Singapore: Swedish artists in Neon Lights 2016 lineup

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The Neon Lights 2016 in Singapore have added two Swedish artists to the music festival’s lineup. José González, the Swedish alternative folk singer, have been announced to play at festival, where the singer/songwriter, The Tallest Man on Earth, also from Sweden, is set to perform. Neon Lights in Singapore was launched in 2015 attended by 10.000 fans. The upcoming festival is…

Vietnam: Creative Festival kicks off

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On 21 July, the Vietnam Creative Festival 2016 commenced in Ho Chi Minh City. The festival promotes creative startup businesses and will look for a team of entrepreneuers that will represent Vietnam at the Creative Business Cup 2016 that takes place during the Global Entrepreneurship Week from 17 to 21 November 2016 in Copenhagen. It is the first time…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

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From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…

Kamstrup: Delivering smart Danish metering solutions to Thailand

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Kamstrup is a world-leading Danish supplier of intelligent or “smart” energy and water metering solutions. The company produces intelligent metering systems that manage electrical and water consumption. It operates globally with own offices in 24 countries around the world. ScandAsia talked to Mr. Jesper Daugaard, Senior Vice President and head of Global Marketing, about Kamstrup and its engagement in Thailand. “In Thailand we mostly…

Swedish movie banned from Film Festival in Thailand

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From the 6 to 12 July, the Thailand International Film Destinations Festival took place, showcasing a number of movies filmed in Thailand. The Swedish movie “Happy Hour in Paradise” was supposed to be shown, but where banned from the festival that was held at the Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok . Four movies were banned from the festival, the most controversial being “Twilight…

Philippines: Ceasefire ahead of peacetalks in Norway

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On 25 July, the Philippines newly elected President, Rodrigo Duterte, called for an unilateral ceasefire  between government forces and communist rebels, effective immiediately. The ceasefire was declared ahead of peace talks in Oslo from 20 to 27 August this year. The President proclaimed the ceasefire in his first ‘State Of the Nation Address’ before a joint Congress.…

Danish Marine Engineers Society looking for members

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The Danish Marine Engineers Society based in Singapore is looking for new members across Southeast Asia. The society was established in 2012 and is a branch of the Danish Association for Marine Engineers (Maskinmestrenes Forening). “The idea behind the society is to promote and pass on Danish values that we as Danish marine engineers stand for. The…