Category: News

Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

Good health starts from the gut

Professor Gwee Kok Ann shares some useful insights on caring for the gut and tips on choosing the right probiotics supplement. Q1. What are the symptoms of poor gut health? How does one maintain a healthy gut? Symptoms of poor gut health typically include crampy abdominal pain or varying intensities, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, belching and…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Annual Norwegian Seafood Gala held in Kuala Lumpur

On Friday 12 October the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted its annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018. This year was a special dinner since they also celebrated 50 years of Norwegian-Malaysian diplomatic relations. The Embassy was honoured to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato Saifuddin Abdullah as the guest of honour. The…

Danish PPP investment round table held in Vietnam

A round table discussion on a blended finance model solution for a public private partnership investment within the water sector in Vietnam took place on 9 Ocober under the co-organisation of the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam, Grundfos, the Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU), Vietnam Water Supply and Sewage Association (VWSA) and Asia Society…

Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen welcomed to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event on Friday 4 October. This was opportunity for the Danish business community in HCM City to welcome the new Ambassador to Vietnam H.E Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. At the event the participants also enjoyed a discussion with an economic expert from Fulbright University…

Nordics joined World Cleanup Day Jakarta

At the annual World Cleanup Day 2018 in September, taking place simultaneously in a number of places around the world, the Embassy of Finland in Jakarta joined in. Together with their Nordic colleagues and Raffles Jakarta, the Finnish embassy joined this important initiative to raise awareness of the global waste problem. “Everybody can contribute to…

Finnish innovative feminine hygiene brand’s Thailand launch

Lunette from Finland has launched its eco-friendly, innovative feminine hygiene in Thailand. In the end of September 2018 the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok visited the Finnish product, the Lunette menstrual cup, at the Beyond Beauty Asean trade show in Bangkok. Lunette’s menstrual cup is a comfortable safe, odorless and eco-friendly alternative to absorbent pads and…

Nordic Coder: new Swedish company in Ho Chi Minh City

Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, has met with Yen Le, CEO and Co-founder of Nordic Coder, a brand new Swedish company in HCMC, reports the embassy. Nordic Coder provides online and offline courses for coding students, to help bridge the gap between university studies and employment. “Always a great inspiration to meet Swedish businesses in…