Category: Community news

Continuity in Scandinavian Society Siam

Robert Kronberg, Chairman of Scandinavian Society Siam, was on Tuesday 23 April re-elected as Chairman for a second term at the Annual General Meeting of the 93 year old association for Scandinavian residents in Thailand. Four of the current board members will also continue on the new board, Claus Gundersen, Christina Hammarlund, Lars Andersson and…

Danish Queen’s Birthday celebrated in Singapore

There was an elegant and festive atmosphere at the residence of Danish ambassador to Singapore, Berit Basse, when on 15 April about 230 people, the majority Danish, gathered to celebrate the birthday of their beloved Queen Margrethe — an event fully sponsored by Danish companies. Exquisite canapes were being served along with chilled wine and champagne, and…

Norwegian firms support ‘Living Hope’ in Malaysia

The Norwegian companies – Aker Solutions, Jotun, Digi, Yara International and Det Norske Veritas – have recently offered RM 45,000 to Living Hope, the organisation working to set up toy and book libraries for underprivileged children in Malaysia. The donation was presented through the Norwegian Embassy and the Malaysian Norway Business Council (MNBC) which have also been…

Danish Visa Centre opens in Chongqing

From 18 April 2013, Chinese citizens can apply for visa to Denmark in Chongqing at the new Danish Visa Centre. On the opening day, the Danish Ambassador Friis Arne Petersen inaugurated the new Danish Visa Centre in Chongqing. After the opening, the Danish tourism promotion institutions VisitDenmark and Scandinavian Tourism Board held a tourism seminar…

SEB Insight Seminar in Bangkok

SEB Private Banking hosted on Thursday 18 April an evening seminar in banking where Mr Sean Yokota, SEB’s new Head of Asia Strategy, shared the three major themes that in his opinion will dominate the next 6 to 12 months. [wzslider autoplay=”true”]Mr. Sean Yokota first spoke about the fast recovery in Asia and China and…

Philippines Norway Business Council selects new board

The Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBS) Networking Luncheon was held on 11 April 2013 at the I’m Angus Steak House in Yakal St. with the selection of the council’s new Board of Directors. The new Board of Directors are: Mr. Ivar Thomasli, Ms. Jannicke Steen Mr. Rodolfo T. Azanza Jr. Mr. Jan Andre’ Heggem, Public Relations…