Vastavam web: North Korea’s state media today aired a documentary glorifying Chairman Kim Jong-Un’s visit to Singapore for a historic summit with US President Donald Trump. The 42-minute long video revealed behind-the-scenes footage of Kim’s unprecedented trip, including of him arriving in Singapore on a Chinese plane and lounging in his luxury hotel. It ran edited footage of Kim’s trip to Singapore, following his movements throughout the city-state, from his arrival on Sunday to his departure on Tuesday night. Narrated in the rousing tones of famous North Korean newsreader Ri Chun-hee, the documentary stressed that although Kim had already had “countless” meetings with world leaders, this one had drawn attention from across the world.
Shots of Singaporeans cramming the streets to welcome the North Korean leader were imposed over Ri’s narration, saying Kim was warmly welcomed, CNN reported. As he prepared for his Trump summit, Kim was shown lounging in his luxurious St Regis hotel suite before heading out for his tour of Singapore, which including strolling around the iconic Marina Bay Sands tower.
The camera lingered on smiling Singaporeans straining to take photos of the North Korean leader as he passed them. “Streets were full of people admiring the Supreme leader for his brilliant political skills to lead complex and eventful international politics,” Ri said in her commentary. Kim also paid an unannounced visit to Singapore’s booming port, the footage showed.
The documentary’s heavy focus on Singapore, a prosperous capitalist nation, represents a notable change in tone. North Korean media, tightly controlled by the state, typically refrains from showcasing foreign advancements, the report noted.