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Swedish authors participated in Singapore Writers Festival

Swedish authors Andreas Norman and Jonas Hassen Khemiri attended Singapore Writers Festival, that took place from 2-11 November. The Swedish authors took part in panel discussions, readings and writer’s workshops, according to the Swedish Embassy in Singapore. Andreas Norman made his debut as a writer in 1996 with a collection of poems, and in 2013…

Finnish children’s science academy entered Malaysia and Singapore

Finnish children’s science academy ‘Kide Science’ in October signed an agreement with the Singaporean Edufarm Learning Center.   Teacher training is to commence in November, with the first students set to arrive at the start of 2019. This new deal follows the opening of the world’s first Kide Science centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in…

Swedish food, beverage companies visited Singapore

On 15 October the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore hosted a reception at his Residence in conjunction with the visit to Singapore by five Swedish companies from the Food & Beverage sector, namely Orkla, Pågen, Paulig Group, Nordic Fine Food and SweCheese. The companies visited Singapore as part of Business Sweden’s ‘Food Days’, a project that…

Swedish embassy in Singapore beach cleanup

On 27 October the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore participated in a beach cleanup activity at the Changi Coastal Walk organized by the EU delegation in Singapore under the headline ‘Together for the Ocean’. The aim of this activity was to signal the importance that the EU and its member states attach to the fight against…

Niclas Kvarnström: Debuts as Ambassador in Singapore

There are changes at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore. A new ambassador has arrived and the embassy relocated to a new address in November. On 27 September HE Mr Niclas Kvarnström presented his credentials as the new Head of the Swedish Mission in Singapore to President Halimah Yacob. Niclas Kvarnström arrived to Singapore along…

Danish Business Association Singapore makes valuable member Business Lectures

During this fall and after new year, DABS makes a range of Business Lectures useful for their members in Singapore.  In a language understandable for most people and engaging lectures that makes people want to participate and not just listen, Danish Business Association in Singapore (DABS) have started a new concept that aims to help…

New survey: Sweden and Singapore best at English

A new survey ranks best non-native speakers of English. Sweden is number one, while Singapore is number three. Global language training company Education First (EF) ranks best non-native speakers of English in their yearly survey EF English Proficiency Index. Singapore is the only Asian country in top five. This year, Norway ranks as number four,…

Singaporean company to fabricate marine equipment for the Nordics

Singaporean Sembcorp Marine has won two contracts to deliver equipment to Norwegian and Danish companies. Sembcorp Marine will design and construct three identical plug-in battery-powered ferries for Norwegian Norled AS. The three ferries will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020. “Sembcorp Marine’s project with Norled marks our entry into the ropax ferry design…

Ericsson exports 5G equipment to Asian countries

Swedish Ericsson has started to export 5G-ready telecom equipment such as base stations and microwave gear to Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. “The initial shipments consisting of Ericsson’s 5G-ready radio base stations and microwave equipment for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies have been delivered to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand,” the company said during India Mobil Congress…

Nordic finTech investor event Singapore

During the upcoming Singapore Fintech Festival which draws attendants from worldwide – over 30 000 of them expected in 2018 – the just established Nordic Innovation House Singapore organizes and invites to the Nordic FinTech Investor event. Taking place on 13November, 4pm – 6pm, where invitees will be able to learn more about the Nordic…