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Danish-Vietnamese renewable energy seminar

A seminar regarding energy consumption in Vietnam was organized by the Embassy of Denmark, in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Energy and with Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT), providing an overview of Vietnam’s opportunities and challenges in developing sustainable energy.  One of the speakers at the seminar was Jakob Stenby Lundsager, Long…

Danish Permanent Secretary for Climate, Energy and Utilities visits Vietnam

Danish Permanent Secretary for Climate, Energy and Utilities, Mr. Morten Bæk visited 4 – 6 November 2019 Vietnam to enhance the government-to-government partnership between Vietnam and Denmark within the energy sector. During the two-day visit beginning on November 4, Mr. Morten Bæk worked with different Vietnamese senior officials exchanging views on strategic issues concerning decarbonization…

Danish ambassador adds Nordic touch to Christmas Wonderland event

H.E Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, has been giving creative direction to the Poinsettia Wishes floral display that adds iconic Nordic landmarks to the annual Christmas Wonderland at Garden by the Bay from 29th November- 26th December 2019. If you visit the Poinsettia Wishes floral display, see if you can spot the…

Danish artist rocked the crowd at Monsoon Music Festival in Hanoi

Mariyah LeBerg, award winning Danish/Lebanese singer with roots in punk, world and rap, performed at Monsoon Music Festival on Friday 1st November 2019 in Hanoi in the rain for her Asian fans. Festival-goers were not dissuaded by the rain that fell in Hanoi on Friday evening, as they lingered to the last minute to enjoy…

Danish Honorary Consulate opens in Cambodia

Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia. The post is unpaid and the consul is not employed or posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but appointed in his own capacity…

Spiderweb and bloody soup haunted the Danish Church in Singapore

danish church singapore halloween

On a dark and not so stormy night of Halloween in Singapore, the Danish Seamen’s Church on Mount Faber was haunted. Upon entering the church, guests had to navigate through spiderweb, smoke and evil spirits to get inside, where the dark was only spoiled by candles leading the way to the altar. Here, barely recognisable,…

Colourful festival of lights in Thailand 11th November

Loy Krathong Festival is an auspicious occasions celebrated by locals and visitors during the full moon night in November – this year on the night of the 11th November 2019. Loy Kratong means floating the (flowery) basket. The ritual relates to hindu belief dating back thousands of years. It involves making the basket out of…

Danish ambassador signed MOU with Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission

  Mr. John Nielson, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Myanmar’s Anti-Corruption Commission. The diplomatic meeting was to acquiring technical assistance in compiling surveys related to combating corruption and capacity building, at Nay Pyi Taw’s Hilton Hotel, 30th October 2019. The Ani-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi and Danish State…

Carlsberg agreed to buy remaining share in Cambrew

Danish brewer Carlsberg reported third quarter sales topped forecasts thanks to a strong performance in Asia. Carlsberg’s sales in the third quarter came in at 18.5 billion Danish krones ($2.76 billion), above the 18.2 billion forecast by the 22 analysts in a poll compiled by Carlsberg. The company did not disclose earnings figures and maintained…