Category: Community news

Singaporeans and Malaysians chug more Danish beer

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Danish beer is a popular drink in Malaysian and Singaporean bars and households by the looks of it. By the end of June 2019 the Danish beer company Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s second quarterly net profit was 2.1 percent higher than at the same time last year. Translated to Euros it means a rise from approximately…

Finland struggles to attract Chinese students

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Chinese students looking to Finland for education has declined by 24 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, the share of Asians of all foreign students has risen by 30 percent during the same period the Chinese news site Xinhuanet writes. This is an issue for Finland, as the country hopes to find potential immigrants among foreign students.…

Singapore admires Nordic paternity leave levels

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Despite having the right to government-paid paternity leave for two weeks, only 35 percent Singaporean fathers swapped the business suit for changing diapers in 2018. This is even a decline from 53 percent in 2017 and 47 percent the previous year. The figures stem from the Singaporean Ministry of Social and Family Development answering a…

Check how to vote for upcoming Norwegian elections

Even though you don’t live in Norway, your democratic right to vote for the municipal and regional elections on 9 September 2019 are intact if you’re a Norwegian citizen. However, you will not receive an election document in your mailbox with information on where to vote. Instead, you have to seek out a Norwegian embassy,…

Volvo sponsors Crayfish Party in Philippines

Volvo Philippines, the official distributor and dealer of Volvo cars in the Philippines, will sponsor the annual Crayfish Party, organised by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The party will take place on 14 September 2019. (https://scandasia.com/philippines-calendar/) Apart from being a fun party based on…

Norwegian DJ Ørjan Nilsen plays in Singapore

Trance and house mainstay Ørjan Nilsen returns to Singapore this August, this time taking over Marquee Singapore for his debut performance at the club on 10 August 2019. “Double up your fun this long weekend,” writes the Marquee Singapore on its Facebook page.. Here is an introduction to the artist (https://app.discotech.me/artists/orjan-nilsen/): “As a DJ, Ørjan…

Creative education from Finland in Bangkok

Finnish Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth has expanded to Thailand, where it on 27 July 2019 celebrated the grand opening of Arkki Thailand in the centre of Bangkok. The ceremony was opened by Finnish ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and followed by panel discussions on Finnish education and the importance of creative education. Arkki…

Scania supports sustainability program at Penang school

Scania Malaysia nurtures future leaders in sustainability with support to Penang school’s “No-Single-Use-Plastic” Programme Scania Malaysia distributed on Wednesday 31 July 2019 reusable lunch boxes and water bottles to students, teachers and staff of Sekolah Kebangsaan Dato’ Keramat in Penang, Malaysia in support of the school’s No-Single-Use-Plastic Campaign. “Reducing the usage of single use plastic…