Category: Iceland

Nordic Sunday Brunch at InterContinental, Singapore

At InterContinental Singapore in Bugis, famous for its historic precinct and the hotel for its amazing Peranakan-style and Heritage Suites, there is still time to enjoy the Nordic Sunday Brunch that is running until 17 November (12:00pm to 3:00pm)! It is the luxury hotel’s vibrant European eatery Ash & Elm which showcases this theme with…

Finalists revealed for tomorrows Nordic Awards Night

NordCham Philippines have announced the names of the companies, that are the finalists for this year’s Nordic Awards Night 2019 taking place at the Fairmont Makati Ballroom on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 6-10 PM. The Awards are given to Nordic-affiliated companies in the Philippines who exemplify Nordic values and commitment to UN Sustainable Development…

Folke Engholm at Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Team Nordic Innovation House Singapore attended on 15 October 2019 the ’Viral Access on Micro-Influencers’ breakfast talk hosted by the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore. A rare opportunity to meet Folke Engholm, CEO/Founder of Viral Access, who shared key insights on using social media as a platform to strategise, scale in new markets and…

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

The Philippines reject aid from Denmark and Iceland following drug-war investigation

philippine president rodrigo duterte

According to the Danish news agency Ritzau, President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has announced that the country will reject loans and aid from 18 named countries. The announcement follows a number of countries’ support in favour of a UN resolution to investigate the deaths of thousands of people in relation to the war on…

Travel firm bankrupt: Nordic subsidiaries survive

thomas cook group

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…

Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

All set for Nordic Crayfish Party in Vietnam

crayfish party ho chi minh

For the 20th time the Nordic Business Community in Ho Chi Minh are hosting an annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 18:00 – 22:00. Crayfish has been imported for the event and will be prepared ‘Swedish style’. Attendees can also look forward to a free flow of Carlsberg, Norwegian Linie Aquavit and…

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

Philippines may cut diplomatic relations to Iceland

Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, is “seriously considering” cutting diplomatic ties with Iceland, his spokesperson Salvador Panelo has reported. The reason is that Iceland on Thursday. July 4, filed a draft resolution that will push the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to call for concrete actions against the rising number of killings in…