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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…

The Nordic missions met Malaysia’s Minister of Education

The Nordic embassies in Kuala Lumpur have met with Malaysia’s Minister for Education. “Inspiring exchanges during Nordic meeting with HE Minister of Education YB Dr Maszlee Malik on sustainability, innovation, challenges to fostering of independent mind-set, integration, increasing exchanges between the Nordics and Malaysia, etc. We are deeply appreciative to YB for taking time to…

Asia House: A gateway from Denmark to Asia

Asia House is a Danish organisation that connects Denmark and Asia. With executive director Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup in front, Asia House aims to be a platform of knowledge about business in the Asian market – a market too important to overlook according to the executive director. 120 years ago, a red brick house was built…

Banyan Tree arrives with Swedish GM to Kuala Lumpur: Anders Dimblad

Even seasoned business travellers and other visitors to Kuala Lumpur who have not visited in the past few years are in for a surprise, not least when it comes to the abundance of new top-notch accommodation choices. With only 55 rooms and a minimum size of 51 Sq m Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur stands out…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

Sweden and the UN will beat plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Sweden and UN Environment announces project that aims to ensure that less plastic leaks through waste management systems. Sweden, United Nations Environment (UN Environment) and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) on 10 September announced a project to combat marine litter and plastic pollution in Southeast Asia over the coming four…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Agreement between EU and the Pacific region to promote sound ocean governance

An agreement to promote sustainable management and sound ocean governance in the Pacific Region was signed on 5 September. A landmark agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), the Pacific-Community-SPC, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The University of the South…

Monitor ERP System Asia sets up Penang development team

The Swedish manufacturing ERP system provider Monitor ERP System Asia is setting up a development team in Penang, Malaysia, its Southeast Asia hub. Monitor is therefore now recruiting new team members with software development skills. Those interested in applying should also be team players. “Operations also include consulting / training and support within Monitor ERP…