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Vikingcubator invites daring Singapore entrepreneurs

Vikingcubator invites Singapore entrepreneurs

Daring entrepreneurs in Singapore participated on 3 March in a new incubator programme, focusing on media-related start-ups, called Vikingcubator. Vikingcubator, a new initiative from NHST, a global media owner group from Norway, is raiding Singapore in the hunt for the most promising and dynamic media start-up out there. “As our ancestors, we believe in fighting spirits and daring entrepreneurs ready …

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No more driving license for Swedes in Asia

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia

Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for as long as it is …

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Branding consultants LynxEye ensures digital relevancy

Branding consultants LynxEye ensures digital relevancy

Swedish branding consultants makes brands stay relevant in the digital world Fast increasing digitalisation and disruption are on everybody’s lips, with many businesses, based on yesterday’s models, struggling in this new online landscape. The brands of today may, or may not be the brands of tomorrow. It depends on how they act and adapt in order to truly matter. Today …

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Denmark, Indonesia discuss strengthening defence sector

Denmark, Indonesia discuss strengthening defence sector

On 9 March 2017 the Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia paid a visit to the Indonesian Minister of Defence, Pak Ryamizard Ryacudu. During the meeting current defence affairs and concrete opportunities for increased cooperation were discussed, and the joint commitment to continue strengthening the strategic partnership was confirmed. Source: Embassy of Denmark in Indonesia

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Ambassador confirms IKEA coming to Philippines

Ambassador confirms IKEA coming to Philippines

There has long been talk about an IKEA opening in the Philippines. At a roundtable media meeting, Harald Fries, Ambassador of Sweden to the Philippines, apparently confirmed that an IKEA would be coming to the Philippines soon. The opening of an IKEA would imply major investments and recruitment of manpower. “There would be great opportunities for Filipinos to find work …

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Survey: Thailand the Asian country with least increase in corruption

Survey: Thailand the Asian country with least increase in corruption

In your opinion, over the past year, has the level of corruption in this country increased or decreased or stayed the same? This was among questions asked to nearly 22,000 people by Transparency International in the Asia Pacific region, for the ‘People and Corruption: Asia Pacific, part of the Global Corruption Barometer series’. Of those who replied they believed corruption …

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Sweden launches gender equality photo competition in Hanoi

Sweden launches gender equality photo competition in Hanoi

Pereric Hogberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam, launched a photo competition highlighting gender equality in Vietnam on Monday 6 March 2017. In connection to the International Women’s Day on March 8th, the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam Women’s Museum is launching a national contest searching for families showing good examples of gender …

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Angry workers damage H&M factory in Myanmar

Angry workers damage H&M factory in Myanmar

”H&M group is one of the leading fashion retailers globally when it comes to sustainability and have for many years put great efforts to improve working conditions and strengthen workers' rights in the countries where our products are manufactured. Our local presence in the production countries, including Myanmar, is essential in this work,” writes H&M in a press release from …

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Thailand Swedes’ health insurance campaign gains momentum

Thailand Swedes’ health insurance campaign gains momentum

“Is it the Swedish Government's intention that its citizens will profit from the Thai government, here in Thailand, while Thai citizens who want to work in Sweden, for example with berries, are required to have health insurance taken in Thailand?” This cannot be the case, believes the new confederation ‘Svenskföreningars samorganisation i Thailand för ja till sjukvårdsförsäkring i Thailand (SAMS)’, …

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Fastelavn party in Bangkok exceeded all expectations

Fastelavn party in Bangkok exceeded all expectations

Princesses, pirates, superheroes and cats. There were many different costumes when Danish Women’s Network and Danes Worldwide Learning Center invited to the Danish holiday Fastelavn at Natural Park in Bangkok. On Sunday 5 March 2015 all expectations were exceeded when around 50 children and their parents showed up to celebrate Fastelavn, a Danish tradition where people dress up in customs, hit the …

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NordCham Cambodia for better business and viking parties

NordCham Cambodia for better business and Viking parties

On Wednesday 1 March 2017 a new chapter began in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Members of the new Nordic Chamber of Commerce had their very first meeting where they presented their ideas and vision for …

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From left: The three founders of NordCham, Kjeld Olsen, Teemu Jantunen and Morten Kvammen, Swedish Ambassador Maria Sargen, Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel and Chairman of EuroCham, Arnaud Darc. 

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Coming events:

Swiss Club Open House

Swiss Club Open House

Swiss Club Open House is back! First time this year, the Club will be opening our doors to the public and showcase what we have to offer at the Club! One of the most tranquil Clubs in Singapore, offering wide range of succulent spread from our restaurants, or even chill and relax by the pool with a cup of freshly …

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SBAS Annual General meeting 2017

On 22 March 2017 the Swedish Business Association of Singapore, SBAS, will hold their annual genereal meeting. The location will be at Tanglin Club, Raffles Room and will be kicked of at 18:00 and end around 21:00. Read more

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Cookery Magic on Pulau Ubin with Sjømannskirken

On Tuesday 21 March 2017 the Norwegian Church in Singapore, Sjømannskirken, is having a cookery course at Pulau Ubin in collaboration with Cookery Magic, who offers cooking classes in popular Asian and Singaporean Cuisine.  The day will starts at Changi Point Ferry at 08:45, and will end again, back on the mainland around 14:00. The island Pulau Ubin is located northeast of …

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