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Scandinavian Women’s Association and Fika Café create charity awareness

Scandinavian Women’s Association and Fika Café create charity awareness

On their first event together, SWA and Fika Café attracted more than 40 attendees interested hearing about local charity in Singapore. And who better to explain this subject than founder of Breadline Group, Richard Lim, himself? He was rewarded with a donation of SGD 24.600 to Breadline Group from Danish Business Association Singapore, money which came from the charity auction at the Great DABS Ball in April 2016, and money, which will go in full to help unprivileged families in Singapore. Guests were rewarded, too, with inspiration in how to make a difference in their surrounding society, and thereby Fika Café and SWA reached their overall goal for this event: to create charity awareness.

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Danish traditions to help Singapore become world's first Smart Nation

Danish traditions to help Singapore become world’s first Smart Nation

All over the world cities are focusing on becoming “Smart Cities”, and as many have already acknowledged, a Smart City is not only regarding technology, but also sustainibility and human beings. For the latter of the two, Denmark is one of the world leading countries, and Singapore shows a great interest in the Danish “overall way of thinking” and public involvement, especially …

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Nordic-Singaporean start-up innovates new economy class seat

Nordic-Singaporean start-up innovates new economy class seat

“I am ashamed to say that airlines haven’t really done anything in the economy class passenger comfort for the past decades, so I would say that our goal is really to change that.” The words are an insider, a previous airline executive’s take, Mr Jere Tala, CCO at AirGo Design Pte Ltd. He is known to many from his previous …

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Malaysia debut for Fundedbyme: Muslim matchmaking service

Malaysia debut for Fundedbyme: Muslim matchmaking service

The Swedish crowdfunding platform has marked its arrival to Malaysia with a ‘Bang!’ after landing its first campaign ever there within just 36 hours, facilitating crowd investment into an online Muslim matchmaking service! Back in June 2015 FundedByMe was the only European portal to be issued an equity crowdfunding license by The Securities Commission in Malaysia, allowing Scandinavia’s leading crowdfunding …

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Daddy Daycare in Singapore

Daddy Daycare in Singapore

In Singapore, mothers’ groups are highly popular. Women are gathering with their child or children to socialize with other mums, and let their kids have new playmates. There is already a great network of support groups for mothers throughout the community, and that made Danish father to a 5-year old daughter wonder: why not make a fathers’ group, too? Mikael …

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First Danish Ball in Thailand rocked!

First Danish Ball in Thailand rocked!

https://youtu.be/GqzDiZvx65g Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce shook off ten years of dusty image when Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen – mostly known as the Commercial Counselor at the Royal Danish Embassy – on Saturday night took the stage as the MC of the first ever Danish Ball in Thailand. This was his night and he was amazing, fresh, energetic. He wore his smart tuxedo as casual …

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Vestas chosen for the largest wind project in ASEAN

Vestas chosen for the largest wind project in ASEAN

Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas, has been selected as preferred technology partner for a prestigious wind project in Laos. The project is a 600 MW wind project placed in southern Laos. The wind farm is set to be completed in 2020 and it’s believed that it will become the largest wind farm in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and …

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Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival in Copenhagen to promote friendship

Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival in Copenhagen to promote friendship

Copenhageners were invited to become more familiar with one of Asia’s most populous countries on 27-28 May 2015 at the Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival held at the Indonesian Embassy in Hellerup, Denmark. On a day of non-stop fun and excitement, one event led to another, including live traditional music by music groups from Sweden and Germany, Balinese dancing performed by Ni …

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Sweden appoints next Vietnam Ambassador

Sweden appoints next Vietnam Ambassador

The Swedish government has appointed Pereric Högberg as the next ambassador to Hanoi, Vietnam. Pereric Högberg is currently head of the Foreign Ministry’s Africa Department. He has previously served at the embassies including in Windhoek and Pretoria, as well as at the National Arts Council. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ongoing work is managed by a number of geographical departments, …

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New Finnish company to make Nokia phones

New Finnish company to make Nokia phones

The Nokia brand will return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. This is the result of a new strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, where Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly founded company based in Finland, an exclusive global license to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for …

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Danish Asia Correspondent wins media-award in Denmark

Danish Asia Correspondent wins media-award in Denmark

Anya Palm and Nairobi-club chariman, Peter Kjær (Photo: Kim Dang Trong) Danish Bangkok-based journalist, Anya Palm, wins the Nairobi-award 2016, an annual award given to a person, group or organization that brings stories about development countries forth in Danish media. She won the prize for a series of articles printed in the Danish Magazine Udvikling. The investigation of the widespread and public accepted …

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Civil society organisations: Let's brainstorm sustainibility in Indonesia

Civil society organisations: Let’s brainstorm sustainibility in Indonesia

The Norwegian Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) organises seminars to gather civil society organisations in prioritised rainforest countries. Frida Skjæraasen from Norad’s (Norad is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) Civil Society Department  travelled to the headquarters of the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia to meet the civil society organisations in person. “It is useful to get …

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Indonesia and Norway agree to cooperate over environment

Indonesia and Norway agree to cooperate over environment

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) walks with the Norwegian foreign minister after a meeting at the State Palace on May 31. Børge Brende is visiting Indonesia to increase bilateral ties and cooperation between the two countries. Picture from www.thejakartapost.com On Tuesday 31 May 2016 Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende to discuss the strengthening of bilateral ties …

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