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Telenor's head of innovation moved to Singapore

Telenor's head of innovation moved to Singapore

Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? …

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Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. "It is always …

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Singapore envoy to Myanmar, Robert Chua. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima 

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Other news:

Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

On 16 August Gunn Jorid Roset was accredited as Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia. Her Excellency presented her credentials to Malaysia’s king, the Yang Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in a grand ceremony at the National Palace of Istana Negara, along with 12 other foreign envoys. Ambassador Roset also exhibited Norway’s rich cultural heritage in her traditional national costume, which …

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Finnish Dinner Under the Sky Kuala Lumpur

Finnish Dinner Under the Sky Kuala Lumpur

The event Finnish your Dinner Under the Sky (Grand Dinner Party) takes place in Kuala Lumpur on 26 August 2017. Around a dozen Finnish embassies, missions and friendship societies abroad are setting long dinner tables all at the same time somewhere in a public space in their own citied, inviting local residents to join in. These Grand Dinner parties is …

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Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Paredes (center) and husband Omar Paredes (right) are saluted by Herbalife Philippines General Manager, Rosalio Valenzuela in front of the media. Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 …

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HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

A group of foreign tourists walking on Nguyễn Huệ Pedestrian Street in HCM City. VNA/VNS Photo An Hiếu HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target …

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Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong

Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced it had found two tons …

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Coming events:

Norwegian Seamen's Church invites you to "New in Singapore"

Norwegian Seamen's Church invites you to "New in Singapore"

Come 9 September 2017 to visit the Norwegian Seamen's Church for the half annual event "New in Singapore". The not so Norwegian dish Tacos is on the menu (even though it is not Friday - forgive us). During the event, a choir will sing and a panel of representatives from the Embassy, NBAS, Sjømannskirken, and people who have lived here a while …

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DABS: Chr. Hansen improving food, health

DABS: Chr. Hansen improving food, health

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, Chr. Hansen Executive Vice President Sten Estrup Nielsen and the APAC team in Singapore are hosting an event together with DABS to present the company’s products and share how they turn insights into opportunities. The event was previously scheduled for May 2017 but has due to unforeseen circumstances been postponed to now take place in September 2017. …

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DABS: Nordic Golf Tournament 2017

​Members of the four Nordic business associations in Singapore invite you once again to the annual Nordic Golf Tournament on 13 September 2017. The match takes place at the beautiful Island Course @ Singapore Island Country Club (SICC), 180 Island Club Road Singapore 578774. The event starts with lunch followed by golf and dinner. The primary objective of the tournament, which is open to both men and …

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