Myanmar President U Thein Sein is expected to travel to Norway in late February, with cooperation on Inle Lake conservation one of the major topics to be discussed, Norway’s charge d’affaires to Myanmar said last week.
Mr Arne Jan Floelo said on the sidelines of an Inle Lake conservation workshop held in Nay Pyi Taw that Norway had made a substantial commitment to efforts to preserve the site, which is a major international tourist attraction.
“President U Thein Sein will be going to Norway in the end of February and Inle Lake will be discussed. For Norway, our commitment has been to at least three projects. We hope that the government has got useful input and assistance from these projects. And that will help the discussion around the next step, where we go from here,” he said on January 25.
One aspect of Norway’s support has been the provision scholarships for 120 Myanmar students to undertake a master degree at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.
“In these scholarships … there is also an assignment to go back to Myanmar and write about issues about the lake,” Mr Floelo said.
He said Norway will wait for the government to outline its priorities in moving forward conservation plans for the Inle area.
“If they need [more] support, we will be happy to hear about it. And we can then discuss how Norway can possibly [get more] involved … in saving Inle Lake,” he said.
Source: The Myanmar Times
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The happy ladies Bjørg, Brit, Ellen, Ingrid, Jessi and Maggie have for the first time arranged a Christmas Lottery beginning from [...]
The happy ladies Bjørg, Brit, Ellen, Ingrid, Jessi and Maggie have for the first time arranged a Christmas Lottery beginning from 28 November 2015 until 19 December 2015. The first lottery will be held 28 November, and following lotteries will be held every Advent Saturdays. Come and join and try your luck to win their prizes which consist of homebaked goods, homemade marcipan, gift cards and beautiful arts and crafts. Each lottery card cost 50TBH, and all the money will go to Sjømannskirken in Pattaya.
More info to come!
(Saturday) 12:00 - 13:00
Sjømannskirken i Pattaya
162/50 Moo 10, Thappraya rd., Soi 7 Jomtien, Banglamung Chonburi 20260 Thailand
De Glade Damene
It is now once again time to celebrate Christmas, which Danish Planet Saigon will again this year will over a traditional Julefrokost (Danish Christmas Feast), where everyone can look forward for [...]
It is now once again time to celebrate Christmas, which Danish Planet Saigon will again this year will over a traditional Julefrokost (Danish Christmas Feast), where everyone can look forward for a nice day with good friends, great food and a visit from Santa. For those of us who bring along our smaller children please remember a gift for your child with their name on, worth max VND 200.000,00. The gifts will be handed out by Santa during the Julefrokost.
This year the Julefrokost will be held at MADHouse on Saturday 28 November 2015.
This Saturday will consists of two events:
15.30-16:30: Julegudstjeneste (=Christmas Service) with Kirsten Ejstrup from Singapore
16:30-18:00: MADHouse serve food for a Danish julefrokost.
MADHouse has created a special Danish juleplatte and some extra dishes, at a special price of 250.000VND per person for those signed up.
Sign up to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday 26 November 2015. Please tell if you are coming single or in groups (and how many).
If you plan to join the Julegudstjeneste, you must be signed up in advance.
If you are signing up to the Julefrokost at 16.30, please advise if you want to buy the MADHouse Juleplatte for a special discounted price of 250.000 VND….and how many you want..
People who do not sign up in advance for the Julefrokost are of course welcome and can order from the normal menu at normal prices.
People are of course welcome to stay at MADHouse after 18.00 when the event formally closes.
We are hoping that the new Danish ambassador to Vietnam, Mrs Charlotte Laursen will also join, and thus give the Danes in Saigon at chance to say hello.
(Saturday) 15:30 - 18:00
6/1/2 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien, D2
Danish Planet Saigon
This year Danish Chamber of Commerce South China will host their annual grand Christmas Party at Baia Restaurant on 28 November 2015.
Come and join a lovely evening with food prepared by a Danish Chef, Danish beer and snaps, and dance to the live sounds of world famous A Capella band BASIX. As every year the menu will be filled with traditional Danish delicacies. There will also be a Christmas Lottery.
Payment: Payment is collected at the entrance. Please remember to bring Hotel accommodation
Danish Chamber of Commerce South China looks forward to share another seasonal celebration with you.
Interested in participating: Sign up at: email@example.com no later than Wednesday 18 November 2015.
28 (Saturday) 18:00 - 29 (Sunday) 02:00
Sea World, Shekou, Shenzhen
Danish Chamber of Commerce in China
(Saturday) 18:00 - 21:30
EQ East Nanjing Road
Unit A1-02 No. 309, Hankou Road, Huangpu, Shanghai
Danish Chamber of Commerce in China Shanghai Tian An Center 338 Nanjing Road West, 4th Floor Shanghai 200003 P.R.C.
It is this time of the year again, Christmas is coming to town! The Nordic Councils in Malaysia are delighted to invite you [...]
It is this time of the year again, Christmas is coming to town!
The Nordic Councils in Malaysia are delighted to invite you to the 17TH ANNUAL BUSINESS CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE
•Date: Saturday, 28th November 2015
•Time: 6.30pm onwards
•Venue: JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur
•Ticket cost : MYR385net per seat/MYR3650net per table for 10pax
•Dress code: Batik/ Dark suit/Formal wear
•RSVP with confirmation payment latest Sunday, 15 November
•Maybank Account : Direct debit to 514 – 12353 – 1156
•Email confirmation slip to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take this opportunity to bring also your friends, customers and colleagues to this festive evening of fun, music and delicious Christmas food.
28 (Saturday) 18:30 - 29 (Sunday) 00:00
JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur
183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
The Malaysian-Swedish Business Associaton c/o Embassy of Sweden Suite A, Level 12, Hampshire Place Office, 157 Hampshire, 1 Jalan Mayang Sari, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The details are coming soon, but save the date 28 November now!
The Pre-Christmas Party will be held at Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok from 6:30pm-10:30pm
(Saturday) 18:30 - 22:30
Centara Grand Hotel
999/99 Rama 1 Road, Patumwan, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand 10330
Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce
Den Stående Julekomité (=The Christmas Committee) is eager to welcome all Danes in Beijing, Tianjin and surrounding country for the annual grand Christmas Party on [...]
Den Stående Julekomité (=The Christmas Committee) is eager to welcome all Danes in Beijing, Tianjin and surrounding country for the annual grand Christmas Party on Saturday 28 November 2015 starting from 6pm-1am.
The party will be held at Radisson BLU Hotel in Beijing.
After welcoming everyone with a drink there will be a Christmas feast of delicious and traditional Danish delicacies. Look forward to meatballs, herring, roast pork, red cabbage, Christmas ham, ris a la mande and much more. The food will be provided in cooperation between Radisson BLU and Bleu Marine in Beijing. After old custom the snaps will be served icecold, while Carlsberg will serve their beloved Danish beer. Red- and white wine and soft drink are included in the Christmas dinner. If you wish for other beverages you need to talk to the hotel.
As usual there the evening will consist of amusing and festive bits.
Price is RMB pr. person. Tickets will be available from Monday 9-24 November 2015 at the Visa Department at the Danish Embassy.
The Christmas Committee is looking forward to see you!
28 (Saturday) 18:30 - 29 (Sunday) 01:00
Radisson BLU Hotel
6A Dong Bei San Huan Lu, Chaoyang Distrikt, Beijing
The Danish Embassy in China
This year Pippi Longstocking, the strongest and kindest girl in the world turns 70 years old! Pippi is one of the most famous Swedish children's book characters. Pippi is not [...]
This year Pippi Longstocking, the strongest and kindest girl in the world turns 70 years old! Pippi is one of the most famous Swedish children’s book characters.
Pippi is not only strong and kind, but she is also independent, generous, playful, funny and adventurous. The Embassy of Sweden invites you to join us in a celebration of Pippi with family fun activities at the Central Public Library on 29th November!
Sweden’s beloved author Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi is one of the most popular children’s book characters. The books about Pippi Longstocking are translated into 70 languages and have sold over 60 million copies. Astrid Lindgren had a passion and a very strong conviction that all children need books, and she knew that libraries, preschools and schools play a huge part in stimulating children’s interest in reading. The Pippi Longstocking character is a true spirit for children all over the world.
Come and celebrate Pippi Longstocking’s 70th Anniversary with us 29 of November!
10.00-12.30 Pippi Colouring Contest
12.30 Theatre Play ‘The life and Times of Pippi Longstocking’
13.00 Winners of colouring Contest announced
13.10 Dress up as Pippi and get your picture taken by a professional photographer! (Children’s costumes available at the event)
13.30 Screening of Pippi Film ‘Pippi in the South Seas’ (in English)
*Goodie bags for the young ones!
Venue: My Tree House, Central Public Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Partners: Saltkråkan AB and Swedish Institute and National Library Board
*(while stock last)
(Sunday) 10:00 - 15:00
My Tree House, Central Public Library
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Saltkråkan AB and Swedish Institute and National Library Board
Svenska Kyrkan in Bangkok together with Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce, SWEA Bangkok and Svenska Skolföreningen are delighted to invite you to a traditional Advent service and a following Christmas [...]
Svenska Kyrkan in Bangkok together with Thai Swedish Chamber of Commerce, SWEA Bangkok and Svenska Skolföreningen are delighted to invite you to a traditional Advent service and a following Christmas market.
On 29 November 2015 they will light the first candle in the Advent wreath and sing all the traditional Advent hymns. The service will begin at 11am, and thereafter ”Julmarknad” (Christmas Market) will begin at 12. Here Santa will visit, children will sing, and glögg, gingerbreads, Christmas sausages and much more will be served. There will also be a held a lottery and a lot of events for children.
Venue: Svenska Residenset, 23 Soi Phatsana 2, Ekamai soi 4, Bangkok
(Sunday) 11:00 - 15:00
The Embassy of Sweden
23 Soi Phatsana 2, Ekamai soi 4, Bangkok
"Ett Nådens År. Ropa ut din glädje, dotter Sion, jubla, dotter Jerusalem! [...]
“Ett Nådens År. Ropa ut din glädje, dotter Sion, jubla, dotter Jerusalem! Se, din konung kommer till dig.”
On 29 November the Swedish Church in Phuket will celebrate the first day of Advent together with you! A traditional Swedish Advent service will begin at 11 at Kata Beach Resort in the Canda Room (in the reception there will be signs with “Svenska Kyrkan”), and after the service there will be served gingerbread (pepparkaka) and Lucia buns (lussebullar).
Swedish Church in Phuket look forward to meet you!
(Sunday) 11:00 - 14:00
Kata Beach Resort
Canda Room, Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Svenska Kyrkan i Thailand
Mark your calendar! On first Sunday of Advent 29 November 2015 Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite family and friends to a Norwegian Christmas Lunch at the Ambassador's [...]
Mark your calendar! On first Sunday of Advent 29 November 2015 Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce are delighted to invite family and friends to a Norwegian Christmas Lunch at the Ambassador’s residence. There will be a Christmas tree, a Christmas workshop, and traditional Norwegian Christmas Buffet. No Norwegian Christmas Lunch without Santa Claus. He will also be there to greet and give presents to all the children.
The Ambassador’s residence is located at 74 Sukhumvit Soi 38. The event will begin from 11:30am.
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More info to come.
(Sunday) 11:30 - 19:00
The garden of the Norwegian Ambassador's residence at 74 Sukhumvit soi 38.
74 Sukhumvit soi 38
Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce
On Sunday 29 November 2015 the Christmas Committee at the Danish Embassy in China is delighted [...]
On Sunday 29 November 2015 the Christmas Committee at the Danish Embassy in China is delighted to invite families with children for a joyful Christmas event consisting of Christmas Tree Party, Santa Lucia Parade, Christmas Service and a lot of ”julehygge”.
The day of Christmas will be held at Radisson BLU Hotel and begin from 1pm and end 4pm.
First there will be a Christmas service by marine priest Maria-Louize Veronica Helbo. Thereafter there will be time for Christmas cozyness with Christmas dance, games, handing out of goodiebags filled with candy and maybe a visit of Santa Claus! Glögg, coffee/tea, soft drinks, cookies and “æbleskiver” (=Danish Christmas doughnuts) will be served.
Price is RMB 100 pr adult and RMB 50 pr. child (up til 16 years old).
Tickets can be bought and collected at the Visa Department at the Danish Embassy in China from 9-24 November 2015.
The Christmas Committee is looking forward to see you all!
(Sunday) 13:00 - 16:00
Radisson BLU Hotel
6A Dong Bei San Huan Lu, Chaoyang Distrikt, Beijing
The Danish Embassy in China
Turn off fossil fuels and turn on renewables and safe, clean energy! On Sunday 9 November 2015 Hong Kong Global Climate March [...]
Turn off fossil fuels and turn on renewables and safe, clean energy!
On Sunday 9 November 2015 Hong Kong Global Climate March will be held. Now you have the chance to be a part of the biggest global climate mobilisation in history! The march will begin from 3pm at Pier No. 9 & 10 Central and end at Golden Bauhinia Square, Wan Chai, 5pm – it is a 2km walk.
It is free to participate. Simply show up.
If anyone is interested in going as a group of Danes, please send an email to Birgitte at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will arrange for a meeting point.
(Sunday) 15:00 - 17:00
Glad i julemusikk og korsang? Vi inviterer til julekonsert på Sjømannskirken med Koriallverden og solister søndag 29. november kl. 19:00. Programmet spenner fra tradisjonelle julesanger til Mariah Carey [...]
Glad i julemusikk og korsang? Vi inviterer til julekonsert på Sjømannskirken med Koriallverden og solister søndag 29. november kl. 19:00. Programmet spenner fra tradisjonelle julesanger til Mariah Carey og Marvin Gaye.
Lite skaper så mye julestemning som julemusikk. Koriallverden inviterer til førjulskonsert i forlengelse av søndagsgrillen første advent. I tillegg synger koret under adventsgudstjenesten kl. 17:00 samme dag.
Programmet for julekonserten er bredt – fra gospel og pop til tradisjonelle julesanger. Koret synger både norske, svenske og engelskspråklige sanger.
Koriallverden – Sjømannskirkens skandinaviske kor
Vokalsolister fra koret
Fløyte: Henriette Wie Flaig og Paulina Fogel
Musikalsk leder og pianist: Øystein Tønnessen
Sted: Sjømannskirken i Singapore
Tid: Søndag 29. november kl. 19:00
Varighet: En liten time
Pris: Gratis (mulighet for en gave ved utgangen)
Hjertelig velkommen til en flott 1. søndag i advent med gudstjeneste kl. 17, grillbuffet kl. 18 og konsert kl. 19!
(Sunday) 19:00 - 22:00
Norsk Sjømannskirke i Singapore
300 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore , 118640 Singapore
Norsk Sjømannskirke i Singapore http://www.sjomannskirken.no/singapore
On October 1st, 2015 the book 'Smag På Thailand' (=Taste Thailand) was published in Denmark. The authors Sofie Lisby and Christina [...]
On October 1st, 2015 the book ‘Smag På Thailand’ (=Taste Thailand) was published in Denmark. The authors Sofie Lisby and Christina Lund celebrated by inviting friends and family for a small gathering in Copenhagen and now they will like to do the same in Bangkok. So stop by the garden at Danish Loft Design Co. for a bite to eat and a chance to buy the book on 30 November 2015 at 5pm.
At this event the book will be sold for a special price, and there will of course be light Thai refreshments during the evening.
They look forward to meet and eat with you!
(Monday) 17:00 - 20:00
Danish Loft Design
289/2 Sukhumvit soi 31, Klongton Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Sofie Lisby and Christina Lund