Category: Community news

Breakfast with General Consul, Viktoria Li






On the 31st of January the Swedish Chamber of Commerce facilitated a round table breakfast discussion between Viktoria Li, the General Consul in Shanghai and representatives from Swedish Corporations in China. The discussion centered on what we may expect from the new Chinese political leadership. The discussion also covered how Sweden is preparing to meet…

Team Finland on a Mission in Shanghai






Government relations play a crucial role in business in China and Team Finland Shanghai wants to make the most of that fact. On 30th of January the Finnish Business Council (FBCS) in collaboration with Consulate General of Finland in Shanghai hosted a seminar at Sofitel Shanghai Hyland where participants had the possibility to discuss with…

Thaipusam evening with SWA






Saturday 26th January the Scandinavian Women’s Association (SWA) in Singapore organised an evening out in Little India (an ethnic neighborhood found in Singapore) to see and learn about the Hindu celebration Thaipusam. The event was fully booked and 40 persons participated. Jan Lund from Asia Adviser told the attendees about the background for this peculiar…

Danish artist and architect Crossing Over in Bangkok






National Gallery in Bangkok presents Danish art, design and architecture with the opening of “Crossing Over” on January 29th, – all from the hands of one person, artist and architect Marco Evaristti. There is plenty of time to visit the exhibition at The National Gallery – it closes on 26. February 2013. Marcus Evaristti has proven…

Kings of the Weekend






The Norwegian folk-pop duo Kings of Convenience kicked off the last weekend of January with a memorable concert at the 3rd Singapore Laneway festival. As the first band entering the stage, Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe geared up the early bird hipsters in Singapore with an acoustic set of tunes that sent chills over the…

FBC’s Extraordinary General Meeting






An Extraordinary General Meeting was held on December 13th 2012 at the Marina at Keppel Bay to address issues of immediate importance with the Finnish Business Council in Singapore’s (FBC) constitution and to elect committee members to replace those who have relocated or otherwise needed to step down from their duties. The name “FBC Committee” itself was changed…

Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China seeks new language teacher






Swedish Chamber of Commerce in China is looking for a teacher for the Swedish language course in Beijing for its Spring 2013 programme. According to the chamber’s announcement, Swedish natives living in Beijing who acquired a qualified teacher certificates are encouraged to hand in the application forms. The programme has been running since 2011 with…

83 Danes networking in Hua Hin






On January 18th 83 Danes were networking at the Danish-owned restaurant “Snoopy” in Hua Hin. Owner Hans Madsen and Chef Gert Rask provided a fantastic buffet and made everyone feel very welcome. This evening guest speaker Claus Padkaer told participants about the different services that Bangkok Hospital in both Hua Hin and Bangkok can provide.…

SSS website is hacked ‘for the third time’






The Scandinavian Siam Society (SSS) website was hacked again yesterday for the third time in a month, said the association’s chairman Robert Kronberg. Kronberg said he is perplexed by the incident given that the webmaster has successfully created a new website under a new host WordPress.com – which would reduce the security flaws the old…