Impersonators and kimchi burgers: Businesses capitalize on the Trump-Kim summit

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A man looks at a promotional poster outside a local eatery, Harmony Nasi Lemak, which offers a special Trump Kim-Chi dish to its menu on June 6, 2018 in Singapore.

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A man looks at a promotional poster outside a local eatery, Harmony Nasi Lemak, which offers a special Trump Kim-Chi dish to its menu on June 6, 2018 in Singapore.

He even paid tribute to the U.S. leader’s trade posturing, saying that the dish used U.S. beef “to make Mr. Trump happy.”

As for the hospitality industry, hotels are cashing in on the influx of visitors for the summit.

The Royal Plaza on Scotts, a hotel in the heart of Singapore’s shopping district, has seen about a 20 percent increase in bookings since the summit was first announced in April. Patrick Fiat, general manager of the hotel, said he was expecting more bookings to come in over the weekend and that the occupancy rate should be in “the high 90s.”

That hotel is about a 15 minute walk to the Shangri-La, where Trump is expected to stay, and it’s only a 10 minute walk to the St. Regis, where Kim is reportedly staying.

To commemorate the event, the Royal Plaza created a special kimchi burger, which will only be sold for one week. The dish was only launched on Friday, but Fiat said the burger has increased traffic at the restaurant by 20 percent.

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