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Academies in Sweden still open for late applications

The number of available spots at Swedish universities has been increased due to the coronavirus pandemic – and despite a record intake of students, thousands of places remain open to latecomers. Thousands of students received their admission letters last week. Almost 452,000 people had applied to start a university course this autumn, 50,000 applicants more…

The Immigration Division1 (Bangkok) opens extra office to relieved congestions

The Immigration Bureau in Bangkok has opened a temporary visa extension center at Muang Thong Thani in Nonthaburi province. From Monday, 13 July 2020, the new Immigration office started operating with aim to relieve congestion at its government complex office on Chaeng Wattana Road. For more information, please visit the Immigration Bureau official website here.…

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…

Scania cutting down workforce globally

Scania is working on minimizing the company’s global workforce due to global pandemic crisis along with other issues. “The Coronavirus crisis had led to a sharp decline in revenues,” Scania announced on 1 June 2020. “Although it is currently not possible to forecast the length and severity of how the crisis will affect Scania’s business…

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…

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.

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…

Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…