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Dear subscriber

Lots of news this week! Please find below my selection of the most important.

Enjoy!

Kind regards
Gregers Moller

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NBAS Award 2016 presented to DNV GL

NBAS Award 2016 presented to DNV GL

Smarter, safer, greener - and the Norwegian company DNV GL is now fortified with the NBAS Annual Award 2016, too. Norwegian Business Association in Singapore was pleased to hand over the prestigeous award on 4 March 2016 to Regional Manager South East Asia & Australia Oil & Has, Arve Johan Kalleklev. DNV GL is driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, …

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The new Volvo Cars era introduced to Thailand

The new Volvo Cars era introduced to Thailand

On an auspicious date, number nine, in the month of March 2016, the moment had finally come: to unveil the much-anticipate new generation of luxury Volvo Cars to the Thai market. ‘A New Beginning’ was the appropriate tagline as Volvo Cars Thailand hosted their customers, VIPS and the press for a sparkling and Nordic-inspired launch event at Central World square …

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The Nordic House in Yangon - A promising perspective

The Nordic House in Yangon - A promising perspective

A Thursday evening in Yangon, Myanmar. 700-800 guests are gathered to learn or explain about Scandinavia, the natural focal point when the Nordic House, hosting the Danish and Norwegian embassies and the Finnish and Swedish consuls, opened the doors for visitors to mark their move to new premises on the 3th of March 2016. A suitable occasion to focus on the …

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Dane closes business in Thailand over visa issue

Dane closes business in Thailand over visa issue

Danish expat businessman Preben Pretzmann, has been living in Thailand for 16 years. He established FBI Real Estate in Udon Thani when he came to Thailand in 2000 and has been directing it since. Now issues related to his visa is forcing him to close the business, he claims. According to Preben Pretzmann, the Immigration Offices has given no explanation to the problem. …

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Vaisala wins Vietnam meteorological infrastructure contract

Vaisala wins Vietnam meteorological infrastructure contract

The global leader in environmental and industrial measurement Vaisala, of Finland, has signed a new, more comprehensive contract with National Hydro-Meteorological Service of Vietnam, valued at EUR 20 million. The contract was prepared over a period of four years together with National Hydro-Meteorological Service, and will come in force when the customer has given final approval for the technical design, …

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Sustainable Norwegian art will light up Marina Bay waterfront

This is how the latest i Light Marina Bay-festival looked like in 2014. Photo: www.farreys.com On Friday 11 March 2016 the sky will be filled with beautiful lights from the biennial "i Light Marina Bay" light art festival 2016. One of them will be the Norwegian art installation "Lampshade" by Norwegian artist Snøhetta. The festival illuminates the night sky of Singapore …

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Danish design celebrated in the Philippines

Danish design celebrated in the Philippines

Arne Jacobsen’s iconic Series 7 chair was honored in the Philippines last week, when Studio Dimensione celebrated the Series 7’s 60th anniversary. Republic of Fritz Hansen, the company behind, reports of a successful event and moreover an increasingly successful market in the Asia-Pacific region. Republic of Fritz Hansen had picked seven profiled architects to do variations over the lightly shaped heavyweight …

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Danish Energy Saving Award presented in Vietnam

Danish Energy Saving Award presented in Vietnam

On 25 February Denmark’s Ambassador Charlotte Laursen in Vietnam visited Kim Lan Village and awarded two ceramic enterprises for their successful investment in new gas firing kilns, which enable them to both save energy and reduce CO2 emission significantly. It's the first time this Energy Saving Award has been presented, and hopefully not the last, writes the Embassy of Denmark, …

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Sjømannskirken and SWEA encourage artists to charity exhibition

Sjømannskirken and SWEA encourage artists to charity exhibition

Your passion for drawing or painting is in high command these days in the Scandinavian community in Singapore, and if you are keen to sell out of your work, a quarter of your revenue will go to a good cause. The Norwegian Sjømannskirken in collaboration with SWEA has arranged an art exhibition beginning from 26 April 2016 until 3 May …

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