Category: Norway

Team Norway networking event in Bangkok


With a networking event on Monday 12 September 2016 Team Norway will introduce itself, consisting in “the most important Norwegian Stakeholders in Thailand including the key staff of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok and Innovation Norway as well as the newly elected Board of Governors of the Thai Norwegian Chamber of Commerce.” This evening…

Leonard O. Stornes steps in as Acting NBAS President


Norwegian Business Association (Singapore) has announced (on 15 August 2016) that Ms Hilde Nafstad has relocated to Norway to take up new challenges in Statoil. NBAS wishes her the best of luck in her new position. The NBAS Board has elected Leonard O. Stornes as new acting President with immediate effect. Leonard is the Managing…

Anti-corruption seminar in Bangkok


The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand (JFCCT) invites all interested to an anti-corruption seminar in the Thai capital, Bangkok. At the seminar, information on corruption prevention and corruption suppression will be exchanged between JFCCT and the Office of the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC). The seminar will start at 1pm, and the welcome remarks…

Norwegians Worldwide hosts cod evening in Bangkok


On Tuesday 6 September 2016 Norwegians Worldwide invites Norwegians in Thailand to an evening in a relaxed atmosphere in Bangkok. The evening will feature a classic Norwegian menu of boiled cod served with boiled potatoes, carrots, green peas and butter sauce. During the evening, greetings will be given by the Consul of Madagascar by Consul…

Criticised Norwegian leaves Sarawak’s world of logging and environmental crime

V0037411 Sarawak: a native Malaysian tribe fishing on the Baram River
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Sarawak: a native Malaysian tribe fishing on the Baram River. Photograph.
c. 1896 By: Charles HosePublished:  - 

Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0

For those Scandinavians who may have read the intriguing book ‘Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia’ a Norwegian named Datuk Torstein Dale Sjøtveit will be familiar (Datuk being his official Malaysian title given to him). Described in the book by its author as a “gatekeeper between the criminal world of the…

Fresh Norwegian mountain air on export to China


Three men from Stavanger and Sandnes will sell fresh Norwegian mountain air to China, according to the daily newspaper Aftenposten. Three engineers collect air in large containers along the 42 kilometers long Lysefjord, compress the air in smaller bottles and put it up for sale on the internet. Talking to to Stavanger Aftenblad, the chairman…

Scandinavian Business Seating highlights HAG Capisco


As people are returning from their annual leave, Scandinavian Business Seating (SBS) – a designer and producer of Scandinavian designed office chairs – highlights the extraordinary HAG Capisco chair from Norway, intended both for the home and work environment. Today’s workplace and advanced technology, forces us to sit for countless hours every day. Those who…

Norwegian’s dedicated Thai tour guide


Rossukol Phansung, or khun “Rossi”, is taking advantage of having learned the Norwegian culture and language by offering guided tours in Thailand for Norwegians. Having previously lived in Norway for ten years she is fluent in Norwegian, while she also knows everything about history and culture in here home country. She is now reaching out…

Nordic ministers partake in Mongolia ASEM summit


Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende; Finland’s Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, and Denmark’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen all participated in the ASEM Summit held in in Ulanbaatar, Mongolia on 15-16 July. The Summit marked the 20th anniversary of the Asia-Europe Meeting and focused on ways to strengthen partnerships and connections between Asia and Europe.…