Kristene Silva Marie

Swedish growth policy analysts Singapore trip

A delegation of five researchers from Swedish Growth Policy Analysis recently visited Singapore on a fact-finding mission.The delegation visited the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), the National Research Foundation (NRF) and one of Singapore’s largest Universities, the National University of Singapore (NUS).The aim of the visit was to learn more about Singapore’s strategic…

BMF requests Norway’s attention on Norwegian dambuilder in Malaysia

An international NGO, Swiss-based Bruno Manser Fund (BMF), has brought controversy-ridden Sarawak Energy Berhad Chief Executive Officer Torstein Dale Sjotveit to the attention of the Norway government for corruption.BMF has asked Norway’s National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (OKOKRIM), if it can investigate Norwegian Sjotveit following a corruption complaint lodged…

Norway gives $1.2 million to Timor-Leste’s Local Government

A Programme aimed at supporting the development of an accountable and effective local government system in Timor-Leste will be strengthened with a US$ 1.2 million grant from the Government of Norway.The UNDP-UNCDF Local Governance Support Programme (LGSP) has received the funds from Norway, a country which has been supporting local governance systems in Timor-Leste since…

Celebrating United Nations Day

October 24 has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948, and the day is an occasion to highlight and reflect on the work of the United Nation. The celebration has become one of the biggest events of the year for the United Nations International School Hanoi, UNIS since its establishment in 1988. The day…

Danish embassy hosts Sino-Danish education event

The Danish embassy in Beijing held an all-day event with focus on educational collaboration between Denmark and China on Monday, 22 October. “More collaboration in the area of student exchange and mobility” was the theme of the event. In cooperation with China Education Association for International Exchange (CEAIE), the Innovation Centre Denmark in Shanghai organised the event…

Rembrandt reintroduces Flavours for breakfast

Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok relocated their breakfast back to the newly renovated international buffet restaurant, Flavours, on Monday, 22 October. After 3 months of construction, the time had come to reintroduce Flavours, an extensive international buffet restaurant with the selection of various food themes including Europe, North America, Asia and the Subcontinent. Executive Chef Andrew Mann’s menu features a…

Swedish digital media school Singapore branch

Swedish digital media school Hyper Island, known for sharpening advertising and communications talent for the industry, opened a branch in Singapore. Dubbed the “digital Harvard” in creative circles, it will start classes in March 2013 for industry professionals and those seeking a career change, at its leased Alexandra Road premises. It was decided to open…

Volvo chooses Malaysia as Asean manufacturing hub

Carmaker Volvo, which operates under the company named Swedish Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd (SMA) locally, has chosen to operate out of Malaysia instead and had recently consolidated its Asean operations to a single location here. According to StarBizWeek, SMA’s managing director David Stenstrom said in a recent interview that Volvo, which had previously operated out…