Eva Eriksen

HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer

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 of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

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 better to have a…

SaiPa player impressed by young Philippine hockey players’ skills

The new SaiPa hockey player David Goodwin recently started his career in the Finnish Elite League after a week in the Philippines, where he helped lead a three-day hockey camp together with his prior teammate hockey player Patrick Koudys. The camp proceeds funded a leading charitable organization, PANDOO Foundation. “Coming to Manila and working to…

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…

Helsinki and Singapore rated two best cities in the world for startup workers

Helsinki: a city in the cold north with about 620.000 citizens. Singapore: a city just above the Equator with a population of 5.6 million. There is a 9274.65 km flightdistance between to two cities. So what do they have in common? Well, they are both excellent places to live if you are looking to work…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand

Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…

The Danish government to fight Indonesia’s municipal solid waste challenge

A sustainable solution for the municipal solid waste (MSW) challenge in Indonesia is in progress as a groundbreaking Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for a municipal waste management facility for refuse-derived fuel (RDF). The facility will be the first integrated MSW to RDF processing facility in Indonesia, located in Cilacap, Central Java. The…

Partially Norwegian owned Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of paper across South East Asia with customers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong goes bankrupt. The Norwegian company Norske Skog is a partial owner of the company together with Hong Leong Group, The New Straits Times Press, and Rimbunan Hijau Group. The board of directors has concluded…

Swedish insurance company BIMA and Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) sign agreement

The Swedish insurance company BIMA and the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU), officially partnered to increase transparency in business practices, signing a memorandum of understanding at ACU headquarters on Monday August 7 2017. BIMA is the largest life-insurance provider in Cambodia, where corrupt practices make up everyday life. To disassemble Cambodia’s culture of corruption the private sector…