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Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland amongst most powerful passports

A new ranking by the Henley Passport Index shows that Singapore and the Scandinavian countries have some of the most powerful passports in the world. The Henley Passport Index releases an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world, based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa. Citizens with…

Norway funds 530 million NOK for Indonesia in result base carbon reduction and deforestation project

The Norwegian government published an official announcement regarding the latest achievement on emission reduction and deforestation with Indonesia on 3 July 2020. It is the first time Norway supporting funds on this 10 years project – result base payment worth of 530 million NOK or Rp812.86 billion. So far the result on emission reduction were…

Asia dominates top 100 list of best universities worldwide

Universities in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan take several top spots in the newly published list of the best universities in the world. Only two Scandinavian universities made it into the top 100. The list is made and published by the site Top Universities. The top two universities are both in the same…

S. S. REDANG – Sunk by Japanese destroyers, on 13 February 1942

The Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore during the World War II, from the time of the first landings in Northern Malaya on 8 December 1941, was swift and brutal. Within eight weeks the Japanese had taken Malaya and landed on the island of Singapore which had become intensely overcrowded by tens of thousands of…

Norway to join UN Security Council in 2021-22

The Royal Embassy of Norway in Kuala lumpur, along with other Norwegian embassies in ASEAN countries published various thank you notes to all UN members for elected Norway as a member of the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 period. The statement from the Norwegian embassy in Kuala Lumpur said: “Today, Norway was elected as…

Business Sweden Singapore announced Volvo bus eyeing South East Asia market

Business Sweden published an exclusive article that Volvo bus is eyeing to compete in South East Asian market due to urbanization booming on this side of the globe. Volvo buses are equipped with cost-efficient transport system that satisfies demands for sustainable solutions. For more information, please read the full story  here.

Sweden and Denmark join Team EU to support Indonesia in response of Corona crisis

The Sweden embassy in Jakarta published a statement on 12 June 2020 regarding a cooperation with Denmark and fellow European Union’s countries in an initiative to assist Indonesia’s response to Corona crisis. For more information, please read here

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution

The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects. The projects will tackle waste and plastic pollution – both at land and sea. “Plastic is…

Swedish embassy Singapore invites all to celebrate national day together online

The embassy of Sweden in Singapore announced on 3 June 2020 to get  comfortable and ready to celebrate national day together online. The statement said: 3 days to go! Swedish National Day’s online celebration will be streamed via Facebook live on the Embassy’s page or can also be viewed here. The stream will begin from…

Kipinä to open 10 new pre-schools in Indonesia before 2024

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with Yayasan Akademi Anak Indonesia (YAAI), to launch more than ten new Kipinä preschools throughout Indonesia in the the next 4 years. YAAI is a special purpose vehicle formed by a leading Indonesian educator Mr Sudino Lim. YAAI will work with…