Category: General news

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn confers the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 on Swedish Professor

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, as the Representative of His Majesty the King of Thailand, conferred on Thursday 31 January 2019 the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 in the field of Medicine and Public Health on – among three others – the Swedish Professor Jan R. Holmgren from the Gothenburg University Vaccine Research Institute,…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…

Tuesday cafe for young Scandinavian in Bangkok

Living far away from home can be tough for young people, so it would be nice if Swedish and Danish young people can find the place where they can talk about life, exchanging experiences and find their spiritual anchor here in Thailand. That’s why Swedish Church Bangkok cooperating with Danish Church Thailand organized the Tuesday Cafe…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

Swedish Ambassador visits Vice president of Philippines

Harald Fries, Sweden’s Ambassador to Philippines, paid a courtesy visit to Leni Robredo, Vice president on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To strengthen the cooperation between Sweden and Philippines, the Ambassador and Vice president discussed concerning topics especially in the field of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Philippines. According to Embassy of Sweden in Manila, “the…

Filipino films join in the largest film event in Scandinavia

Two Filipino films, “Ang Panahon ng Halimaw” (Season of the Devil) directed by Lav Diaz and “Balangiga: Howling Wilderness,” directed by Khavn dela Cruz’s will be presented at 2019 Goteborg Film Festival in Sweden. Goteborg Film Festival as its website describes “is the largest film festival in the Nordic countries” which takes place every year and this…