Category: Community news

Danish Christmas Bazaar with a record high amount of guests

The Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore held a very successful Christmas Bazaar this Weekend with almost 2000 guests. The priest of the church, Kirsten Eistrup, empathizes that it would not have been possible without the tremendous help from the volunteers. From the foot of Mount Faber and all the way up to the Danish Seamen’s…

A unique Danish school helpful for Danish youngsters living abroad

In November, Ranum Efterskole College took a charm offensive in Singapore and other Asian countries to promote their ‘efterskole’. A boarding school that combines the professionalism of a full international program and still preserve the Danish youth freedom. Most Danes knows what an efterskole is. We’ve had it for 150 years since Grundtvig, an important…

Opening reception of Nordic-Chinese concert

The opening reception of the project “Nordic Music By Design” in Shanghai took place on 28 November. “Nordic Music Dy Design” is a collaboration between the four Nordic Consulates General in Shanghai. The project pairs Nordic musicians and producers with their Chinese counterparts for a week-long studio time to work on creating a song, followed…

Danish Christmas bazar in Bangkok: A big success

On 25 November the first Danish Christmas Bazar arranged by Danish Women’s Network and the Danish Church in Bangkok took place at the Emporium Suites in Bangkok. The event turned out to be an overwhelming success. Danish Christmas cookies, Christmas decorations and gløgg. You could get almost everything you need for Christmas at the Danish…

New book about Pensak Chagsuchinda Howitz

New book tells about the Danish-Thai archaeologist, ambassador’s wife and Thai senator Pensak Howitz. The exciting biography portrays a woman who has gone her own ways and on a variety of levels has strengthened the close ties between Denmark and Thailand. She has met Fidel Castro, Hillary Clinton and Emperor Hirohito. She has been drinking…

Marina Berg, Ambassador to Indonesia presented credentials

On 8 November Swedenäs ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg, met President Joko Widodo for her credential at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). During the veranda talk with President Joko Widodo, Ambassador Marina Berg mentioned the importance of Paris Agreement implementation. Indonesia’s success in achieving its national climate pledges will be critical in keeping a global temperature…

Humphrey Lau, Grundfos China elected Business Person of the Year

At the Danish Chamber of Commerce China’s Gala Ball on 3 November Humphrey Lau, CEO of Grundfos in China was awarded ‘Business Person of the Year’ by the Danish Chamber of Commerce in China. “Over 20 years for various companies and in other official capacities, he has pushed the boundaries for what is possible for…

Danish Ambassador meets Minister in Myanmar

Denmark’s Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen and the Union Minister for Home Affairs H.E. Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe met at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on 13 November. They discussed the general security situation in Myanmar, the situation concerning returnees in Rakhine and the development cooperation between Denmark and Myanmar, according…