Category: Singapore

The EU and Singapore reiterate their free trade agreement






On 8 March 2017 the Swedish EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström visited Singapore and met with several of the country’s ministers. In her blog the EU Commissioner wrote that she had discussed the free trade agreement that had been concluded between the EU and Singapore. “Once in place, it will remove nearly all customs…

No more driving license for Swedes in Asia






Swedes living in Asia ought to pay attention: Under a bill before the Riksdag, new rules will come into force that will affect people who are permanently resident abroad and who wish to renew their Swedish driving licence. If you have a Swedish driving licence and live abroad, you can use your Swedish licence for…

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…

Branding consultants LynxEye ensures digital relevancy






Swedish branding consultants makes brands stay relevant in the digital world Fast increasing digitalisation and disruption are on everybody’s lips, with many businesses, based on yesterday’s models, struggling in this new online landscape. The brands of today may, or may not be the brands of tomorrow. It depends on how they act and adapt in…

Paying holistic attention to pain – Else Vistisen Therapy






Suffering from any chronic pain? Being aware of too high workload, with stress-related pain as a result, but not really doing anything about it? And what about the all too common problem with back pain (and that can seem so elusive)? You have perhaps tried, unsuccessfully, to cure your particular condition? This is the moment…

Scandinavian solutions at airport tradeshow Singapore






Many Nordic companies and solutions exhibited (among 100 of the world’s leading airport equipment suppliers) at the Inter Airport South East Asia trade show at Singapore EXPO from 15 – 17 February 2017. They were AirPo Products, Axa Power, Efla Oy, Hobart, ITW GSE, J&B Aviation, Power Stow A/S, Plus Eight System, Saab Group and…

Huone Singapore: Finnish innovative events concept arrives






On Thursday 23 February Finnish-owned Huone Singapore was inaugurated, with H.E. Finland’s Ambassador to Singapore Paula Parviainen in attendance. This international expansion is based on Huone Events Hotel from Helsinki – an events and meetings concept, basically resembling a hotel without bedrooms. The new Huone is branded as Singapore’s most creative meeting space, here with…

Finland at Singapore International Ageing Asia Innovation Forum 2017






FinlandCare together with Suomi100 Singapore and the Finnish Embassy in Singapore will take part in the Ageing Asia Innovation Forum held in Singapore on 25 – 27 April 2017. Finland’s centenary year will be celebrated there with a special seminar themed ‘How to live to a hundred years old? – in honour of Finland’s 100…

Lifestyle Asia joins Burda International






When telling the story to ScandAsia about Lifestyle Asia co-founder Richard Nilsson indicated that they would not be independent forever. After celebrating 10 years in business in 2016 the announcement came in January 2017 that Burda International had acquired LifestyleAsia.com – Asia’s premier online luxury and lifestyle magazine, started by three Swedes in Hong Kong.…

Last call to buy your ticket for the DABS Gala Ball






The deadline for buying tickets for the DABS Gala Ball on 4 March 2017 is this Friday, 24 February 2017. To register, members should kindly send an email including the names of your guests to dabs@dabs-singapore.com Your reservation is not confirmed until payment has been settled. Kindly pay for your tickets here              …