Category: General news

Remarkable Indonesian locals help Norwegian girl after being robbed






”I’ve got a story that you might find uplifting,” writes Øystein Baadsvik from Norway in a Facebook post, after a horrible event turned into a happy ending for his daughter Karin Baadsvik, all because of some friendly and helpful Indonesian locals. While travelling around in Indonesia, Karin Baadsvik suddenly found herself without passport, computer, wallet…

ScandAsia media internship for Bangkok and Singapore






ScandAsia is once again open for applicants from media students from media schools and universities in Denmark for a half year of internship in Bangkok and Singapore. The applicants will have to follow the procedure set up and agreed to by all the Danish media organisations. Apart from the two positions advertised in Denmark, ScandAsia is…

Sigtunaskolan holds Singapore presentation






Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket(SSHL), a well-known boarding school in Sweden is holding a guest lecture at the Swedish Residence in Singapore on March 21, 5-7 pm. Dr. Margret Benedik, Director of SSHL will speak about the challenges that we face living with our children in a bilingual/multilingual environment. In addition, Dr. Benedik will also answer questions…

What type of investor are you? Active, passive or do-it-yourself investing?






You are your own worst enemy when it comes to investing. You can either decide to let someone else do it for you or create a solid investment framework to improve your chances of investment success. By: Alexander Wetterling What type of investor are you? First and foremost, you need to ask yourself what kind…

Nordic boat brand and dealer debut at Singapore Yacht Show






As the excitement and anticipation for the seventh edition of the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) on 6-9 Apil 2017 is building up, the Finnish head-turning boat brand Axopar Boats is literally on its way to Singapore. During the show one 37-footer (Axopar 37 ST) will arrive to Singapore followed by a second boat, a 28…

Danish exhibition and book launched in Malaysia






On 7 March 2017 the Embassy of Denmark, Kuala Lumpur celebrated the launch of the Danish exhibition at Serdang Galeri, UPM and the book ‘Cerita laman kehidupan dari] or ‘Stories from the garden of life in Copenhagen‘ written by Dr. Shureen Faris. The exhibition ‘Copenhagen: Create a Better Life for People‘ has three parts. The…

Embassy of Sweden and Ikea promote paternity leave in Thailand






Paternity leave as a step towards gender equality in Thailand was promoted with an event held in Bangkok jointly by the Embassy of Sweden and IKEA Thailand, held in connection to the HeForShe Arts Week and the Swedish Dads exhibition – an initiative by UN Women to promote gender equality through arts and cultural activities.…

Finland helps Vietnam with forest management






On 8 March 2017 the Finnish Embassy to Vietnam organised a workshop in cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The workshop took place in Ho Chi Minh City and had a focus on management and sharing of data on forests in Vietnam. The workshop was part of the Forest Management Information Systems Project, FORMIS,…

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia






Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…