Jonas Boje Andersen

Norwegian Church in Singapore: Young dynamic priest-family takes over

At the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Singapore, a new adventure has started for the newly appointed priest and his family. His vision is to give Norwegian expats with a changeable daily life a solid and steady community in the church. On top of a little mountain looking over the impressive and gigantic container port of…

Head of the largest Nordic bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström, is retiring after 40 years in the business

He has worked in over 50 different countries, doing transactions, and his career has spanned 40 years in the banking business. Now, after five years as the head of the largest Nordic Bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström retires from SEB Singapore. As a young banker in 1984, Swedish Jan Stjernström travelled to Southeast Asia…

Danish Christmas Bazaar with a record high amount of guests

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore held a very successful Christmas Bazaar this Weekend with almost 2000 guests. The priest of the church, Kirsten Eistrup, empathizes that it would not have been possible without the tremendous help from the volunteers. From the foot of Mount Faber and all the way up to the Danish Seamen’s…

A unique Danish school helpful for Danish youngsters living abroad

In November, Ranum Efterskole College took a charm offensive in Singapore and other Asian countries to promote their ‘efterskole’. A boarding school that combines the professionalism of a full international program and still preserve the Danish youth freedom. Most Danes knows what an efterskole is. We’ve had it for 150 years since Grundtvig, an important…

Finns arrested in Malaysia for distributing Christian Pamphlets

Four Finns were arrested Tuesday on the holiday island of Langkawi in Muslim-majority Malaysia for allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity. The authorities detained the two men and two women after complaints from public that they were handing out Christian pamphlets. The police arrested the four Finns aged between 27 and 60 at their hotel and…

Danish Business Association Singapore makes valuable member Business Lectures

During this fall and after new year, DABS makes a range of Business Lectures useful for their members in Singapore.  In a language understandable for most people and engaging lectures that makes people want to participate and not just listen, Danish Business Association in Singapore (DABS) have started a new concept that aims to help…

United Plantions makes their biggest acquisition so far

The Danish plantation brothers, Bek-Nielsen, from Holstebro buys land in Malaysia to expand their Malaysian palm oil company. The DKK 640 million deal will be the company’s biggest acquisition of land to this date. If everything goes according to plan the acquisition of a neighboring plantation in Malaysia will be “our so far biggest direct…

Singaporean, Danish universities entered partnerships helped by Danish Ministry of Business

With the visit of the Danish Minister of Business, last week, new partnerships entered between Danish and Singaporean universities focusing on Clean Technology and Board Leadership. ”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”. Looking at the encouragingly green collared signs plastered around the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, it’s obvious that sustainability is a major thing around here. When…

Danish Business Minister signed big fintech, maritime sector deals with Singapore

Bilateral partnerships signed between two countries that are much alike in many areas. Danish companies thrilled about new possibilities in Singapore. Last week, the Danish Minister for Industry, Business and Financial Affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, visited Singapore, making comprehensive bilateral deals between the two countries in the maritime innovation sector and in the fintech sectors. Two…