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NTU students on IKEA tour

“Where would you go to learn more about the Swedish identity? IKEA of course!” In late September Ikea Singapore opened the doors of one of their stores in Singapore to twenty-eight students from Nanyang Technological University. These students were given an exclusive tour around the facility where they learned about the history & success stories…

NTU students winners of IKEA Singapore Young Designer Award 2017

Students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) won the ‘Climate Action Challenge’ as well as the People’s Choice Award at the Grand Finale on 22 September 2017. Back in its fourth year running, the Ikea Singapore’s Young Designer Award 2017 grand finals exhibition featured the top five designs based on the theme ‘The Climate Action Challenge‘.…

Staying ahead of the curve with hotelier Krister Svensson

When Krister Svensson was appointed General Manager for the prestigious hotel St. Regis Bangkok he was already a seasoned hotelier, having then arrived from W Hotel Hong Kong where he had turned a struggling hotel into a success. Since his arrival to this Bangkok luxury hotel (also the return to the city where he spent…

Nordics in Hanoi Pride Parade

On 24 September the Nordic Embassies: Embassy of Finland in Hanoi, Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam and Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi joined forces and thousands of other people in the Hanoi Pride Parade to advocate the universal values of equality, diversity, and tolerance. Ambassadors, diplomats, local staff, family members –…

ITP SRHR alumni Myanmar launched with Swedish embassy

On 26 September, Embassy of Sweden, Section Office in Yangon was happy to host alumnis from the Sida financed Advanced International Training Programme (ITP) on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) together with Lund University. The purpose of the meeting was to launch the Myanmar network among the ITP SRHR alumni. The group discussed…

Swedish Embassy met Myanmar peace process stakeholders

In mid September 2017 Anna Åkerlund, Ghin Shoute and Johan Hallenborg went to Chiang Mai to meet several of the key stakeholders in the peace process in Myanmar. They also met many civil society organisations working with communities in Kachin and Shan states, several of which are partners to Sweden. These conversations about peace and…

Swedish Hong Kong CSR Centre reception

On 22 September Acting Consul General Joakim Ladeborn attended a reception on sustainable development which was organized by the Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong, the CSR Centre of the Embassy of Sweden in Beijing and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. The reception provided an opportunity for Swedish companies and the…

Innovate Like a Swede: contents in Vietnam

On 18 September the national contest ’Innovate Like a Swede’ was launched in Hanoi! Since then Second Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden Mr. Johan Alvin has been doing a national tour visiting 14 universities in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City along with Swedish business representatives and representatives from Uppsala University in…

Study in Europe – why Singaporean students should do it

13 European countries enlighted Singaporean students on opportunities to study in the region at the annual Study in Europe fair held at Suntec City on Saturday 30 September 2017. Each country had a booth equipped with a ton of informative materials, funny gadgets, and patient representatives to answer questions on everything, from costs and housing…

A world away at The Sanchaya

It is only a 50-minute ferry ride away from Singapore where The Sanchaya sits beachfront – and yet it nearly feels like worlds apart. It is, in many aspects, in a position on its own. This out-of-the-ordinary estate is the vacation home of an affluent Russian lady who, when residing in her Singapore home, felt…