Expectations for the summit were being tempered by South Korean president Moon Jae-in, who said: "The deep-rooted hostile relationship and the North Korean nuclear issue can not be resolved in one single action in a meeting between leaders".
Singapore has spent $S20 million hosting the summit, half of that on security costs, with Lee saying it was "in our profound interest" to contribute to such an global endeavour.
North Korean state media has confirmed that the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. will focus on ensuring permanent peace and a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula in Singapore.
Word does get around, however, and the prospect of a meeting between Kim and Trump had already been on the public's radar.
Today, Sung Kim, a former USA ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear negotiator with the North, will lead a United States delegation for a working group with a North Korean delegation at the Ritz Carlton hotel, Ms Sanders said.
Another Pyongyang report quoting Kim Yong-nam, the nominal head of state, as telling leader Kim to achieve outstanding outcomes from the summit with the U.S. has also drawn attention.
Trump expressed optimism about Tuesday's meeting during a working lunch with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and aides to both leaders.
Kim arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport after his longest trip overseas as head of state wearing his trademark dark Maoist suit and distinctive high cut hairstyle.
Singapore will spend about 20 million dollars to host the historic summit between Trump and Kim, Prime Minister Loong revealed.
The comment can be dismissed as casual optimism characteristic of the USA leader, but the watchers interpreted it as suggesting that the atmosphere in their last-minute negotiations on denuclearization may not be discouraging.
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Trump flew into Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base on Sunday aboard Air Force One.
The United States and North Korea have been in a technical state of war for decades after the eruption of the 1950-1953 Korean War, which pitted U.S. -led U.N. troops backing Seoul against Pyongyang's forces that were aided by China.
"It's never been done before", Trump said of a U.S.
It's unclear what Trump and Kim might decide Tuesday.
Officials who arrived with Trump include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Trump continued to tweet angrily at Trudeau from Singapore, saying Monday "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".
It also offered a list of Pyongyang's talking points, saying Kim and Trump will exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on establishing a new relationship, the issue of building a "permanent and durable peace mechanism" and realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
But many, if not all analysts, say that this is highly unlikely, given how hard it has been for Kim to build his program and that the weapons are seen as the only protection he has.
Any nuclear deal will hinge on North Korea's willingness to allow unfettered outside inspections of the country's warheads and nuclear fuel, much of which is likely kept in a vast complex of underground facilities. Progress could lead to a peace treaty and formally end a state of war on the Korean Peninsula, which has persisted for almost 70 years.
Traffic was held up in the steamy midday sun and scores of bystanders were penned in by police when Trump went to meet Lee. North Korea's Kim landed Singapore's Changi Airport earlier on Sunday, in his longest trip overseas as head of state.
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The two leaders met on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the coastal Chinese city of Qingdao. Putin's remarks follow a report that White House officials were working toward setting up a meeting.
Reducing the threat of conflict is the initial goal, which could be followed by cultural, humanitarian and economic steps. South Koreans have been split between hope and doubt after seeing the seesaw developments leading up to the summit.
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