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Singapore ranked world’s most powerful passports

The Henley Passport Index revealed on July 2 that the world’s most powerful passports goes to Japan and Singapore with a visa-free or visa-on-arrival score of 189. The highest spot among other Nordic countries goes to Finland who sits in 2nd place along with South Korea and Germany with an access to 187 destinations around…

Laos’ Foreign Minister visited Norway

On June 28, delegation from Laos’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Foreign Minister of the Lao PDR Saleumxay Kommasith visited Oslo, Norway for Norway-Lao bilateral consultations. As a part of the visit, Loas’s Minister Kommasith and the delegation attended the meeting where they met with Norway’s Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide and Norway’s Minister of…

Norwegian salmon brought to Wuhan for the first time by cargo plane

18 tonnes of Norwegian salmon transported by a cargo plane from Luxembourg, Boeing 747, arrived at Wuhan Tianhe International Airport on June 25, 2019. According to Xinhua, this was the first time that Norwegian salmon was sent to Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei Province through a cargo aircraft. Before that, there was only a…

8 films to watch at Nordic Film Festival Bangkok 2019

4 Nordic Embassies in Thailand: Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland come together in co-hosting 2019 Nordic Films Festival in Bangkok for the third years in a roll since 2017. The three-day festival will start from Sept 27 till Sep 29 at Quartier CineArt located on 4th floor of Emquartier near BTS Phrom Phong, Bangkok. Check…

Norway assisted Vietnam remove bomb in Thua Thien-Hue

The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) will continuously support Thua Thien-Hue in accelerating the implementation of the “Explosive Remnant of War Risk Reduction” project in 2018-2020 period. By maintaining the coordination with relevant agencies of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, NPA has been helping the province to collect almost 10,000 bombs, mines and explosive objects.…

Norway and Philippines activated 1st floating solar project  

SN Aboitiz Power Group (SNAP), the joint venture between SN Power (Norwegian hydropower developer and investor) and Aboitiz Power Corp. (Filipino power investor) switched on its first 200-kilowatt (kw) floating solar project to provide power to SNAP-Magat’s facilities over Magat Dam, one of the largest dams in the Philippines. At the switch-on ceremony taking place…

Nordic people moving out of Thailand

The number of Nordic businesspeople in Thailand and the number of Nordic people on retirement visa or visa linked to their Thai family have been declining during the first five months of this year. This is the first decline in 12 years. If the trend continues, there will only be 861 Nordic people on a…

Invitation to Crayfish Party in Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam (SSS) invites you to traditional Crayfish Party on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Landmark Ballroom located in the Landmark Bangkok, Sukhumvit, Bangkok. The guests will meet with welcome drinks such as beer and wine and food like Snaps with lots of Crayfish–part and parcel of the party! Marinated Salmon, Smorrebrod, desserts…

Green light for EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements

On June 25, the Council of Ministers authorized the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements which are set to be signed by Swedish born EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and Romanian Minister for Business, Trade and Entrepreneurship Ștefan-Radu Oprea on the EU’s behalf in Hanoi on Sunday 30 June. The agreements with Vietnam, the EU’s…