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Swedish Road Safety Introduced to Malaysia

The embassy of Sweden in Malaysia, in corporation with the Malaysian Ministry of Transport, hosted the “Sweden-Malaysia International Road Safety Seminar” on November 13 at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Kuala Lumpur.The one-day seminar was aimed to increase awareness of traffic safety in Malaysia and to share Sweden’s experience in promoting traffic safety…

Mermaid Maritime Vietnam Changes Hands

Mermaid Maritime Vietnam has been taken over by its own previous owner and current CEO Jorgen Lundbaek and Tommy Hansen, currently General Manager of Mermaid Safety Services Ltd.The change of ownership follows Jorgen Lundbaek’s selling of his shares in the Mermaid Maritime Group to Thoresen Thai Agencies in October for reportedly 234 million baht.“Before the…

Flying Neverland with Finnish Puppeteer

The joyful turn comes to Thai orphans when the Puppet Theatre Sytkyt has been invited by the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok to spread Christmas cheer to Thai orphanages by performing the famous puppetry and surprising gifts from Santa Claus.Sytkyt, established by Juha Laukkanen, came back to Thailand for consecutive years since 2003 with kindly…

Scandinavian Artists at European Jazz Festival in Vietnam

Representing Finland is the Espoo Big Band, which is one of the finest big jazz orchestras in Europe. Lina Nyberg & her band PLING from Sweden and the Swing Sisters accompanied with bandleader Peder Kragerup from Denmark also entertain the audience with their rhythm and styles.The varied program presents both traditional and experimental jazz from…

Finnish Music Comes To SEA

Groups of Finnish artists, with the collaboration of the Embassy of Finland in Singapore and Indonesia, will fly half the world from the Lapland to entertain audiences in tropic countries with their Finnish and European style of music in this coming month.Espoo Big Band in SingaporeEspoo Big Brand (EBB), one of the finest big jazz…

Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam Presented His Letter of Credentials

The new Ambassador of Sweden to Vietnam Rolf Bergman on October 25 presented his letter of Credentials, whereby His Majesty the King of Sweden has accredited him to serve as his Ambassador to the Socialist republic of Vietnam, to the state President of Vietnam.Speaking at the function, the ambassador Rolf Bergman confirmed his strong commitment…

The Embassy of Denmark to Be Ready for Business Growth in Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam is preparing for an expansion in commercial activities between the two countries. As of January 1, 2007 it will expand its commercial department in order to serve Danish and Vietnamese investors.“The Embassy is witnessing and increasing interest for the Vietnamese market among Danish companies. WTO membership will only contribute…

Bike for Peace Tour de Thailand

When you think about cycling, first thing in your mind might be Tour de France, the world’s most famous and difficult bicycle race that requires professional and physically rigor cyclists traveling through France and its nearby countries.Well, here is another professional team biking with mission not to be the winner in glory championship but to…

From Kenya to Thailand, It’s All about Environment

Mira Andersson Ovuka is a new Programme Officer of the Swedish Environmental Secretariat for Asia (SENSA) in Bangkok working with environmental issues in the Southeast Asia region; Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand and also part of China in Mekong River Basin.With her educational background of Physical Geography, Mira has significant experiences in environmental issues. She…