Category: General news

Norway to help Myanmar in oil cooperation






Norway and Myanmar signed an agreement for a 5-year Oil for Development program on Thursday 11 May 2017; a milestone in the cooperation between Norway and Myanmar. The aim of the program is to manage the petroleum sector in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible way, to ensure affordable and reliable energy supply to all.…

Danish help for climate adaption in Rakhine






Peter Hansen, Ambassador of Denmark to Myanmar, joined an identification mission to Maungdaw district in Rakhine State for three days last week. He met with the Chief Minister of Rakhine State to discuss the elements for a Danish supported mangrove rehabilitation and climate adaptation programme, as well as the ongoing coastal fisheries co-management programme in…

Europe Day with Laplandia Vodka, Carlsberg and Swedish Gingerbread






Food and beverages brought in from various European countries was the focus point as all 17 EU member states represented in Malaysia gathered to celebrate the annual Europe Day on 9 May 2017. This Europe Day was special since this year is the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties. The Treaties of Rome established a…

Thailand Junior Water Prize winners announced






The winners of the 2017 Thailand Junior Water Prize were announced in an awards ceremony in Bangkok on Monday 1 May. The winning team comes from the Bangkok neighbour province Nonthaburi’s Nonthaburi High School that have invented a waste-collecting boat powered by solar energy. The winners will represent Thailand in the world final of the…

Danish ambassador visited B&O Play Singapore






Danish Ambassador H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard in early May paid a visit to B&O PLAY‘s regional office in Singapore. Bang & Olufsen is regarded as leader of Danish creativity. It works with independent designers and tries to change the traditional concept of how audio and video products look like. Its products aim to include technology,…

Finland 100 Expo held in Hong Kong






The Finland 100 Expo took place on 10 May in Hong Kong. Almost 400 visitors during the day was an excellent celebration of Finland’s centenary. Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong thanked also to all the exhibitors and sponsors InvestHK, Henry Chan, KONE and Saga Furs who made the day possible. Source: Finnish Chamber…

Indonesia clean-up day with Danish Ambassador






Casper Klynge, Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia, and Emil Salim, Senior Development Officer, joined Maritime Coordinator Minister, Luhut Pandjaitan, in cleaning up waste in Cilincing, North Jakarta on Saturday 6 May 2017. Marine plastic waste is a critical problem for Indonesia and the world. Plastic entering the ocean negatively affects the environment, tourism and the…

Finland and Canada celebrate independence with Ice Hockey Match






Two ice hockey loving countries are celebrating big birthdays this year. Finland is celebrating their 100 year of independence while Canada is celebrating 150. On Saturday 6 May 2017, the two countries got together celebrate in their anniversaries with an expat ice hockey match in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to the Embassy of Finland in…

SKF Malaysia-hosted football tournament






SKF in Malaysia hosted the ‘Meet the World‘ football tournament on 10th -11th April in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Teams from 12 schools, all district champions, participated to win a trip to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup, under the sponsorship of SKF. Za’ba Secondary School emerged as the winner of the tournament with…

10 May Finland 100 Expo Hong Kong event includes 30 Finnish exhibitors






The Finland 100 Expo, celebrating Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence and showcasing Finnish Design, Education, Food and Innovations in Hong Kong, is imminent! The expos takes place on 10 May in the SME Centre inside the HKCEC at 12-5 pm. This is a unique opportunity to get to know Finnish businesses and culture, where the…