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New Norwegian passport launched on 18 October 2020

Norway launched new passports on 18 October 2020. The new version of the passport has several security elements and a new design. More info on new design here: All existing passports remain valid until their expiry date, and there is no need to apply for a new passport before the old one expires. From 19…

Ambassador Roset announced the embassy remains open through out CMCO

The Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset announced a message to the to the Norwegian community in Malaysia: the embassy remains open throughout CMCO. Monday to Thursday: 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 14.00 Friday: 10.00 – 12.00 As a preventive measure in light of COVID-19, the Embassy requests that visitors make a prior appointment before…

Denmark tops in environmental performance

Denmark ranks 1st in the world, when it comes to environmental performance according to the EPI Index 2020. The Environmental Performance Index is produced by Yale University and compares the environmental performance of 180 countries. Finland ranks the 7th, Sweden the 8th and Norway on the 9th from the list, representing on how the Scandinavians…

Singapore National Water Agency (PUB) launched Global Innovation Challenge

The Nordic Innovation House Singapore, on 7 October 2020 called out to all Innovators to join the PUB Global Innovation Challenge. COVID-19 has drastically affected how businesses operate and collaborate. However, innovation never stops. Singapore’s National Water Agency(PUB)is looking for technological solutions to Singapore’s water challenges. Your solutions could be one of them. Funding &…

Study in Sweden organizing the largest virtual education fair for global students

Study in Sweden team has announced that the Swedish Institute is organising a series of virtual fairs over the coming weeks for students interested in studying in Sweden. The virtual fairs will feature representatives from 24 Swedish universities, which makes the events the largest ever education promotion activity for Sweden. China: Friday 16 October from…

Nobel Prize winners for 2020

This year, the Norwegian Nobel Committee decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 to the World Food Programme (WFP). The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims…

Norwegian Prime Minister reminds of seafarers conditions during Covid-19

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg has warned of a humanitarian and trade crisis if the roughly 800,000 seafarers stranded around the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic are not offered similar protections and rights as other essential workers. Please read the full story here

Norwegian Ambassador Roset visited Malaysia Parliment to discussed further bilateral relationships

On 21 September 2020, the Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur summed up work of the day to be “a fruitful meeting with speaker of parliament, Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun”. The Ambassador H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset expressed “As always it was a pleasure to visit the parliament and to discuss the warm bilateral relationship between Malaysia…

Study in Sweden offers scholarships opportunities to international students

Studying abroad could be pricey, are you looking for some financial support to study in Sweden? This website may help you to find a suitable scholarship for your study. Now that you are – hopefully – on your way to Sweden, here are more things to take into your consideration – What is a visa,…