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Trump-Kim Summit Cost Singapore $16 Million

Most of the money was spent on security measures.

Singapore says it spent $S16.3 million ($A16.3 million) on hosting the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals.

Most of the money went on security, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, without giving a detailed breakdown.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong had earlier estimated the event cost Singapore $S20 million. Foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan had said that included the cost of Kim's hotel room.

The meeting cost $26 million. Image: Getty Images.

Those reports drew anger from some Singaporeans on social media - though one commentator said it was a small price to pay - the cost of a chicken-rice dish for each citizen - to contribute to regional peace.

Marketing experts said the publicity generated from hosting the summit could be worth more than 10 times the cost to the tiny Southeast Asian city-state.

Trump and Kim spent each spent three days in Singapore for the June 12 summit where the two pledged to work on ending North Korea's nuclear program and improve ties.