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Internet on SAS flight

In 2004, Scandinavian Airlines plans to become the first airline to offer Internet connection on board intercontinental flights.       “Our home market is the world’s most IT-dense region, so it is completely natural that we want to offer travelers the opportunity to use electronic equipment whenever possible,” says Ulf Ingnäs, head of Product Management In-flight,…

Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS

Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…

Norwegian Independence Day in Indonesia

The Indonesian Norwegian Business Council (INBC), in co-operation with the Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta, organized an evening celebration “Snowflakes Over Java” on May 17 at Jakarta Hilton International to mark the Norwegian Independence Day.      INBC members and guests were welcomed by a multimedia video on Norway and INBC – jointly produced by INBC and the…

Fredskorpset kickstarts first south–south exchange programme

Twenty young professionals within environmental journalism, fishfarming and seismic studies from nine Asian countries – including Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao PDR – participated in an introductory course in Bangkok to prepare themselves for the first south–south exchange programme of the new Norwegian Fredskorpset (Peace Corps).      This exchange programme is organized by Asia Pacific Forum of…

Jotun ready to pour more investment in Vietnam

Norwegian owned paint producer Jotun Paints Vietnam plans to invest additional US$5 million this year to expand its production facility and subsequently, its capacity to produce 10 million liters annually, up from its current 1.3 million liters.      The company will also this year diversify its products to include paints for residential housing. Currently, it offers…

Scandinavian week scheduled for Bangkok this November

The Shangri-La Hotel will host a Scandinavian Week in Bangkok from Monday 24th November until Saturday 29th November 2003. Executive Chef Lars Kyllesbech will serve the Scandinavian Christmas Table from his own Restaurant “Knude Dyb” in Esbjerg, Denmark. Entertainment will be provided by Helsinki Jazz Phantoms from Finland accompanied by singer Majken Christiansen from Norway.…