"I think over the weeks that they spent with us, they gained greater confidence that we are sort of no-nonsense but efficient people", he said.
While President Trump has spoken positively about the upcoming summit, he has been vague on details of what they might be able to actually achieve. "I don't want to do war", Rodman had quoted the North Korean leader as saying. Trump then directed Kim to walk down a hallway, where they briefly spoke.
Kim and Trump started their first summit with a historic handshake before a row of the national flags of the two countries that lasted for several seconds.
Shanmugam is Singapore's Minister for Law and Home Affairs and he is responsible for ensuring security at the summit, the first between a sitting United States president and a North Korean top leader.
From there, the two will engage in more talks with advisers joining them through a working lunch. I thought I was going to play basketball and meet the people and that was it.
Trump says Kim has a "great personality" and is "very smart".
"Very good, very good".
Kim also sounded positive about the prospects. "We are here after overcoming all these", he said.
Rodman said he was "naive when I went over there".
The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news.
The statement commits both sides to negotiations led by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and "the relevant high-level DPRK official" at "the earliest possible date" to work on implementing the outcomes of Tuesday's agreement.
About 5,000 journalists are in Singapore for the occasion, but only a handful of American and North Korean reporters and photographers were permitted at the venue when the two leaders greet each other.
With Trump and Kim both known for making exaggerated, if not entirely false claims, those notes could be key to understanding Kim as a leader and furthering plans for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
Dr Balakrishnan and Education Minister Ong Ye Kung, who was also on hand to greet the North Korean leader at the airport, along with Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence Maliki Osman and Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information as well as Culture, Community and Youth Sim Ann, were at the Istana when Mr Kim met Mr Lee. "Getting a good picture everyone, so we all look nice and handsome and thin.perfect".
"We are hopeful this summit will have set the conditions for future successful talks", Pompeo said yesterday evening.
The Trump administration seeks a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantlement of Pyongyang's vast nuclear weapons program, which has produced up to 60 nuclear warheads housed across the country, according to U.S. intelligence estimates, as well as a sophisticated program for their delivery worldwide.
Still, the statement included no specifics on what security assurances the United States will give nor what steps North Korea needs to take on denuclearization.
He said if diplomacy fails to move in the right direction, the sanctions "will increase".