Why Kim Jong-un has brought his own toilet to summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has reportedly brought a rather personal item with him to Singapore for the summit, to thwart any would-be spies.

Kim, who is in Singapore for an historic meeting with Donald Trump, brought his own toilet to stop “sewer divers” from analysing his waste, South Korean media outlet Chosun reported.

Former North Korean guard Lee Yun Keol said the extreme measure was to stop foreigners from discovering sensitive information about the leader’s health.

Kim Jong-un arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore on one of three planes sent from Pyongyang. Source: Getty

“Rather than using a public toilet, the leader of North Korea has a personal toilet that follows him around when he travels,” he told the Washington Post.

“The leader’s excretions contain information about his health status so they can’t be left behind.”

The heightened security measures were also applied to Kim’s arrival into Singapore, with three planes arriving from Pyongyang on Sunday in an elaborate decoy set up.

One of the planes reportedly carried Kim’s bullet-proof stretch limousine, along with food for the trip and the prized Portaloo.


Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump shake hands at the historic summit at the Capella Hotel in Singapore. Source: 7 News

The portable toilet first featured at the inter-Korean summit with Moon Jae-in, South Korea’s president, in April.

The historic summit on Singapore’s Sentosa Island is the first meeting between the two leaders following decades of hostility and threat of nuclear confrontation between the two nations.