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New Danish Church Committee in Singapore






Five new members were elected to the Church Committee of the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. The new board members are Heine Askær-Jensen, Peter Borup, Søren Kjær Mortensen, Helle Mørup and Brian Ruben Pedersen.       The annual meeting took place after the sermon on Sunday 1 June 2003. The committee constituted itself at a brief…

Jakarta and Singapore ports of call for newly launched East Indiaman Gotheborg






Exactly at 11.06 on Sweden’s national day 6 June was the magnificent sailing ship East Indiaman Gotheborgh launched in Gothenburg’s harbour, in the presence of the Swedish King and Queen, Prince Carl Philip and hundreds of visitors.      “I will continue to follow Gotheborgh after having had the honour launch her in Gothenburg today,” said HM…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas






The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

Norwegian Priest in Singapore appointed new regional duties






Stein Vangen, the Norwegian pastor at the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission in Singapore since October 2002, will this autumn start in a full time job visiting the Norwegian communities in South East Asia.       Stein Vangen’s immediate territory will include Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan. Possibly also Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which…

New design of DABS website






The website of DABS – Danish Business Association of Singapore – was recently re-designed by CAPS Media, the head office in Johor Bahru of the original creator of the website, Ambient Media Pte. Ltd.       The new website with the unchanged web address http://www.dabs-singapore.com is first of all a more modern looking website. The concept…

EAC’s shared IT platform to optimize group’s operations






The East Asiatic Company Ltd. A/S (EAC) is setting up a new, shared IT platform to serve the group’s head office in Singapore and Denmark and Nutrition companies in Malaysia, Thailand and China. The operation and service of the new platform will be centralized in a new company, EAC Shared Services, based in Malaysia.      In…

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…