Jan Gehl, Danish architect, launched his book in Vietnam

Jan Gehl, the well known Danish architect, attended the launching ceremonies of a Vietnamese version of his book ‘Cities for People’ in Hanoi and HCMC from 19 to 22 March 2019. Organized by the Embassy of Danmark to Vietnam, Ashui (Vietnamese leading media company in the field of construction and architecture), and other partners, the…

New boards elected at FBC Singapore and SiSu’s annual meeting

Finnish Business Council (FBC) in Singapore and Singaporen Suomalaiset (SiSu) held their annual general meeting on the 18th of March 2019 where new members of both associations were elected to the board for 2019-2020. According to FBC’s official website, new board members selected were: Chairman ,Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä) Deputy Chairman, Mr Alpesh Shah (Neste…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Two Swedish friends based in Stockholm and KL have made an app making traveling safer for gays. Using local insights, they map out the do’s and don’ts in cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.  Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse.…

ECCP’s Luncheon Meeting with Philippines’ Secretary of Trade

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) held a Membership Luncheon Meeting on creating an enabling business environment for trade and investments with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Taking place at Dusit Thani, Manila on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the meeting was opened by the key speaker, Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry…

EU latest statement on violence in Rakhine State

The Heads of Mission of the European Union Delegation, EU Member States accredited to Myanmar, Canada and Norway released the statement on “the further escalation of violence in Rakhine State” on 14 March 2019. According to the statement, EU mentioned that the armed conflict between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military Rakhine in southern…