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Norwegian SalMar received ‘Ocean Farm 1’ from China

The Norwegian fish farm company SalMar just received ‘Ocean farm 1’ from China and now sees big potential for offshore expansion. Salmon farmers are venturing offshore to overcome production constraints caused by limits on coastal fishing licenses. Bard Skjelstad, head of biology for Norway’s SalMar, said. The company is deploying Ocean Farm 1, an offshore…

Ambassador Gunn Jorid Roset accredited to Malaysia

On 16 August Gunn Jorid Roset was accredited as Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia. Her Excellency presented her credentials to Malaysia’s king, the Yang Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V, in a grand ceremony at the National Palace of Istana Negara, along with 12 other foreign envoys. Ambassador Roset also exhibited Norway’s rich cultural heritage in…

Telenor’s head of innovation moved to Singapore

Singapore is a great hub for innovation in Asia, according to Vegard Aas, innovation chief of Norwegian Telenor. That is why he a year ago moved the head of innovation from Norway to the sky rocking urban state of Asia and he is certain that was the right move. But why Singapore? “It’s a great…

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway

Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 2017, making it a purely family affair with husband Omar. “It was very hard because of the…

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy

On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. “It is always better to have a…

Partially Norwegian owned Malaysian Newsprint Industries (MNI) goes bankrupt

One of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of paper across South East Asia with customers from Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong goes bankrupt. The Norwegian company Norske Skog is a partial owner of the company together with Hong Leong Group, The New Straits Times Press, and Rimbunan Hijau Group. The board of directors has concluded…

Hundreds of Santas gather in Denmark for World Santa Claus Congress

Hundreds of people with long, white beards and dressed in red suits and caps have gathered in Denmark for the annual World Santa Claus Congress that took place on July 24-27 2017. Especially the Nordic countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden were well represented with Santas. But the world is clearly packed with white bearded old men.…

Norwegian Ambassador attends completion ceremony

H.E. Ambassador Mr. Kjetil Paulsen, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok, attended on Thursday 27th of July 2017 the completion ceremony for the Main Support Frame (MSF) module of the Johan Sverdrup drilling platform, in Laem Chabang. The ceremony marked the end of a two-year long project between Aibel Thailand and Statoil, which ended with the successful,…