US President George W Bush arrived this morning in Singapore, a staunch ally in the fight against terrorism, en route to a gathering of Pacific Rim leaders in Vietnam.
article from Today papers From Paya Lebar Air Base where his plane landed shortly after 7am, Mr Bush, accompanied by First Lady Laura Bush and key US government officials, was whisked to a hotel for an overnight stay. This is Mr Bush's second visit to Singapore. He was also here in October 2003. Mr Bush's agenda included his first meeting with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, a speech highlighting the importance of Asia in the world at the National University of Singapore, a call on Acting President J Y Pillay, a visit to the Asian Civilisations Museum and a dinner hosted by the Premier. He is scheduled to depart for Hanoi early tomorrow for the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit.