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Snøhetta architecture in Bangkok






Dr. Ole Gustavsen, rector at the Norwegian College of Architecture, gave a lecture at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Center about the famous Norwegian architecture company, Snøhetta. Several hundred Thai students and teacher attended the inspiring event with Dr. Ole Gustavsen on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Snøhetta has designed a large number of famous construction…

On a yacht, SWA raise money for challenged youth






Raising money for charity, Scandinavian women spent a day enjoying Singapore from a yacht on Saturday 17 June 2017. Scandinavian Women’s Association Singapore hosted the event SWAatSea: Charity Sunset Cruise, which invited women to join them on a luxurious day at sea in the name of charity. For the women who participated the day included…

Norway and Vietnam signs agreement for better safety at sea






Vietnam Hydrographic Office, VHO, and the Norwegian Mapping Authority Hydrographic Service, NHS, signed a cooperation agreement on Monday 19 June 2017. The agreement marks an important step in international cooperation on navigational charts and for safety at sea, as well as a new milestone in the expanding links between Norway and Vietnam. Siren Gjerme Eriksen…

Team Norway visits Aibel and Jotun in Laem Chabang






On Wednesday 14 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Thailand together with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, visited Norwegian companies Aibel and Jotun, both based in Laem Chabang. Both companies are cornerstones in the strong and growing economic relationship between Norway and Thailand, says the embassy. The first visit was to Aibel’s engineering offices…

New visa agreement between Indonesia and Norway






After two years of negotiation, Indonesia and Norway signed visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passport on Monday 12 June 2017 in Oslo. The cooperation is a new step to strengthen bilateral relations between both countries. It was conveyed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in an Indonesia-Norway Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation,…

Summer substitutes at Sjømannskirken Singapore






Summer holiday 2017 is coming up, and the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore, Sjømannskirken, is introducing its new families who be summer substitutes at the church. The first family will arrive at Sjømannskirken in Singapore on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Ingelin and Bengt Norbakken lives in Sandnes, where Bengt works as a cantor in Gand…

New schools and water supply system for Mon community






On Monday 5 June 2017, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Yangon visited the Kroeng Batoi Area in Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, where Norway in partnership with the International Labour Organisation, ILO, has initiated a project to support the recovery of Mon communities and to contribute to the on-going peace process. The purpose of the project is…

Sushi causes growing popularity for Norwegian Salmon in Thailand






Norwegian salmon is growing in popularity in South-East Asia, and Norway is the leading supplier of fresh salmon into the region. According the Jon Erik Steenlid, Director of Norwegian Seafood Council in South-East Asia, the increasing consumption in the Japanese dish sushi is to thank for the growing popularity for Norwegian salmon. “Particularly in Thailand,…