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Danish architecture studio created a Christmas theme park and filled Central Embassy Bangkok with the spirit of the season

Danish architecture studio BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) together with Central Embassy mall, home of selected luxury brands in Bangkok are giving back joy to their visitors with a Christmas-themed architectural park and the world longest Christmas ribbon to celebrate the spirit of the season. Big studio was originally started in  Copenhagen. Their creative works of…

Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore had a fun day with children from Touch community services

H.E. Mrs Dorte Bech Vizard, Danish Ambassador to Singapore invited 17 kids from Touch Community Services for a tour around Garden by the bay’s Flower Dome to see the Nordic Poinsettia Wishes and tell the stories behind Danish Christmas traditions and togetherness on 19th December 2019. The day ended at the Ambassador’s residence where everybody…

Finland signed MOU to build carbon neutral municipalities in Vietnam

Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s Institute signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment’s Institute of Natural Resources and Environment Training on the building of carbon neutral municipalities (HINKU) and held a consultation seminar on the project, in Hanoi on 16th December 2019 Finnish Ambassador to Vietnam said at…

Satu Vuorio – A Finnish designer in Hong Kong

Mid-Levels. That is the rather unimaginative name given to the residential area half-way up Hong Kong’s famously steep Victoria Peak. Residents enjoy the use of the world’s longest outdoor escalator system which takes them down to bustling Central in the mornings but changes direction after 10.00 am. Unfortunately the escalator was in some state of…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…

LEGO Singapore invited all to play at National Design Centre

The Danish Lego Group partnered up with National Design Centre,  DesignSingapore, Participate in Design, as well as the Infocomm Media Development Authority, to host the first ever “Build The Change” event from 21-28 November at the National Design Centre. With an emphasis on learning through play, the themes for the Build The Change Event is…

Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

Danish artist featuring interactive light arts at Sentosa Cove Singapore

Sentosa’s Island Lights, showcasing installations by local and international artists, takes place at Sentosa Cove Village Singapore until Dec 31. Among the artists, you will find Singaporean Danis artist Tina Fung. Tina Fung was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began as an interior designer in London before moving to Singapore in 2010, she…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…