Category: Hong Kong

Meeting for Nordic students in Hong Kong on Friday

Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong and the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong invited Swedish and Danish students in Hong Kong to attend an information meeting held at the Church of Sweden in Hong Kong on Friday 15 November 2019. The address of the Church is: Wing On Plaza Shoppingmall, Office Tower våning…

Norwegian indie band returning to Southeast Asia

Boy Pablo, the Norwegian indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at major cities in Southeast Asia such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila on the last week of November 2019.  Boy Pablo, the lead singer was originally from Bergen, Norway. The band started as  the “Boy Pablo” in December 2015, together with his musician…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

IKEA recalls children’s bib: Risk of choking

IKEA has recalled MATVRÅ Blue/Red 2-pack bib for children worldwide as there is a choking risk, the company has announced in a press release. This includes the firm’s retail stores in Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The hazard was discovered through two incidents in Norway and the UK respectively, where the button…

Siemens and Grundfos sign digital environment pact

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework for strategic cooperation between the two companies. The focus is on developing water and wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology. The contract was signed at Grundfos’ Headquarters in Bjerringbro in Denmark. In a statement about the agreement, Grundfos says that customers of both companies will…

Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…

Concert with Nordic music during Nordic Festival in Hong Kong

October 22 and 23, top local performers such as cellist Chor Kai-hei, pianist Linda Yim and Cong Quartet will present Nordic composers like Jean Sibelius, from Finland, Jón Leifs (Iceland), Carl Nielsen (Denmark), Edvard Grieg (Norway) and Wilhelm Stenhammar (Sweden) at the “An Evening with Nordic Composers” chamber music concerts at Studio Theatre, Hong Kong…

Santa Fe Relocation sold

Santa Fe Group, the last remnant of the EAC conglomerate founded by H.N. Andersen back in 1884, has sold its relocation business, including the moving company’s debt to Proventus Capital Partners, for 1 million Euro. The business was sold because Santa Fe was not able to get its financing in place. Santa Fe has for…

Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

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The world’s oldest travel firm, Thomas Cook Group, has entered compulsory liquidation according to a press release. The liquidation follows failure to reach a sufficient financial agreement between the company’s stakeholders and possible money providers. Essentially all flights on Monday 23 September 2019 were cancelled due to the bankruptcy. For the Nordic customers it meant…

New Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong: A dream come true

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30-year-old Danish Lars Emil Bolt had only just finished his degree in theological studies and started a temporary job as a pastor in Glostrup, Denmark, when the dream job was posted. Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong. “I always dreamt of going overseas,” says Lars Emil Bolt. “And if I had to…