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Telenor hoping to enter Philippine market

Norwegian Telenor Group is in talks with potential partners in the Philippines. Telenor Group hopes that the Philippine government will choose them in their search for the third player in the Philippine telco industry, according to Business World. Deputy director for regional operations of Telenor, Shanshil Ahmed Shibly, says the Philippines is an interesting market…

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…

Vietnam and Norway discuss fisheries sector

Policy makers from Vietnam and Norway gather in Vietnam to exchange experiences and information on fisheries management. During the first week of October, the Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi, Innovation Norway and Vietnam’s Department of Fisheries host an event for Vietnam and Norway to discuss topics related to fisheries sector. “After over 30 years of cooperation,…

Opening of Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok

The Nordic Film Festival 2018 in Bangkok started on 27 September 2018. On the evening of 27 September, this year’s Nordic Film Festival was opened with a blast. The four Nordic Embassies, sponsor partners, media and friends gathered at the Quartier CineArt to celebrate the screenings of eight Nordic films. The film screenings take place…

Plan International and Telenor Group has entered new partnership

Plan International and Telenor Groups has announced a new partnership that includes Scandinavia, Myanmar and Thailand. On 25 September 2018 Plan International and Telenor Group announced a three years partnership, where they will collaborate on enhancing children and young people’s skills for a digital future. Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that…

Crayfish, snaps at Bangkok Scandinavian Crayfish party

“Let there be crayfish!” With those word, lots of crayfish arrived at the annual Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish party in Bangkok. 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Icelanders had gathered together to spend their Saturday evening with friends, crayfish and snaps at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Riverside Ballroom on 22 September 2018. Before the delicious…

Chinese Embassy demands apology: Swedish satire show makes fun of tourist incident

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden demands an apology from Swedish television after a satire shown featured an incident with Chinese tourists being denied staying in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. On 21 September the satire show ‘Swedish News’ on the Swedish television channel SVT featured an incident with Chinese tourists earlier this September. The Chinese…

Norwegian salmon restaurant will open in Singapore

The Norwegian chain restaurant Pink Fish will open in Singapore in January 2019. Pink Fish’s first restaurant outside Norway will open inside Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. Jewel Changi Airport is still under construction and will open in January 2019. The place will be more than just an airport. I will also include a five…

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…

Scientists on Norwegian vessel: Alarming amount of plastic near Myanmar

Scientists on a Norwegian research vessel have expressed worries over the large amount of microplastics in the sea at the southern Rakhine State, Myanmar. The Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen has conducted a month-long study of fish resources and the marine ecosystem off the Rakhine and Ayeyarwady Region in the western part of…