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  • Norwegian man nabbed for unlicensed chiropratic care service

    In a sting operation, undercover Immigration Department agents arrested a Norwegian national, who had been offering chiropractic treatments without licence from Thailand’s Public Health Ministry. The suspect, identified as Vincens Steen, had offered his service to foreign clients in Pattaya area without a work permit, according to Immigration Department officers. [...]

    Norwegian man nabbed for unlicensed chiropratic care service
  • Norway says Indonesia risks setback in rainforest protection

    Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia’s plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on August 18. Norway, rich from offshore oil and gas, paid 10.3 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) to [...]

    Norway says Indonesia risks setback in rainforest protection
  • Young Norwegian blogger decries Cambodia’s sweatshop conditions

    Seventeen-year-old blogger Anniken Jørgensen raged against Aftenposten and H & M after she was featured in web series about textile industry in Cambodia. In a post on his blog titled “Norway is not honest enough”, Jørgensen wrote of her frustration after participating in Aftenposten’s web-TV series “sweatshop”. Jørgensen was one [...]

    Young Norwegian blogger decries Cambodia’s sweatshop conditions
  • Swedes welcome beach nudity and toplessness

    Sweden is among the top ten countries where most vacationers have been naked or topless on the beach. The majority of the Swedes also say they welcome nudity among other beach goers. Most happy to be nude on the beaches in Sweden are the Austrians while the Japanese are the [...]

    Swedes welcome beach nudity and toplessness
  • Norway-brokered peace in Myanmar to take generations to complete

    The peace process undertaken by Burma’s government and the country’s ethnic armed groups could take several generations to complete, according to an analyst watching the negotiations closely. The government of President Thein Sein is looking to sign a nationwide ceasefire with ethnic rebel leaders, which would be followed by political [...]

    Norway-brokered peace in Myanmar to take generations to complete
  • Thailand Expat Guide 2014 – Out Now!

    Thailand Expat Guide 2014 is the second edition of the popular booklet. Packed with practical and useful information, the guide remains an indispensable primer for newcomers and a versatile tool for long-term residents who live and work in Thailand. Like its predecessor, Thailand Expat Guide 2014, intended as a help [...]

    Thailand Expat Guide 2014 – Out Now!
  • 92 Scandinvians will participate in the Youth Olympics

    Between the 16th and 28th of August nearly a hundred young Scandinavians will be fighting to prove themselves in the Youth Olympic Games(YOG) held in Nanjing, China. The youths are 15 to 18 years old but the YOG itself is even younger. In fact its only 4 four years old and [...]

    A picture from the torch ignition ceremony of the very first Youth Olympics Games in Singapore 2010. Photo @RossoRobot WikiCommons
  • Telenor to introduce low-priced sim cards in Myanmar

    Telenor Myanmar, the local unit of Norway-based telecom operator Telenor, is planning to sell 10 million low-priced SIM cards in three main cities of Myanmar — Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw — starting September, local reports said on August 8. Telenor, which will charge 25 kyats (2.5 U.S. cents) [...]

    Telenor to introduce low-priced sim cards in Myanmar
  • Singaporeans are exploring Nordic literature

    From Pippi Longstocking to dark humored comic novels. It seems like Singaporeans have figured out that Nordic literature has more to offer than gloomy crime novels. Even though Nordic Noir is still the most popular Scandinavian literature in Singapore, the Strait Times reports that book distributers expect a new wave [...]

    Swedish author Jonas Jonasson signing books. Photo: A. Savin
  • Russia consider a ban on EU flights

    Routes between Scandinavia and China will be strongly affected if Russia chooses to ban EU flights over Siberia. According to Financial Times signs has emerged that a ban on western airlines using Russian airspace is on the drawing board as an answer to recent sanctions. A quick look at Finnairs [...]

    A Finnair flight about to land in Hong Kong after a flight over Russian airspace. Photo: Lasse Henriksen

Category: Norway

Norwegian man nabbed for unlicensed chiropratic care service

Norwegian man nabbed for unlicensed chiropratic care service

In a sting operation, undercover Immigration Department agents arrested a Norwegian national, who had been offering chiropractic treatments without licence from Thailand’s Public Health Ministry. The suspect, identified as Vincens Steen, had offered his service to foreign clients in Pattaya area without a work permit, according to Immigration Department officers. [...]

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Norway says Indonesia risks setback in rainforest protection

Norway says Indonesia risks setback in rainforest protection

Brazil has made good progress in safeguarding the Amazon rainforest but Indonesia’s plans for its forests could face setbacks under a new government, a report commissioned by top forest aid donor Norway said on August 18. Norway, rich from offshore oil and gas, paid 10.3 billion crowns ($1.7 billion) to [...]

Read more ›
Young Norwegian blogger decries Cambodia’s sweatshop conditions

Young Norwegian blogger decries Cambodia’s sweatshop conditions

Seventeen-year-old blogger Anniken Jørgensen raged against Aftenposten and H & M after she was featured in web series about textile industry in Cambodia. In a post on his blog titled “Norway is not honest enough”, Jørgensen wrote of her frustration after participating in Aftenposten’s web-TV series “sweatshop”. Jørgensen was one [...]

Read more ›
Swedes welcome beach nudity and toplessness

Swedes welcome beach nudity and toplessness

Sweden is among the top ten countries where most vacationers have been naked or topless on the beach. The majority of the Swedes also say they welcome nudity among other beach goers. Most happy to be nude on the beaches in Sweden are the Austrians while the Japanese are the [...]

Read more ›
Norway-brokered peace in Myanmar to take generations to complete

Norway-brokered peace in Myanmar to take generations to complete

The peace process undertaken by Burma’s government and the country’s ethnic armed groups could take several generations to complete, according to an analyst watching the negotiations closely. The government of President Thein Sein is looking to sign a nationwide ceasefire with ethnic rebel leaders, which would be followed by political [...]

Read more ›
Thailand Expat Guide 2014 – Out Now!

Thailand Expat Guide 2014 – Out Now!

Thailand Expat Guide 2014 is the second edition of the popular booklet. Packed with practical and useful information, the guide remains an indispensable primer for newcomers and a versatile tool for long-term residents who live and work in Thailand. Like its predecessor, Thailand Expat Guide 2014, intended as a help [...]

Read more ›
A picture from the torch ignition ceremony of the very first Youth Olympics Games in Singapore 2010. Photo @RossoRobot WikiCommons

92 Scandinvians will participate in the Youth Olympics

Between the 16th and 28th of August nearly a hundred young Scandinavians will be fighting to prove themselves in the Youth Olympic Games(YOG) held in Nanjing, China. The youths are 15 to 18 years old but the YOG itself is even younger. In fact its only 4 four years old and [...]

Read more ›
Telenor to introduce low-priced sim cards in Myanmar

Telenor to introduce low-priced sim cards in Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar, the local unit of Norway-based telecom operator Telenor, is planning to sell 10 million low-priced SIM cards in three main cities of Myanmar — Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw — starting September, local reports said on August 8. Telenor, which will charge 25 kyats (2.5 U.S. cents) [...]

Read more ›
Swedish author Jonas Jonasson signing books. Photo: A. Savin

Singaporeans are exploring Nordic literature

From Pippi Longstocking to dark humored comic novels. It seems like Singaporeans have figured out that Nordic literature has more to offer than gloomy crime novels. Even though Nordic Noir is still the most popular Scandinavian literature in Singapore, the Strait Times reports that book distributers expect a new wave [...]

Read more ›
A Finnair flight about to land in Hong Kong after a flight over Russian airspace. Photo: Lasse Henriksen

Russia consider a ban on EU flights

Routes between Scandinavia and China will be strongly affected if Russia chooses to ban EU flights over Siberia. According to Financial Times signs has emerged that a ban on western airlines using Russian airspace is on the drawing board as an answer to recent sanctions. A quick look at Finnairs [...]

Read more ›