trump-accepts-invitation-state-visit-to-singapore-10419660

Gardens by the Bay Begonia display

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Sprucing up ahead of the Trump-Kim Summit, the team at Gardens by the Bay.

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34 views of the Supertrees.

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Cool and comfortable. Cloud forest.

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Lego display of Rafflesia.

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At the Flower Dome.

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Begonia display

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Update: President Kim Jong Un visited the Gardens indeed on 11 June 2018. Excellent choice.

Its so hot today. Best place to chill is at the Gardens by the Bay!

The annual membership card @$34 is at 50% discount. Includes free 2hr parking. Get one for your family and for your domestic helper!

Apply online.
http://m.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/join-us/friends-of-the-gardens/membership-plans.html

Whats a little inconvenience – if it puts an end to North/ South Korea conflict?

Road blocks from 10-14 Jun 2018 – I am affected!  Which means we are going to just huddle in front of the TV during the week and watch the news and avoid the traffic jam.

If it puts an end to the North and South Korean conflict, whats a little inconvenience. Think of the families divided by the war who have not seen each other. ( Businesses may suffer as tourists avoid Sentosa. Its temporary. The journalists will be gone by 14 Jun.)

So party now like there is no tomorrow.

Thank God that while Singapore is small, we are not tiny as Yogi Berra will say.

Where to go to avoid the road blocks:
Stay at home
East Coast park
Hort Park
Raffles Place
Marina Bay Financial Centre
Gardens by the Bay
Jurong – Bird Park, River Safari, Zoo, Night Safari (looks like they are not going there)
Chinatown
Balestier/ Whampoa road
Geylang for durians
Orchard road – take the MRT, dont drive (but avoid Scotts Road)

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Affected roads and with road blocks/checks are:

Near Sentosa:

1)    Harbourfront Pl
2)    Harbourfront Ave
3)    Telok Blangah Rd (encompassing the Seah Im Carpark, Seah Im Food Centre, Marang road Carpark)
4)    Marang Road
5)    West Coast Highway

Town:
(Looks like they are at Shangrila Hotel)
6)    Grange Rd
7)    Chatsworth Rd
8)    Chatsworth Ave
9)    Tanglin Rd
10) Ridley Pk
11) Loewen Rd
12) Harding Rd
13) Minden Rd
14) Cluny Rd
15)  Evans Rd
16)  Bukit Timah Rd
17)  Scotts Rd
18)  Paterson Rd
19)  Paterson Hill

Sentosa Island:
1)    Siloso Beach View
2)    Beach View
3)    Siloso Road
4)    Garden Ave
5)    Sentosa Gateway
6)    Entrance of Sentosa Gateway
7)    Sentosa Gateway
8)    Gateway Ave
9)    Artillery Ave
10) Allanbrooke Rd
11) Tanjong Beach Walk
12) Palawan Beach beach front

more info:
http://www.police.gov.sg/news-and-publications/media-releases/20180606_others_Declaration_of_the_summit