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Danish Ambassador suggests Thailand extends broadband to rural areas

Danish Ambassador Uffe Wolffhechel met on 3 August 2017 with H.E. Secretary General of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, Mr. Takorn Tantasith, repports the Embassy on its Facebook page. Also present at the meeting was Mr. Satya Gupta of the Danish telecommunications company BlueTown. They discussed highly competitive, cost-efficient solutions on extending…

Royal Pine TCM & Wellness Clinic: Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mr. Wu Yue (Senior TCM Physician) Bachelor of TCM, Beijing TCM University (1989) Registered with TCM Practitioners Board (Singapore) • 30 years of clinical experience • Originally from China. Graduated from Beijing TCM university in 1989 • Served as Deputy Chief Doctor (Associate Professor) at Fujian TCM Hospital • Registered TCM practitioner in 2005 in…

Falck Global Assistance opens office in Bangkok

This afternoon, 18 June 2017, Falck Global Assistance, will open a new 24/7 emergency response centre in Bangkok. With the opening, Falck Global Assistance has established a hub for its expanding activities in Southeast Asia. Since its establishment in 2009, Falck Global Assistance has been growing rapidly. The opening in Bangkok is the third location…

Interactive children’s event at the Beijing Embassy

The Danish Embassy in Beijing focused on the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle for children during its “Happy, Healthy, Creative Children” event. On Sunday 21 May 2017, more than 1,000 children and their parents participated in an event aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for children at the Danish Embassy in…

A Norwegian family in love with China: Former health minister tells his story

In 1902 the great grandfather of Dagfinn Høybråten, former Norwegian Minister of Health, left Norway for a life in China’s Hunan Province. Here, he became one of the first doctors to bring western medicine to the region. During his 16 years in China, Høybråten’s great grandfather built up a hospital, which today is the central…

Suomi Finland 100 Singapore Active Ageing seminar

Suomi Finland 100 Singapore seminar on Creating Solutions for Active Ageing – Together, gathered over 100 participants on 27 April. Ms. Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health of Finland met with Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health of Singapore in a meet and greet session before the seminar. The Ministers…

Novo Nordisk focus on lifestyle diseases in Vietnam

  The improving living standards are affecting the health and disease patterns in Vietnam. There is a rapid increase in non-infectious diseases and lifestyle diseases such as cancer and diabetes. An estimate from 2011 said that 1.6 million people have diabetes in Vietnam, and by 2030 this number is estimated to reach 3.4 million. This was a…

Innovative Finnish solutions for Ageing Asia in Singapore

Better life for the growing elderly population was the big focus as 700 international and local industry representatives, government and community leaders were gathered in Singapore for the 8th International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum (AAIF) on 25-26 April 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre. There, the goals were to access the best global ageing models…

Networking in a Finnish forest in Singapore

As the first day of Ageing Asia Innovation Forum, AAIF, in Singapore was coming to an end, people gathered in what looks like a Finnish forest at Huone Events Hotel in central Singapore. On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the Embassy of Finland in Singapore hosted a SF100 Networking Cocktail event at Huone Events Hotel as…

Finland minister attended Suomi Finland 100 Singapore seminar

A Suomi Finland 100 Singapore seminar on ‘Creating Solutions for Active Ageing – Together’, gathered over 100 participants on 27 April. Ms. Pirkko Mattila, Minister of Social Affairs and Health of Finland met with Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Minister of State for Health of Singapore in a meet and greet session before the seminar. The…