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SwedCham Singapore’s Annual General Meeting 2019

Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore (SwedCham) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the 1880 club on Nanson Rd, Singapore where there were the farewell to former members as well as the welcome to the new members elected to the board. The leaving board members were Otso Toikka, Pontus Cavefors-Svensson and…

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 boards elected at FBC Singapore and SiSu’s annual meeting

Finnish Business Council (FBC) in Singapore and Singaporen Suomalaiset (SiSu) held their annual general meeting on the 18th of March 2019 where new members of both associations were elected to the board for 2019-2020. According to FBC’s official website, new board members selected were: Chairman ,Mr Janne Lautanala (Wärtsilä) Deputy Chairman, Mr Alpesh Shah (Neste…

SE Asia soon safer for LGBTQ-people with Swedish travel app

Travel, explore, make friends and even find a date – Swedish-made travel application Gayze makes navigating Southeast Asian cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta safe and fun for LGBTQ globetrotters. Traveling abroad and being openly gay can be far from safe. With different laws, cultures and norms, gays risks persecution and worse. Two Swedish…

Singapore’s politician visited Finland on educational summit

Indranee Rajah, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Finance and Education, attended the 9th International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) in Helsinki, Finland. Held from 14-15 March 2019, the ISTP intended to assemble ministers and authorities from countries and regions that have “high-performing or rapidly improving school systems” as…

Innovation House Finland opened working space in Singapore

Innovation House Finland joined up with Mercatus Capital to launce its third co-working space in Singapore. Located in Blk 71 Launchpad at One-North, Queenstown, this new co-working space provides 200 seats office space with various services for membership such as a connection in local networks, social media marketing and being part of cooperative community. Moreover,…

Temasek to buy 30% of Danish company, Haldor Topsøe,

Temasek Holdings, an investment company owned by Singapore’s Government, has negotiated to buy about 30 percent of Haldor Topsøe, a Danish world’s leading company specialized in heterogeneous catalysis. Haldor Topsøe affirmed the deal with Temasek and has signed the agreement on 12 March 2019 but did not disclose any information about the transaction price of…

Watain, Swedish metal band, cancelled by Singapore’s authorities

Swedish death metal group, Watain’s Live concert in Singapore was banned just an hour before it began because of the concern over the band’s “Satanist views” on Thursday, 7 March 2019. Initially, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) granted the band a permission with a rating of Restricted 18 (R18) as long as the songs relating to religious…

Nordic Innovation House celebrates its official opening in Singapore

After its unofficial launch in September 2018, Nordic Innovation House (NIH-SG) celebrated its official opening in Singapore on 22 February 2019. NIH-SG is a joint effort between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and four Nordic organizations consisting of the Embassies of Swedish and Finish, Innovation Norway and Business Sweden. Last year, NIH-SG chose Singapore to…