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Thai minister inaugurates Cultural Center in Norway

Thai minister inaugurates Cultural Center in Norway

In the middle in purple is the chairman of the temple, Somjit Berg. Further to the right is the Mayor of Sørum, Marianne Grimstad Hansen, Minister of Culture, Vira Rojpojchanarat, and Thai Ambassador to Norway, Jukr Boon-Long. In the Frogner district of Oslo in Norway you will find a Thai-Norwegian temple. It has been there for almost 25 years, but …

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New Danish Ambassador to Thailand

New Danish Ambassador to Thailand

On Monday 5 September 2016, the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok welcomed their new ambassador, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his wife, Susie A. Ruff, and the ambassador and his wife invited the whole staff for lunch at the residence. They have been here for less than a week, but have already had many positive encounters with Thailand and the people here. …

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Opening of the Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok

Opening of the Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok

On Wednesday 7 September 2016, the Swedish Film Festival in Bangkok was kicked off with an opening ceremony. The celebration was held at SF World Cinema in Central World from 6 to 8pm, before the Swedish movie, Viskan Miracles, was shown on the big screen. The festival was opened with welcoming cocktails and a variety of both Swedish and Thai …

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Thai-Danish to jointly build dairy factory

Thai-Danish to jointly build dairy factory

The state-run Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation (DPO), the manufacturer of Thai-Danish dairy products in Thailand, is setting up a new dairy factory in a joint investment with private operators and dairy farmers. The development marks the launch of a new business model aimed at building sustainable growth. The new factory, valued between 700 million and 1 billion baht, will be …

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New cases of Zika virus in Southeast Asia

New cases of Zika virus in Southeast Asia

Since the start of 2016, Thailand has found 97 new cases of the Zika virus, Singapore has found 2075, while Malaysia has reported their first three cases of Zika, one of whom was pregnant. The number of identified Zika infections in Thailand has raised in 2016 compared to former years. Between 2012 and 2015, only five people were reported infected …

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Dane found dead on Koh Ma

Dane found dead on Koh Ma

Koh Phangan Police have discovered the body of a 57-year-old Danish man who had committed suicide in a Buddhist ceremony several days earlier. Pol Lt Saengrot Somrotrat was informed of the incident on the morning of 3 September 2016 after a French tourist had made a gruesome discovery on Koh Ma, a tiny island adjacent to the north-west of Koh Phang in …

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Hospitalised Swede Mats Öberg wrap-up: Back in Sweden

Hospitalised Swede Mats Öberg wrap-up: Back in Sweden

In late July 2016, 55-year-old Mats Öberg from the little town Swedish town Eslöv travelled to Bangkok. His past travels have always been with his family or friends, but this time he decided to go by himself. Before leaving Sweden, Mr Öberg went to the doctor because he had been coughing and feeling a little feverish. The doctor gave him …

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Former Vietnamese refugee looking for her Norwegian rescuers

Former Vietnamese refugee looking for her Norwegian rescuers

Foto: Mark Cheong, Straits Times At an age of four, Australian-Vietnamese Yen Siow fled from South Vietnam in a crowded boat over the South China Sea due to the invasion from communist-ruled North Vietnam in 1975. For several days, 80 people sailed around on a boat built for 10. They quickly ran out of food, water and hope. Several larger …

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Start-up, entrepreneurship session at Sweden-SEA Business Summit

Start-up, entrepreneurship session at Sweden-SEA Business Summit

Mr Andreas Ehn and Ms Lisa Enckell are the Singapore-based Swedish angel investors and consultants invited to partake in a session at the upcoming Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit. They will bring forward the topic ‘The future of Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia’. They both have a background in founding and working for technology companies in Stockholm and San Francisco. …

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New Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur Volvo Cars showroom

New Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur Volvo Cars showroom

On 1 September 2016 Volvo Car Malaysia and Federal Auto Holdings Berhad launched their new showroom in Menara MBMR, replacing the iconic Volvo showroom located along Federal Highway. This showroom is the first to implement the new Volvo Retail Experience (VRE) – an important next step in Volvo’s journey as a true luxury marque. Costing more than RM10 Million and …

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NBCP becomes NordCham Philippines

NBCP becomes NordCham Philippines

Since 1 September 2016 the former Nordic Business Council Philippines carries the new name Nordic Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, or NordCham Philippines for short, as business organisation in the Philippines. The new name, logo, and website of the NordCham Philippines was unveiled on that date to the media, members and guests at the BDO Corporate Center in Manila, …

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Second Danish Film Festival in Manila

Second Danish Film Festival in Manila

In celebration of 70 years Diplomatic ties between The Philippines and Denmark, the Embassy of Denmark, Manila invites to the 2nd edition of the #DanishFilmFest, running from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October. The film festival takes place at the Shang Cineplex, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. The Danish films to be screened are: 1. Rosita 2. …

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Vestas is preffered supplier for wind park in Laos

Vestas is preffered supplier for wind park in Laos

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas may be heading for a huge order in Laos. The company has been appointed as preferred supplier for a wind park in the country. The developer of the project is the Thai company Impact Electrons Siam (IES), and they hope to have the project - called Monsoon Wind Power Project - completed in 2020. …

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Swedcham Hong Kong welcomes back with Art Futures Group

Swedcham Hong Kong welcomes back with Art Futures Group

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Swedcham, together its member Art Futures Group (AFG) invites you to a Welcome Back Cocktail at AFG’s private gallery in Central, on 14 September, from 6:30 pm. “It’s time to kick of the second half of this year! And is there a better way to do it than over some cocktails and a …

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12 Swedish organic food producers at Nopa Hong Kong

12 Swedish organic food producers at Nopa Hong Kong

In 2015 two companies from Sweden joined KRAV to present their organic produce  at the Natural & Organic Products Asia, NOPA. In 2016 the interest was at record high as twelve companies participated at the fair where producers and buyers from all over the world meet. For the second year Krav had its own pavilion at the fair that took …

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NBAS Singapore invites you to talk about insurance and pension

NBAS Singapore invites you to talk about insurance and pension

The 15th of September NBAS and The Norwegian Seamen's Church will have a seminar about insurance and pension for Norwegians living abroad. The seminar will take place at Sjømannskirken, 300 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore. There is no participation fee but for SGD 30 you'll have lunch included, SGD 20 for students. If you wish to register write an email to admin@nbas.org.sg before 13th …

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