Category: General news

No injured Scandinavians in train accident in north of Thailand

On the night of July 16, a passenger train of State Railways of Thailand (SRT) from Bangkok to Chiang Mai derailed in the mountainous area of Phrae province in the north of Thailand, injuring 23 passengers, mostly foreign tourists. However, there was no report of injured Scandinavians, according to the announcement on SRT website. The…

Vietnamese students win gold medals at International Olympiad in Denmark

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, five Vietnamese students participated in the International Physics Olympiad 2013 in Denmark from July 5-15. All of them won medals, including two gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals. The two gold medalists are Bui Quang Tu, a 12th grader from the Hanoi – Amsterdam…

Waiter at Philippine beach resort suspected of raping 15-year-old Norwegian girl

Philippine police are filing charges against a 22-year-old waiter accused of raping a 15-year-old Norwegian tourist at the beach resort he works at. Senior Inspector Ryan Retutar says the suspect struck up a conversation with the girl late last Friday while she was alone by a pool at the resort in northern Ilocos Norte province.…

Angry Birds theme park to open in Haining, Zhejiang

The Haining city government and Rovio, a Finnish entertainment media company and producer of the Angry Birds game, announced recently that China’s first real-life Angry Birds theme park will open in Haining in Shanghai’s neighboring Zhejiang province. A state company under the city government has invested 20 million yuan (US$3.24 million) in building the theme…

Swedish CENTEC Vietnam at VietFish Fair 2013

Swedish CENTEC Vietnam together with Swedish companies participated in the VietFish Fair held in Ho Chi Minh City on 25-27 June 2013. CENTEC is established as a project under the Swedish Embassy to support continued and strengthened Swedish-Vietnamese relationship within the field of environmental technology. CENTEC focuses on establishing partnerships within the private sector- Business…