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The first direct flights from Beijing to Oslo officially opened

The first direct flights from Beijing to Oslo recently had its launching ceremony and press conference on April 12, 2019 at the Norwegian Embassy in China. At the event, there was a formal anouncment of the first direct flight between China and Norway that will be operated by Hainan Airlines, the Skytrax five-star Chinese carrier…

First Scandinavian Film Festival in Philippines

Embassies of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in Manila, in collaboration with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and SM Lanang Premiere, organized the first Scandinavian Film Festival in the Philippines. Offering Filipinos a vibe of Scandinavian culture, atmosphere and way of life, the Festival will run separately in two venues: SM Lanang Premier,…

Fight Against Corruption in Thailand by Nordic Chambers

4 Nordic Chambers of Commerce in Thailand co-hosted the seminar on anti-corruption titled “The next Big Thing in the Fight Against Corruption: CAC Certification and the Thai Anti-Corruption Initiative”, on Wednesday, 27th March 2019 at Spaces, Empire Tower Sathorn, Bangkok. The anti-corruption seminar was organized by the 4 Nordic chambers of commerce (TSCC, DTCC, TNCC,…

Norway joined UNICEF to bring Filipino students “Back to School”

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila, in cooperation with UNICEF, supported “Back to School” programme to provide essential supplies for learning to schoolchildren in Marawi affected by the Marawi conflict. Marawi conflict also known as the Marawi siege was a five-month-long armed conflict between Philippines government and militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq…

Norway’s Ambassador and Minister visited Laos

Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador to Vietnam together with Dag-Inge Ulstein, Norway’s Minister of International Development and delegations paid a courtesy visit to Vientiane, Laos on Friday, 29 March 2019 to meet with representatives from Laos’ government as well as Norway’s organizations working in Laos. Løchen and Ulstein started their day in the capital of Laos…

Nordic Ambassadors on the trip to Lam Dong, Vietnam

Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen, Denmark’s Ambassador, Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Finland’s Ambassador and Ms. Grete Løchen, Norway’s Ambassador were on a two-day field trip to Lam Dong, Vietnam around 26-27 March 2019 to catch on recent collaborations as well as to seek for future opportunities between Vietnam and Nordic countries. Located in the Central Highlands region…

The first Nordic Innovation Forum in Philippines

Nordcham Philippines teamed up with the Philippines Norway Business Council (PNBC) and 4 Nordic Embassies: Denmark, Finland in Kuala Lumpur, Norway, and Sweden in Malila to launch the first Nordic Innovation Forum on 21 March 2019 at the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in Makati City. According to Bo Lundqvist, NordCham Philippines President, the forum…

Norway’s Ambassador visited Terengganu, Malaysia

Gunn Jorid, Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia, paid a visit to Terengganu, Malaysia where she met Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhta, the head of government in the Malaysian state of Terengganu, and gave a presentation at the UMT – Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. On the first day of her visit, the Ambassador met Dr. Ahmad Samsuri Mokhta.…

Telenor Myanmar expanded its service in Malaysia and Singapore

Telenor Myanmar, a subsidiary of the Norwegian Telenor Group, expanded its non-stop international data roaming service to Malaysia and Singapore, the countries that Telenor Myanmar’s customers travel commonly, according to Telenor Myanmar’s press release on 13 March 2019. After launched the new data roaming service in Thailand last month, Telenor got a positive feedback from…

New Thai retirement visa rules

Applicants for an extension of a retirement visa to Thailand have to prove that they have sufficient funds to sustain themselves in Thailand. They either need to have a certain deposit in a Thai bank account, or receive a fixed monthly income of a certain amount, or a combination of the aforementioned methods. Effective as…