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Danish traditions to help Singapore become world's first Smart Nation

Danish traditions to help Singapore become world's first Smart Nation

All over the world cities are focusing on becoming "Smart Cities", and as many have already acknowledged, a Smart City is not only regarding technology, but also sustainibility and human beings. For the latter of the two, Denmark is one of the world leading countries, and Singapore shows a great interest in the Danish "overall way of thinking" and public involvement, especially …

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Swedish Global Child Forum analyses Asean companies in benchmark study

Swedish Global Child Forum analyses Asean companies in benchmark study

  Connecting to Their Majesties of Sweden’s first regional Southeast Asia Global Child Forum, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 5 May a benchmark report on Children’s Rights and the Corporate Sector in Southeast Asia was timely also launched. The benchmark study, undertaken by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), analysed the reported practices of 289 companies operating in the ASEAN region …

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Finland Asia cooperation highlighted at World Village Festival

Finland Asia cooperation highlighted at World Village Festival

Finland’s Foreign Ministry has reported on its participation in the World Village Festival to be held in Helsinki during the weekend 28–29 May. In connection to a discussion on Finland’s support and the various forms of cooperation in Asia, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Lenita Toivakka talked about the importance of Finland’s support to partner countries in Asia – …

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Norway China Investment Conference 2016 invitation

Norway China Investment Conference 2016 invitation

During 18 - 24 September 2016 Beijing and Shenzhen will be host cities for the Norway China Investment Conference 2016. Innovation Norway, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and Royal Norwegian Consulate General in Guangzhou will host the 3rd Norway China Investment Conference, in Beijing on 20 September and in Shenzhen on 22 September. Over the past decade, China's outward foreign …

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Nordic-Singaporean start-up innovates new economy class seat

Nordic-Singaporean start-up innovates new economy class seat

“I am ashamed to say that airlines haven’t really done anything in the economy class passenger comfort for the past decades, so I would say that our goal is really to change that.” The words are an insider, a previous airline executive’s take, Mr Jere Tala, CCO at AirGo Design Pte Ltd. He is known to many from his previous …

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Danish embassy Malaysia promotes growth opportunities

Danish embassy Malaysia promotes growth opportunities

On 19 May 2016 The Ambassador Nicolai Ruge and a Trade Advisor from the Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur visited Denmark to meet companies considering the Malaysian market and, as part of that, gave a briefing at the Growth Centre for Southern Denmark in Odense (Væksthus Syddanmark) on market opportunities in Southeast Asia with emphasis on ‪Malaysia‬ and the ‪‎Philippines‬. …

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Moi Helsinki in Beijing

Moi Helsinki in Beijing

Embassy of Finland on 12 May kicked off the three-day outdoor cultural festival ‘Moi Helsinki’ in Beijing at the Ambassador's residence, gathering more than 500 participants. The actual festival was held at Xidan Culture Square on 13 - 15 May, offering the experience of the best art and culture from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Moi (pronounced Moy) = Hello! …

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Guangzhou celebrates Finland-China tourism

Guangzhou celebrates Finland-China tourism

In mid May the Embassy of Finland Beijing and Finnair celebrated two important milestones for Finland-China tourism collaboration in Guangzhou: the opening of Guangzhou Finland Visa Application Centre and the opening of Finnair's direct flights between Guangzhou and Helsinki. The stakeholders hope for growth of Chinese tourism to Finland as fast as last year (over 40%). Source: Embassy of Finland, …

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Swe chefs participate in sustainable dinner event

Swe chefs participate in sustainable dinner event

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong participated in the “World Best Chef Sustainable Table" event, hosted in Hong Kong on 4 - 5 May 2016. Four of the nine chefs preparing a sustainable dinner for approximately 100 people were Swedish! It says something about the Swedish culinary tradition. Swedish food is renowned worldwide for healthy and good quality …

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Danish tourism seminars in China

Danish tourism seminars in China

Over 50 participants representing government agencies, local travel agencies and media outlets attended a Danish tourism promotion seminar in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, on Thursday, 28 of April. The seminar in Hangzhou, under the theme of “Beyond the fairy tales”, was held at a time when the city saw its Danish Visa Application Center open earlier in April, and one day …

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Finnish Spring Gala/Charity Ball Beijing 2016

Finnish Spring Gala/Charity Ball Beijing 2016

The Finnish Spring Gala/Charity Ball 2016 took place on 14 May at the Radisson Blu Hotel, organized by Finnish Business Council in Beijing (FBCB) together with the Finnish School in Beijing. The theme for the evening was charity as the gala was organized to raise some for the Finnish School. There were almost 200 guests present celebrating the spring and …

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Malaysia debut for Fundedbyme: Muslim matchmaking service

Malaysia debut for Fundedbyme: Muslim matchmaking service

The Swedish crowdfunding platform has marked its arrival to Malaysia with a ‘Bang!’ after landing its first campaign ever there within just 36 hours, facilitating crowd investment into an online Muslim matchmaking service! Back in June 2015 FundedByMe was the only European portal to be issued an equity crowdfunding license by The Securities Commission in Malaysia, allowing Scandinavia's leading crowdfunding …

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Daddy Daycare in Singapore

Daddy Daycare in Singapore

In Singapore, mothers’ groups are highly popular. Women are gathering with their child or children to socialize with other mums, and let their kids have new playmates. There is already a great network of support groups for mothers throughout the community, and that made Danish father to a 5-year old daughter wonder: why not make a fathers’ group, too? Mikael …

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Ambassador met with Danes in Udon Thani

Ambassador met with Danes in Udon Thani

(Photo: Jan Mouritsen) For the very first time in his soon 6 years ambassador period, Mikael Hemniti Winther, officially met the Danish expat community in Udon Thani and the nearby regions of Northeast Thailand. The "meet and greet"-arrangement took place at the Good Corner, a Danish-owned restaurant owned by 4 years Udon-resident, Jytte Rasmussen. The ambassador was flanked by Michael …

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Singapore receives big donation from Det Norske

Singapore receives big donation from Det Norske

"We want to give back to the community," says Rolf Jarle Brøske, Senior Vice President Communications at Det Norske Oljeselskap (The Norwegian Oil Company, further mentioned as Det Norske in this article). Det Norske donates SGD 2000 to C.I.T.Y Community Services in Singapore. But the generous donation of SGD 2000 is not all. Det Norske wanted to share the best of the Norwegian …

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Danish Sandwich-boys opens new restaurant in Phuket

Danish Sandwich-boys opens new restaurant in Phuket

Daniel Baven and Mark Perthu-Hansen the two young Danes behind the popular Phuket-Sandwich chain, Lucky 13 Sandwich, have launched a new "Wine & Dine"-concept in Rawai. The 1th of May they opened the doors to Lucky 13 Bar & Grill, located in the top of the BTR Suites, owned by Danish Torben Busk Jensen, who they paired up with in …

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GÆST - the only Danish café in Singapore

GÆST - the only Danish café in Singapore

If you walk around the café-packed Telok Ayer Street in Singapore, you can't miss it. The smell of freshly baked sourdough bread from the oven overwhelms you, and it's the sweet perfume of home in Denmark. Even if you’re not Danish, the grey letters G Æ S T on the front glass door has caught your attention, and don't worry: the …

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