Katrine Bach Sigvardt

European Union Youth Forum in Singapore

From 16-20 July, the Global Youth Congress International (GYCI) hosted the first ever EU Youth Forum (EUYF) in Singapore. The aim was to enhance the knowledge and understanding and educate Singapore and Asia-Pacific student delegates on important political, economic and socio-cultural issues of the EU and its member states. The EUYF organizing committee invited EU…

Laos Soccer Team Goes to Gothia Cup

The team representing Laos is from the capital of the Xieng Khouand Province, Phonsavan, which has a population of approximately 25,000 people. In recent year, EDS FC has won third place in the National Youth Cup in Vientiane, and they have won the Laos National Day Cup, which is the highest soccer achievement possible in…

70s October Revolutionary Hopes for Change in Thailand

Since the early 1970’s, Boonsong Chaletorn – บุญส่ง ชเลธร – has fought for change in Thailand. As a young man, he joined the student movement against dictatorship. He and his friends developed an idea, and started protesting against the government. On 14 October 1973, Boonsong and his peers made headlines worldwide, when 13 of them…

Finnish Second Place in World Race

(22.7.2010) Fantastic finale of Clipper 09-10 Round the World Yacht Race ended as Team Finland finished in second place. After facing various challenges since departing Singapore in February, Team Finland raced well on the last legs and collected enough points to win the Canadian team Cape Breton Island, which finished third just 1.3 points behind…

Coral Bleaching: Malaysian Dive Spots Close

Several dive sites at two of the Malaysian top diving destinations in the world are temporarily off-limits to divers and snorkelers until end-October. Malaysian newspaper The Star writes this. Three marine parks — the Pulau Tioman marine park in Pahang, Pulau Redang marine park in Terengganu, and Pulau Payar in Kedah — are affected by…

Emergency Decree Lifted in Three Provinces

Bangkok Post writes that according to Deputy Government Spokesman Supachai Jaisamut, the cabinet agreed today to lift the state of emergency in three more provinces.The three provinces are Lampang in the North and Sakon Nakhon and Roi-et in the Northeast.Supachai Jaisamut said that the cabinet reached this decision because there have been no unusual activities…

108 Year Old Wants a Baby

The Malaysian woman Wook Kundor and her 23rd husband Mohd Noor Che Musa from Kuala Terengganu in Northern Malaysia, were reunited on Thursday, and are now looking towards a blissful married life by adding a third member to their family – a child.In a telephone interview with The Star yesterday, Mohd Noor said he was…