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First Nordic Asia Christmas Festival held in Singapore

On 3 – 9 December, the very first Nordic Asia Christmas Festival took place at Millenia walk in Singapore. The festival was opened by the Swedish Ambassador Mr. Niclas Kvarnström, Finnish Ambassador Ms. Paula Parviainen and Chief Representative Officer at Enterprise Estonia Singapore Ms. Kristel Alve, according to the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. At…

Danish Embassy in China held their first Christmas Market

On 12 December, the Embassy of Denmark in China held their very first Christmas market. 600 visitors came to the Christmas market, where they could enjoy Danish ‘æbleskiver’ (Danish dougnuts) and gløgg. Santa Claus also visited the market, and writer Meik Wiking signed his books “The little book of hygge” and “The little book of…

Happy DABS Christmas Luncheon

On 7 December, Danish Business Association Singapore (DABS) held their Christmas Luncheon at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The church served a Christmas menu and Carlsberg made sure there was plenty of ice-cold Carlsberg beers for everyone. “Thank you members and friends for keeping this tradition very much alive!,” writes DABS. A lucky DABS member won…

Chinese built bridge in Norway opened for traffic

Norway’s second largest bridge, Hålogaland Bridge, opened on 9 december. Chinese company Sichuan Road and Bridge Group delivered the steel constructions and was responsible for the mounting of the bridge, according to Life in Norway. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg cut the ribbon on the Hålogaland Bridge and despite cold weather, many locals came out…

Slush Academy announced

Slush Academy was announced during the opening ceremony of the Finnish startup and investor event Slush in Helsinki on 4 December. Slush Academy will start out as a summer program for the 10–30 most entrepreneurial students from the top universities of Europe, Asia and North America, according to Slush. The students will have access to…

Medal for 40 years’ service at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok

Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin, who works at the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, was awarded the Norwegian His Majesty The King’s Commemorative Medal on 7 December. Sirikarn Sunthornpadungsin was awarded the medal for her outstanding work for Norway and the Norwegian Foreign Service, according to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. She has been working at the Norwegian Embassy…

Danish embassy took Vietnamese journalists on Wind Farm press tour

On 5 December, the Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam invited 15 Vietnamese journalists on a press tour to the Phu Lac Wind Farm, that features Danish wind turbines. During the visit, the journalists, from various print, radio, TV and online media, were given the opportunity to learn more about how wind energy works and share…

Finnish company to work on renewable energy projects in Indonesia

Finnish consulting and engineering company Poyry Plc announced on 3 December, that they have entered a three-year agreement with Indonesian Power. The assignment includes wind power, solar PV, battery storage and different renewable hybrid plants together with diesel or gas engines, according to Poyry. “Poyry is delighted to be Indonesia Power’s partner in this important…