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Lots of Nordic community news this week. Lots of fun!

Kind regards
Gregers Moller

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DABS Gala Ball 2016 - A Danish fairytale night in SG

DABS Gala Ball 2016 - A Danish fairytale night in Singapore

Imagine over 300 dazzlingly looking Danes in black tie and shining gowns, dancing to live music from one of the most acknowledged rock singers from Denmark, all having fun and cheering with bubbles. This is one of the many moments to remember from 9 April 2016, when the Danish Business Association Singapore held their 31st Annual Ball. Guests arrived at …

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Swedish chef feeding Thai stray dogs goes viral

Swedish chef feeding Thai stray dogs goes viral

A clip showing the Thailand-based Swede Michael Baines’ (restaurant owner in Chonburi) efforts in caring for the many stray dogs there has recently had tremendous impact online. Over 42 million views (according to Michael) via the Internet in just seven days is the sensational result, as the clip showing his daily routine feeding over 80 stray dogs on Facebook started …

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Norwegian NGO contributes to Malaysia scrapping mega dam

Norwegian NGO contributes to Malaysia scrapping mega dam

Massive pressure and prolonged protests have finally led to the state of Sarawak in Malaysia stopping the construction of a controversial hydropower project on the Baram River, reports Norway-based Rainforest Foundation (RFN), one of the world's leading organisations in the field of rights-based rainforest protection. The original plan was to build a dam that would produce 1500 MW, which would …

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Swede first traffic death on Phuket in Songkran New Year

Swede first traffic death on Phuket in Songkran New Year

Phuket Gazette reports that a Swedish man, named as Johnny Daniel Soederstroem, 41, died in a motorcycle accident on his way across Thepkrasattri Bridge in Phuket on 14 April. The death of marks the first death of the ‘Seven Days of Danger’ road-safety campaign in Phuket, which coincides with Phuket Bike Week. He was riding a Honda CB650F in the …

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Video available from Danes Worldwide school visit

Video available from Danes Worldwide school visit

Danes Worldwide is for the first time engaging itself directly in providing education in Danish language to Danish children living in a specific location abroad by entering in a collaboration with the community school NIST International School in Bangkok and a group of Danish parents in Thailand. Watch the video!

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Puttin’ on the Ritz...

Puttin’ on the Ritz...

At the centre of five-star rejuvenation, Anna Olsson takes us behind the scenes of the glamour of the world of upscale hotels Mrs Anna Olsson of Sweden has had a prominent management position working for two of YTL Hotels’ international five-star establishments in downtown Kuala Lumpur – The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott. In her capacity there she had the pleasure of …

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Thailand’s Team Norway meets Norwegian Prime Minister

Thailand’s Team Norway meets Norwegian Prime Minister

In connection with the opening of Norway-Asia Business Summit on 12 April 2016 at the Fullerton Bay Hotel in Singapore, Thailand's Team Norway had the opportunity to meet H.E. the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Seen in the picture with Prime Minister Solberg (seated) from left to right: President of Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Vibeke Lyssand Leirvåg; H.E. Ambassador Kjetil …

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Finnish Spring Gala, Beijing to support school

Finnish Spring Gala, Beijing to support school

The Finnish Business Council in Beijing on Saturday 14 May 2016 hosts the Finnish Spring Gala. Bring our friends and colleagues to Radisson Blu's Garden to have a good time and support a good cause - the Finnish School in Beijing. What could be a better way to spend an evening than enjoying BBQ buffet, music and charity raffle with …

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Carlsberg introduces Tuborg beer in Vietnam

Carlsberg introduces Tuborg beer in Vietnam

On 8 April 2016 the Danish Embassy, Hanoi participated in Carlsberg’s launch gala in occasion of the introduction of Tuborg beer in the Vietnamese market. Tuborg beer has experienced great success in other markets and is sold in 70 countries worldwide. In fact, the brand surpassed Carlsberg in terms of sale and volume in 2015. Tuborg beer has a long …

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Record trade between Denmark and China in 2015

Record trade between Denmark and China in 2015

Trade in goods and services between Denmark and China reached an all-time high of 116.6 billion Danish kroner (114.6 billion yuan) in 2015, registering a year-on-year increase of six percent, shows the latest figures by Denmark’s official Statistics Bureau. The Danish exports to China have nearly been tripled in the past decade, to 59.2 billion Danish kroner in 2015. A …

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Swedish Sustainable Fashion Event in Hong Kong

Swedish Sustainable Fashion Event in Hong Kong

The Swedish Sustainable Fashion Exhibition was held on 9-10 April 2016 at PMQ in Hong Kong where the Secretary for the Environment, the honorable WONG Kam Sing, joining in presenting and also donating to the clothes exchange 'ShareWare' With this initiative citizens of Hong Kong could join in taking a sustainable standpoint with regards to fashion whilst giving someone else …

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NBCP Annual Awards 2016 in Manila

NBCP Annual Awards 2016 in Manila

Nordic Business Council Philippines (NBCP) held its annual awards night at the Fairmont Makati Hotel on 6 April. ABS-CBN Foundation Chairperson Gina Lopez gave a powerful keynote message on ecotourism and social entrepreneurship, and NBCP awards were presented. The 2016 winners were as follows: Company of the Year - Investment and Employment, co-presented by BDO Unibank: Jotun (Philippines) Inc. Growth …

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Maersk remains stable in Singapore

Maersk remains stable in Singapore

Maritime Singapore is built on three pillars, according to Rene Piil Pedersen, group representative Singapore/Asia-Pacific, Maersk Group and managing director, AP Moller Singapore Pte Ltd. These are competitiveness, that is, a globally competitive taxation scheme, ease of doing business, etc; stability, ie, a consistent, long-term transparent government policy executed by competent government and institutions, rule of law and strong anti-corruption …

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Magnus Grimeland at Zalora

Magnus Grimeland at Zalora

Singapore-based Norwegian builds up world’s largest fashion destination ”It has not been easy,” says Magnus Grimeland. But it has not been impossible either. When the former soldier from Norwegian Navy Seals sets a goal, he is determined to achieve it. He is not afraid to think big either. So when he had the opportunity to become the Regional Managing Director …

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Norway at OTC Asia 2016

Norway at OTC Asia 2016

On 22 – 25 March energy professionals met in Kuala Lumpur to attend the Offshore Technology Conference Asia  (OTC Asia) 2016, where Norway was represented. The offshore conference had more than 20.000 visitors and 300 exhibitors, from more than 80 countries. This is the trade event where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical …

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Doing Business with Finland Malaysia seminars

Doing Business with Finland Malaysia seminars

Team Finland in March arranged ‘Doing Business with Finland’ seminars in Malaysia, beginning with Ipoh, followed by Johor Bahru and ending in Kuala Lumpur. Finnpartnership and Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) were organising with the goal to connect Malaysian companies with matching Finnish counterparts. The organisers described the seminar Ipoh as a “great success”.  MIDA and InvestPerak assisted the arrangement …

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Danish Minister of Environment & Food in Malaysia

Danish Minister of Environment & Food in Malaysia

The Embassy of Denmark in Kuala Lumpur is hosting the Danish Minister of Environment & Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, on a visit to Malaysia on 13 - 15 April 2016. The Minister will hold political talks and explore market opportunities within food, agriculture and fisheries, as well as within clean-tech and is accompanied by a business delegation and representatives from …

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Danish pig feed company builds factory in Vietnam

Danish pig feed company builds factory in Vietnam

Vilomix head office in Denmark (Photo: Vilomix) Danish premix and vitamin group, Vilomix, has signed an agreement with Vietnamese food company, Hung Vuong Corporation, to build a new premix and vitamin factory in the Lang An province of Vietnam. Vilomix said it will own 70 percent of the factory while Hung Vuong is entitled 30 percent of the facilities, that is intended …

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"Denmark is the key for ailing food sector in Malaysia"

"Denmark is the key for ailing food sector in Malaysia"

Malaysian food sector is unbalanced, the key to stability might be Denmark, according to "ghost" columnist. Last year Malaysia's import food bill stood at a critical 45 billions Malaysian Ringgits, as reported by Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek in the media. “In the same year, our food export was only RM27bil, so the efforts to reduce …

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Check your Calendar - events where you live!

• China

• Thailand

• Malaysia

• Singapore

• Indonesia

• Philippines

• Vietnam

• Cambodia

• Laos

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