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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 on 21–22 of September 2016. 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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Themes and Nordic components at Slush Singapore

Themes and Nordic components at Slush Singapore

As the global start-up movement Slush debuts in Singapore on 20 September 2016 the full agenda, with the overarching themes, has been released. The themes intend to show what the world could look like in 2026. Entrepreneurs will go on stage at the Resorts World Convention Center in Sentosa to share their stories of their struggles before the success. Organised …

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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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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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Norwegian orchestra to perform at The Singapore International Festival of Music

Norwegian orchestra to perform at The Singapore International Festival of Music

The Norwegian chamber orchestra 1B1 will be performing at the Singaporean Festival on the 14th of October. 1B1 will be performing "The Seasons", a repertoire that intersperses Holberg Suite by famous Norway composer Edvard Greig, as well as Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons". On the 15th of October, 1B1 will do a public concert at the National Gallery.

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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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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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Sweden in the Philippines: Minister delegation and new embassy

Sweden in the Philippines: Minister delegation and new embassy

In conjunction with the opening of the Swedish embassy in Manila, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg will be leading a Team Sweden delegation to the Philippines on 7 – 9 November 2016. The purpose is to promote trade and investment exchange with the Philippines; one of the fastest growing economies in Asia. The nation has a young and …

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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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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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