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Philippines’ first Scandinavian Film Festival officially launched

Danish Ambassador Jan Top Christensen, Norwegian Ambassador Bjørn Jahnsen and Swedish Ambassador Harald Fries jointly opened the first Scandinavian Film Festival 2019 at SM Lanang Premier, Davao City, Philippines. Held on April 28, 2019, the opening night of the festival was supported by the Film Development Council of the Philippines together with the @Cinematheque Centre…

Nordic team joined the Schuman Cup

The Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland in Singapore team up with Business Sweden and SwedCham, joined forces under the name “Team Nordic Lights” in the annual Schuman Cup taking place on Saturday the 4th of May. Hosted by the EU Delegation to Singapore, Schuman Cup this year is the fifth edition of the…

Nordic Club Jakarta visited ‘Then trash became Ffrash’ project

On April 30, 2019, Nordic Club Jakarta paid a visit to Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM), a non-profit organization assisting street and marginalized children, to learn more about Ffrash, the project aiming to turn trash into treasure. Established in 1972, KDM intends to support and fullfil rights and protection for underprivilledged children especially those who live…

Shaping the future in Thailand’s education

Finnish-educated Thai scholar-turned-politician Kunthida Rungruengkiat sets her eyes on the horizon to benefit Thai teachers and students It has been almost 20 years since Kunthida Rungruengkiat, deputy leader of Future Forward Party (FFP), had her first educational experience in Finland as an exchange student. At the time she was just 16 years old. “The days…

The “Finnish Experience” for Malaysian teachers

The “Finnish Experience”, a two-day programme for Malaysian teachers was held in Taiping, Malaysia from April 24-25, 2019. Attended by 278 teachers from public and private education sectors, with a majority of them from Perak and Kuala Lumpur, the programme intented to provide teachers an opportunity to experience and study the factors making Finnish teaching…

Danish embassy in Vietnam co-funded for photography exhibition

  Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam co-sponsored a photography exhibition: “A little bit of this and that” with Exchange Fund and Canon Vietnam. “A little bit of this and that” is a solo exhibition of Dinh Nguyen, a Ho Chi Minh City-based architect, who aimed to capture “slices of life” and the city in various…

Norwegian fjord trout and salmon cooking class in Malaysia

The Norwegian Seafood Council in collaboration with the Royal Nowegian Embassy hosted a Norwegian fjord trout and salmon cooking class for SOHOM (Spouses of Heads of Mission) and the Foreign Affairs Ministry Ladies Association (Perwakilan). The heads of the event were Gunn Jorid Roset, Norway’s Ambassador to Malaysia and her spouse Dr Christian Gartmann together…

4 Nordic films will be screened at Singapore’s EU Film Festival

The European Union in Singapore organizes the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) 2019 which will run from May 10 to 19 at the National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium (Basement 1) located in the Downtown Core of Singapore.  The ten-days European film festival aims to present the diversity of cultures, histories, landscapes and ways of lives of…