Lifestyle Asia Swedes in new, pivotal Burda Digital role

Burda International Asia, a subsidiary of Hubert Burda Media, has announced new, far-reaching changes that “will place the company at the forefront of the region’s publishing industry.” The international technology and media company are making these changes in response to the changing needs of readers and advertisers, therefore introducing a new structure that reorganises the…

The Queen’s birthday was celebrated in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was celebrated on her 78th birthday in the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. Although Her Majesty herself spent the day in Denmark, the celebration was no less enjoyable. Port Chaplain Kirsten Eistrup welcomed the almost one hundred guests who showed up at the arrangement. The celebration of the…

Norwegian company to supply Malaysia with Naval Strike Missiles

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS has landed a large deal with the Royal Malaysian Navy to deliver Naval Strike Missiles (NSM) with a worth of $153 million, according to Xinhuanet. The contract was signed on April 18th and is a follow-up agreement on an order from 2015, where Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace…

Volvo Buses’ new B8R model arrives to Thailand

The new Volvo B8R chassis from Volvo Buses has arrived to Southeast Asia – ‘Made to just keep running’. The Swedish premium buses brand’s latest model, which replaces the top-selling B7R, was in Thailand launched with a Bangkok in late March. Volvo Buses assembles the B8R in its plant there, using kits from Volvo Buses’…

Tibetan exile charged with spying denies charges

The Tibetan man recently charged with spying on his fellow exiles for the Chinese government denies charges. Read also: Sweden charges Tibetan resident for spying on fellow exiles for China The suspect, the 49-year old Dorjee Gyantsan, is in exile in Sweden but has allegedly met with Chinese officials on several occasions and was caught travelling…

Danish Ambassor Kristensen visited Bali

From the renewable energy implementation in Denmark to Paris Agreement and climate change issues, more than one hundred and twenty students were very keen on learning more about those topics during Danish Ambassador Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen’s visit to Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali, on 19 March. The Ambassador met with Vice Rector Prof Ida Bagus…

Nordic Indonesian embassies visited Papua

In March 2018 the embassies of Sweden, Finland and Denmark visited the easternmost province of Indonesia: Papua. The visit was a part of the embassies’ on-going efforts to visit various regions of Indonesia to deepen the understanding of and knowledge about Indonesia. A visit to Papua is of interest as the current administration has placed…