Category: Norway

Singapore Zoo – a zoo-per experience for the whole family

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Singapore Zoo. It’s one of the first thing you hear, when you ask for a “must see” in Singapore. Not only is it the perfect escape from the concrete jungle to the tropical rainforest, it’s also considered to be one of best zoo’s in the world. With its focus on education and its “open-concept”, visitors…

Singapore receives big donation from Det Norske

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“We want to give back to the community,” says Rolf Jarle Brøske, Director of Communication at Det Norske Oljeselskap (The Norwegian Oil Company). Det Norske Oljeselskap (The Norwegian Oil Company) donates SGD 2000 to C.I.T.Y Community Services in Singapore. But the generous donation of SGD 2000 is not all. Det Norske wanted to share the best…

Norwegian Boys’ Choir attracts 850 guests to church concert

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“If it doesn’t give you goose bumps, you need help. Seriously,” said Karl Johnny Hersvik, CEO of Det Norske Oljeselskap ASA (The Norwegian Company), before 60 Norwegian boys began their performance of their first public concert in Asia. Looking around the fully seated church guests, it was indeed difficult not to spot a person not…

Scandinavian women to discover their own brand in Singapore

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What is your personal brand? Or in other words: What do you want to be known for? This was one of the many questions Roger Grant asked members of Scandinavian Women’s Association (SWA) and friends at the ”Work made personal”-workshop on Thursday 19 May 2016. Roger and his wife Sophia Chin own PERSONNA, where they make a…

Ivar Aasen topsides ready to sail away from Singapore in May 2016

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A Norwegian topsides platform is ready to be sent home to Norway from Singapore. In the beginning of June 2016, the topsides to Ivar Aasen will sail away to Trondheim, which will be marked with a huge official celebration on 24 May 2016 by oil company Det norske oljeselskap ASA (Det norske) beginning from early morning. The ceremony itself…

New board Norwegian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong

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Based on the Norwegian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong’s Annual General Meeting held on 21 April a new Board was elected. The following office bearers were elected or re-elected for the term of 2016-2017: Mr. Kjartan Furset – Chairman (Re-elected) Mr. Trygve Nøkleby (New) – Vice-Chairman (Elected) Mr. Einar Straume – Treasurer (Re-elected) Mr.…

Music producer and Norwegian Ambassador spouse donate song to Indonesia

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“As Indonesia becomes stronger and more prominent in the world, Indonesians want to help and show solidarity. A few Pioneers among Indonesian philanthropists and celebrities are already engaged, and I think more and more people will join in showing solidarity with those who suffer,” says Madam Ibu Noor Traavik, the spouse to Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia.…

Norway contributes with two films to film festival in Indonesia

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From 29 April to 8 May Indonesia will be the host country for the Europe on Screen festival, an annual event dedicated to showcasing the best and most entertaining new films from Europe. This year, Scandinavian films are strongly represented at the festival with two great Norwegian films on the program, In Order of Disappearance and…

Norway ready to help Indonesia develop friendly agriculture

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The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia Stig Traavik said that Norway is ready to help Indonesia to develop peatland-friendly agriculture. On 3 May 2016, Stig Traavik said: “We’ll help Indonesia in mastering how to cultivate plants without drying the peatlands, and how to increase the value added of the plants. There are some plants that can…

Scandinavian films to European Film Festival in Singapore

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Movie-lovers, festival folk, and car fans, May is your season! From 10-22 May 2016 Singapore will host its 26th European Union Film Festival (EUFF), the longest-running foreign film festival in Singapore. 30 movies will be screened during the festival period. Among the 30 movies, all Scandinavian countries will contribute with one film. On 11 May, Denmark…