Category: General news

Danish Adventurer stranded in Indonesia after trouble with sponsor






“A humble appeal to the generous Sandaun Government who promised us funding so that we could continue ‘The Worlds First Circumnavigation of the Island of New Guinea in a Traditional Sailing canoe’,” writes Danish Adventurer Thor Jensen on his Facebook, Wednesday 29 March 2017. EMTV reports, after being contacted by Thor Jensen, that the Danish…

Denmark and Save the Children discuss education in China






Embassy of Denmark in Beijing and Save the Children held a panel discussion on education and innovation in China with Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO of Save the Children International and former Prime Minister of Denmark. On Thursday 23 March 2017 the Danish Embassy and Save the Children hosted a lively discussion on how education and innovation…

Norway and DTAC host startup event for Thai-Norwegian exchange students






The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an event at DTAC Accelerate, joining together the Thai-Norwegian network for exchange students and the Norwegian-owned company DTAC. On Monday 27 March 2017, the Embassy, together with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted an event with DTAC Accelerate, a program by Norwegian owned…

Successful Co-creation workshop at Swedish Embassy in Bangkok






On 21-22 March 2017 the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok hosted their annual workshop for regional development partner organizations; Co-reation for Transformation – Effective Delivery on SDGs through Enhanced Cross-Sectorial Interaction. The workshop was opened by an inspiring dialogue between Ambassador Staffan Herrström and Anne-Charlotte Malm, Head of Development Section. “Every human being should know about…

Finnish app teaching quantum physics to 5-year-olds launched in Singapore






The future of learning. Quantum physics is usually something older kids learn about while sitting bored and distracted in a classroom, but with their new game, Big Bang Legends, Finnish start-up Lightneer hopes to change that. In fact, they want to teach kids as young as age 5 about quarks, protons and the periodic table.…

Finnish Embassy at opening of 8th Myanmar School of Politics






The 8th Myanmar School of Politics, a programme aimed at enhancing the democratic knowledge and skills of politicians in Myanmar and furthering their practice of multiparty dialogue, was kicked off on Saturday 18 March 2017. Katarina Tapio, Deputy Head of Mission at the Finnish Embassy in Bangkok, was present at the opening ceremony where she held…

Norway meets with Thai Ministry of Energy






Kjetil Paulson, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, met with representatives of the Thai Ministry of Energy as they stopped by the Norwegian Embassy on Friday 24 March 2017 The representatives from the Ministry of Energy in Thailand attended a meeting at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok to discuss the Norwegian energy sector and how…

Cambodians fight to save their forest against illegal logging with Danish help






Motorcycles are roaring, leaves rattle and every now and then a twig snaps under a shoe as a group of people, trying to protect the place they call home, gather deep inside of Cambodia’s biggest forest, Prey Lang. As one of Southeast Asia’s last remaining lowland evergreen woodlands, Prey Lang, which translates to ‘our forest’…

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…