Category: News

Laarni Peredes: first Filipino woman to complete Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triatlon in Norway






Laarni Peredes has accomplished a challenge no other Filipino, except her husband, has done before—finish the demanding Isklar Norseman Xtreme Triathlon in Norway. The 38-year-old Paredes crossed the finish line of the Norwegian triathlon race on August 6 2017, making it a purely family affair with husband Omar. “It was very hard because of the…

HCM City wants Swedish and Danish tourists to stay longer






HCM City’s Department of Tourism has proposed the Government to extend its visa exemption policy for international tourists from Sweden and Denmark and seven other countries to 30 days instead of 15 days. The reason is to promote tourism development to help reach the city’s target of 10-11 million international tourists in 2020. The nine countries are Sweden, Denmark,…

Singapore and Norway envoys discuss Myanmar’s path to democracy






On Sunday, Singapore and Norwegian envoys to Myanmar took part in a panel to discuss the international view of Myanmar’s path to democracy. Singapore envoy and Ambassador Robert Chua called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country. “It is always better to have a…

SaiPa player impressed by young Philippine hockey players’ skills






The new SaiPa hockey player David Goodwin recently started his career in the Finnish Elite League after a week in the Philippines, where he helped lead a three-day hockey camp together with his prior teammate hockey player Patrick Koudys. The camp proceeds funded a leading charitable organization, PANDOO Foundation. “Coming to Manila and working to…

Contaminated eggs scandal spreads from Europe to Hong Kong






Millions of eggs have been pulled from supermarket shelves across Europe and dozens of poultry farms closed since the discovery of fipronil in eggs, which can harm human health, was made public on August 1. On Friday, The European Commission called for a special meeting as new discoveries on contaminating eggs were made. Denmark announced…

Scandinavian brands and Denmark pavilion at Propak Asia






As ProPak Asia 2017 celebrated 25 years Scandinavia had relatively strong presence there, with Tetra Pak and a Denmark Pavilion of companies in the Processing Tech Asia exhibition, as well as Swedish brand Ecolean participating in a ‘Let’s Drive Your Innovation’ seminar within Food Innovation Asia Conference 2017. Denmark (pavilion organised by Confederation of Danish…

Helsinki and Singapore rated two best cities in the world for startup workers






Helsinki: a city in the cold north with about 620.000 citizens. Singapore: a city just above the Equator with a population of 5.6 million. There is a 9274.65 km flightdistance between to two cities. So what do they have in common? Well, they are both excellent places to live if you are looking to work…

Modern slavery risks increase in the Nordic countries but it looks better for Thailand






Modern slavery increases more rapidly in Europe – including in Denmark, Sweden and Finland – than in any other part of the world. This is happening do to the intensifying number of migrants coming to Europe these years, new research shows. The report also points to many Asian countries, where people being forced to work…