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Johannes Kjems

Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, has encouraged firms from Denmark and Norway to join forces in building a sustainable marine infrastructure in Indonesia. On 28 November, Budi Karya Sumadi has issued a financing team focusing on investments in the transportation sector. “Denmark and Norway are home to the world’s leading shipping companies. Therefore, we…

Cycling Without Age – a right to wind in your hair

One of the many initiatives by Denmark within elderly welfare is ‘Cycling Without Age’, a project that takes elders on bike rides in trishaws as a way of getting them outside and letting them explore the outdoors. The project has spread to more than 20 countries all over the globe with Singapore being the only…

Scandic introduces “Design For All” in Singapore

Magnus Berglund, Scandic’s Director of Accessibility, was invited to speak at the AccessAbility Perspective Seminar in Singapore on 22 November. The event was arranged by the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore and was mainly focused on how the tourist sector can improve accessibility for guests with special needs. Scandic is the largest Nordic hotel operator…

Blue MBA / ShippingWatch conference Singapore

The maritime conference organised by Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics (Blue MBA) and ShippingWatch is coming to Singapore on 25 November from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (UTC+08:00). The conference takes place every year and its objective is to provide exclusive information to the participants through knowledge sharing and interviews…

Gallery: Christmas Bazar at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore held their annual Christmas Bazar on Saturday 19 November and Sunday 20 November. During the weekend thousands of people stopped by to shop for traditional Danish food, decorations, christmas trees and much more. The children got to enjoy delicious Danish christmas treats and make their own decorations using paper,…

Swedish packaging firm invests huge sum in Vietnam plant

The food processing and packaging firm Tetra Pak has invested USD 110 million in the construction of a manufacturing facility to keep up with the growing needs of the Asia Pacific region. The new facility in Ho Chi Minh City will be the first ever paper-board carton factory in Vietnam. “The new factory reflects Tetra Pak’s confidence…

Elderly Friendly Societies by Design

On 15 November an event arranged by the Royal Danish Embassy took place at ParkRoyal hotel in Singapore.The focus of the meeting was elderly care and welfare initiatives for Singapore and Denmark’s senior citizens. The event started with an introduction by Singapore’s Senior Minister of State, Heng Chee How, and Denmark’s ambassador to Singapore, Dorte Bech…

An informal night about Danish expats in South East Asia

On Monday 7 November people were gathered in the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. The theme of there gathering were Danish expats abroad, specifically in Asia. Pastor Kirsten Eistrup welcomed the guest, and soon after the Danish ambassador to Singapore, Dorte Bech Vizard, said a few words about the importance of Denmark maintaining its relationship with its citizens living in…