The president told reporters he used to discuss nukes with his uncle "all the time."
"No detail is spared in the décor—every room is lined with gold, onyx, brass and silver accents, hand-applied special finishes of gold leaf trim at cornices, hand-painted silk artwork panels and magnificent crystal chandeliers."
Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan took the North Korean leader and his sister on a sightseeing tour of the island state.
The two leaders will have a private chat for two hours.
The president is turning 72 on June 14.
"We will definitely make sure he gets the best room the hotel has to offer," the CEO of HotelPlanner.com said of his hotel offer to Kim.
The Singapore Mint has produced coins in gold, silver and nickel.
The change of guard brings a younger generation of military officials to the forefront.
"North Korea can build nukes and ICBMs, but claim they are too poor to pay for foreign travel costs," a Korea expert said.
The U.S. secretary of state and North Korean general broke bread in New York City Wednesday while working to salvage the summit.
An official newspaper blamed U.S. "hack media on the payroll of power" for insinuating that North Korea was pursuing talks to get an economic handout.
Saying the cancellation was "unexpected," Pyongyang remains willing to meet the U.S. "any time," the foreign ministry statement said.
President Donald Trump is now trying to manage expectations about the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that is scheduled to take place in Singapore on June 12.
North Korea's highest-ranking defector Thae Yong Ho described the country's leader as having a "violent" temper.