Category: Norway

Norwegian sex offender arrested in pre-Songkran security crackdown






The head of Thai immigration announced the arrest of five foreign nationals this week in what he called a nationwide pre-Songkran crackdown to help boost the security of Thais and foreign tourists. Among the five arrested was a Norwegian man wanted for sex offences believed committed in Norway. His right to stay in Thailand has been terminated…

Huge Norwegian Prime Minister-lead delegation visits China






Prime Minister Erna Solberg is during 7 to 10 April leading a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China. The main purpose of the visit is to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China. ‘I am very pleased that we are now normalising our political and diplomatic relations. The visit…

Norwegian PM going to China to resume work on trade agreement






The thick ice between China and Norway seems to slowly be melting. After a six-year long dispute between the two countries, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, announce that she will be travelling to China this week and meet with President Xi Jinping to resume work on a free trade agreement between the countries. On…

Norway and DTAC host startup event for Thai-Norwegian exchange students






The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce co-hosted an event at DTAC Accelerate, joining together the Thai-Norwegian network for exchange students and the Norwegian-owned company DTAC. On Monday 27 March 2017, the Embassy, together with the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, co-hosted an event with DTAC Accelerate, a program by Norwegian owned…

Norway meets with Thai Ministry of Energy






Kjetil Paulson, Ambassador of Norway to Thailand, met with representatives of the Thai Ministry of Energy as they stopped by the Norwegian Embassy on Friday 24 March 2017 The representatives from the Ministry of Energy in Thailand attended a meeting at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok to discuss the Norwegian energy sector and how…

Danish Ambassador on Scandinavian Society Siam’s work in Bangkok

Uffe Wolffhechel, the Danish Ambassador to Thailand, welcomed the Scandinavian Society Siam to the garden of the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok for the yearly SSS Garden Party on 25 March 2017.

The ambassador compliments the society for their enthusiastic members and for both helping each other and creating a stage for socialising and sharing experiences, but also for taking good care of newcomers like himself, and says that he is happy that the embassy can contribute to the collaboration between the Scandinavian societies.

Read more about the SSS Garden party here.

Remarkable Indonesian locals help Norwegian girl after being robbed






”I’ve got a story that you might find uplifting,” writes Øystein Baadsvik from Norway in a Facebook post, after a horrible event turned into a happy ending for his daughter Karin Baadsvik, all because of some friendly and helpful Indonesian locals. While travelling around in Indonesia, Karin Baadsvik suddenly found herself without passport, computer, wallet…

dtac CEO Lars Norling: Accelerator programme very important






dtac grows its accelerate success; aiming higher with Batch 5 The importance of start-ups for the business world is of such significance that an accelerator initiative by the Norwegian telecommunications giant Telenor’s Thailand arm dtac, is hot news in 2017. As dtac accelerate rolled out its Batch 5 (group of start-ups round five) in early…

Norwegian Seafood Dinner 2017 Singapore






On 3 March 2017 1000 guests of the Norwegian business community were gathered at Raffles City Convention Centre, The Fairmont Ballroom, to enjoy the seafood buffet and dishes specially created by Norwegian and Singaporean celebrity chefs. Norwegian Business Association (Singapore)‘s members and their guests enjoyed an exquisite banquet featuring seafood especially flown in fresh from Norway…

Vikingcubator invites daring Singapore entrepreneurs






Daring entrepreneurs in Singapore have been invited to join a new incubator programme, focusing on media-related start-ups, called Vikingcubator. Vikingcubator, a new initiative from NHST, a global media owner group from Norway, is raiding Singapore in the hunt for the most promising and dynamic media start-up out there. “As our ancestors, we believe in fighting…