The Hanoitimes - US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un will meet on February 27 and 28 in Hanoi, following up their historic first summit in Singapore in June 2018, when they pledged to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
Services ensuing the summit have opened up in Hanoi as the summit is nearing, drawing huge attention from inside and outside Vietnam.
Free haircuts to match the instantly recognizable styles of the two leaders
A hair salon in Hanoi is offering free haircuts to match the instantly recognizable styles of US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. The haircuts are being offered at Tuan Duong Beauty Academy in the Vietnamese capital, and they are free.
Free haircuts to match the instantly recognizable styles of the two leaders. Photo: vietnammoi
It is running the promotion till February 28 as several officials and journalists will be coming to attend the summit between the two leaders.
A Hanoi T-shirt shop owner has an idea of using US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un images ahead of their summit next week. The shop owner Truong Thanh Duc plans to make 500 shirts a day amid the frenzy surrounding the second summit next week. The handmade printed T-shirts, which have the leaders in silhouette, cost less than US$5. The owner uses two basic colors, black and red, and sweeps them across the frame to print.
Hanoi T-shirt. Photo: thanhnien
The shop also sells shirts with US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un's faces and the word “peace”. Other shirts have an image of US President Donald Trump wearing the traditional conical hat of Vietnam.
Bars in Hanoi are cashing in on the second summit
Bars in Hanoi are cashing in on the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un next week. There are many kinds of cocktails introduced during this time in Hanoi, including Kim Jong Ale, Rock It, Man, or a glass of Peace Negroniations.
A cocktail offered at a bar in Hanoi
According to a manager of Hanoi’s Standing Bar, Kim Jong Ale beer was inspired by the pure streams of Mount Paekty between North Korea and China. The mountain is the highest in the North Korean peninsula with its peak at about 2,750 meters above the sea level and the official birthplace of the late North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Il.
In addition, Tannin Wine Bar in Hanoi Old Quarter is offering the “Peace Negroniations”. According to a manager of Tannin Wine Bar, a summit-inspired drink takes on the classic Negroni cocktail, made with pink-grapefruit flavored soju, vermouth and a drop of Angostura bitters.
The nearby Unicorn Pub is offering a special summit drink named “Rock It, Man”, which includes soju, bourbon and Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, along with pineapple juice, vanilla and grenadine.