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Singapore's Gurkhas, a police force recruited from a Nepal tribe, will secure the summit of Trump and Kim on June 12

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un summit in Singapore will be protected by men from one of the fiercest warrior tribes in the world , the Gurkhas of Nepal.

Gurkhas serve in the British, Indian and Nepalese armies, as well as in Brunei and Singapore or in the UN Peace Keeping force. They are recruited at 18 or 19 and serve until they are 45. Gurkhas are closely associated with the Khukuri, a forward-curving Nepalese knife, and have a well known reputation for fearless military prowess. According to custom, the kukri must draw blood every time it is unsheathed. The Gurkha Contingent (GC) of the Singapore Police Force was formed on 9 April 1949. They displayed the courage, self-restraint and professionalism for which they are famous and earned the respect of the society.

Capella-Hotel
Capella Hotel in Singapore

Singapore's Gurkhas are linked to a British tradition that has recruited and paid for elite regiments of soldiers from Nepal for more than 200 years. The White House has confirmed the summit will be held at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's southern island of Sentosa. More than 1 kilometer perimeter off this location, including an area of the sea, was declared a special zone from June 10 to 14 by the Singapore Government. Sentosa Island is known for its high-end beach hotels, golf courses and amusement parks.

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