Eva Eriksen

Unleash: A global innovation lab serving the planet

In 2017, Denmark hosted the very first UNLEASH Innovation Lab, gathering 1,000 talents from all over the world to develop solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, Singapore will be the new host. Board Director, Henrik Skovby, believes that the global community must embrace and collectively work to meet the SDGs for us…

Look out for the future in shipping

On Wednesday January 10th, DABS hosted a Shipping Outlook event to debate what’s in store for the industry in 2018. The evening’s two key speakers were Esben Poulsson, President of Singapore Shipping Association, and Rene Piil Pedersen, Managing Director at A.P. Moller Singapore. The top of the Danish shipping community in Singapore gathered at Maersk…

Worldwide connections in a second

In her New Year’s Eve speech, The Danish Queen Margrethe II encouraged everyone to do something unnecessary. Something to keep us curious about the world. Something to make us snap out of our everyday routines. Walking around Singapore’s landmark “The Merlion,” I was stopped by a couple of friends, who were doing a surprise birthday…

Chinese actor lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days

The Chinese actor and TV-personality Ryan Zhu lived in Helsinki Airport for 30 days as an experiment to find out if the airport really is as good as it claims to be. Just like Tom Hanks’ character in “The Terminal,” Chinese actor Ryan Zhu lived in an airport for a month. Helsinki was the airport.…

LEGO wins copyright case against Chinese BELA products

The LEGO Group announced 7. December that they have received a favorable decision from China Shantou Intermediate People’s Court in September, holding that certain BELA products overstepped the copyrights of the LEGO Group and that manufacturing and selling of those products were acts of unfair competition. It is the first time the LEGO Group has…

Finish KONE buys Hong Kong-based Shan On

The Finnish lift and escalator giant KONE has acquired Hong Kong-based Shan On Engineering Company Limited. The idea is to boost KONE’s position in Asia. Shan On specializes in lift maintenance, modernization and installation services, and its maintenance base currently comprises approximately 1,000 lifts. KONE has up until now owned just over a third of the…

Danish Seamen’s Church celebrated Saint Lucy’s Day

December 13th is Saint Lucy’s Day and this was celebrated at the Danish Seamen’s Church with Lucia procession, nativity play, a short service and lots of rice porridge. At 5 pm on December 13, 2017, the church bell rang, calling everyone to service at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. A subtle sound of bright…

Hong Kong: ninth-most expensive place to be an expat

After dropping out of the top-ten in 2016, Hong Kong is now the world’s ninth-most expensive location for expatriates. In the Asia-Pacific region it is the second-most expensive location, only topped by Tokyo, Japan, which also comes in at number eight in the world. The list was recently released by the ECA international, which includes…