Category: Malaysia

Huone Singapore: Finnish innovative events concept arrives






On Thursday 23 February Finnish-owned Huone Singapore was inaugurated, with H.E. Finland’s Ambassador to Singapore Paula Parviainen in attendance. This international expansion is based on Huone Events Hotel from Helsinki – an events and meetings concept, basically resembling a hotel without bedrooms. The new Huone is branded as Singapore’s most creative meeting space, here with…

Lifestyle Asia joins Burda International






When telling the story to ScandAsia about Lifestyle Asia co-founder Richard Nilsson indicated that they would not be independent forever. After celebrating 10 years in business in 2016 the announcement came in January 2017 that Burda International had acquired LifestyleAsia.com – Asia’s premier online luxury and lifestyle magazine, started by three Swedes in Hong Kong.…

Danish architecture exhibit at Malaysian Gallery






“Architecture with People” is the name of the Danish exhibition that opened on Monday 20 February 2017 at the Galeri Serdang, which is part of the Faculty of Design and Architecture at Universiti Putra Malaysia. The exhibition is created by Danish Solutions which purpose is to enhance promotion of Danish architecture and architects globally. Danish…

Malaysian trade minister meets Swedish companies






On 12 January Malaysia’s Minister of International Trade and Industry, met with 17 Swedish companies active in Malaysia for discussions on various topics. Y.B. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamad was accompanied by Datuk J. Jayasiri, Secretary General of MITI, Dato’ Azman Mahmud, CEO of MIDA, Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, CEO of MATRADE, and Dato’ Zainal Amanshah, CEO…

Swe embassy, Volvo Trucks Malaysia visit students






On 20 January, the Embassy of Sweden, Kuala Lumpur and Volvo Trucks Malaysia visited Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) for an interactive session with about 120 students. The students were introduced to Swedish society and culture, with special emphasis on innovation and education, before they had the opportunity to interact with two Malaysian alumni from…

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian strengths






H.E. Hans Ola Urstad encourages Norwegian companies to look outside Kuala Lumpur H.E. Hans Ola Urstad was appointed the Norwegian Ambassador in Malaysia in 2012. Before coming to Malaysia, Hans Ola Urstad was already an experienced diplomat. He has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1980, and besides assignments as Consul General…

Danish energy efficiency achievements in Melaka






Danish Energy Efficiency Partners Sdn Bhd. (DEEP) has received the prestigious Melaka Green Awards 2016 and a milestone has been reached in January 2016 as the retrofitting of three out of planned nine buildings in the state of Melaka has been completed. Deep was awarded the Melaka Green Awards for 2016 under the International Collaboration…

23rd Carlsberg Golf Classic concluded






After six months of great sportsmanship and golf moves amongst 3,000 amateur golfers at 31 golf clubs nationwide, the 23rd instalment of the largest and longest running amateur golf series in Malaysia – Carlsberg Golf Classic concluded in December 2016 with 51 finalists who battled it out on the greens in the National Final at…

Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland – and Singapore – least corrupt countries






The Nordic counrtries together with New Zealand and Singapore in the Asia Pacific are this year once again on the top of the list of the World’s least corrupt countries. Revealing the “Corruption Perception Index”, Transparency International commented overall on the root causes of corruption: “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality,…

Carlsberg Malaysia’s foundation continues elephant conservation






The J.C. Jacobsen Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Carlsberg Malaysia, in January 2017 pledged its support towards elephant conservation by continuing to adopt three Pahang-born elephants at the Zoo Negara. Its cash sponsorship of RM 20 000 was presented to the National Zoological Society in conjunction with an up-close and personal session with the gentle…