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A world away at The Sanchaya

It is only a 50-minute ferry ride away from Singapore where The Sanchaya sits beachfront – and yet it nearly feels like worlds apart. It is, in many aspects, in a position on its own. This out-of-the-ordinary estate is the vacation home of an affluent Russian lady who, when residing in her Singapore home, felt…

3 Group launches ‘3LikeHome’ cheap roaming in Thailand

The 3 Group with mobile network services in Denmark and Sweden as well as Austria, Italy, Ireland, and the UK is now offering its cheap “3LikeHome” roaming service when visiting Thailand. It means 3 customers can use their phones in Thailand just like at home in Europe. They can also enjoy the same convenience in…

Joint Nordic Jakarta reception: The Nordic Way

On 20 September the Embassy of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark had invited high-level guests and important stakeholders to Shangri-La Hotel for a grand celebration themed ‘The Nordic Way‘. The Indonesian Minister for Environment and Forestry Ibu Siti Nurbaya Bakar and the Minister for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ibu Susi Pudjiastuti along with ambassadors from…

China, Indonesia, Vietnam joins Denmark in new climate alliance

The Denmark-inspired ‘Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030’ (P4G), a new global climate alliance aiming to become a new engine to drive green growth, was launched on 20 September in the UN Headquarters. Leaders from government, business and civil society launched P4G to drive inclusive, equitable and sustainable economic growth. P4G will…

Indonesia highlights right to freedom of religion at the UN

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, as one of the panelists at the Trygve Lie Annual Symposium held by the International Peace Institute (IPI), highlighted the right to freedom of religion. The symposium was held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations (UN) General Assembly in New York, Thursday. The Trygve Lie Annual Symposium…

Denmark plays central role in new global climate initiative

A new global climate initiative – P4G – was launched Wednesday by the Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at the General Assembly of the UN in New York. “P4G” is an abbreviation of “Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030”. China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea is backing the P4G initiative. The initiative…

World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week was held in Stockholm on 27 August until 1 September 2017. It is a meeting place for scientists, policy makers, and private sector and civil society actors to network, exchange ideas and foster new thinking around the most pressing water-related challenges of today. It inspires collaborative action and bridges science, policy and practice. During the week, the…

Denmark’s new ambassador arrives to Jakarta

Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen is being welcomed as the new Danish ambassador to Jakarta by the Embassy of Denmark, Indonesia, arriving on 10 September. “He is eager get started building on the strong partnership between Indonesia and Denmark,” writes the embassy. Rasmus comes from a position in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Head of…

Indonesia starts offshore aquaculture inspired by Norway

Inspired by the Norwegian fishermen, three pilot sites of offshore aquaculture have been launched to breed the Barramundi and Sea Bass fishes in Aceh and Central Java provinces, an official from the Fishery and Maritime Ministry announced on Tuesday 29 August 2017. Beginning in 2017, the developing of the offshore aquaculture in Sabang, Aceh province,…

Fintech in the real world – it’s happening in Asia

Angel investor Mr Dusan Stojanovic of True Global Ventures (TGV) continues to be our guide in painting the fast-tracked fintech (financial technology) development in Asia, and in relation to the Nordics, part two. In part one (June 2017) Dusan explained the strategy for his worldwide fintech investment vehicle (focusing solely on B2B fintech investment) and…