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Singapore Climate Rally inspired by Swedish activist

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Since Swedish Greta Thunberg called for more ambitious climate action in Sweden by skipping school last year, many have felt inspired by the teen. Among them, a group of about 15 Singaporean activists who are now organising a climate rally on 21 September 2019 in Hong Lim Park in Singapore according to the Singaporean news…

Singapore admires Nordic paternity leave levels

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Despite having the right to government-paid paternity leave for two weeks, only 35 percent Singaporean fathers swapped the business suit for changing diapers in 2018. This is even a decline from 53 percent in 2017 and 47 percent the previous year. The figures stem from the Singaporean Ministry of Social and Family Development answering a…

Check how to vote for upcoming Norwegian elections

Even though you don’t live in Norway, your democratic right to vote for the municipal and regional elections on 9 September 2019 are intact if you’re a Norwegian citizen. However, you will not receive an election document in your mailbox with information on where to vote. Instead, you have to seek out a Norwegian embassy,…

Norwegian DJ Ørjan Nilsen plays in Singapore

Trance and house mainstay Ørjan Nilsen returns to Singapore this August, this time taking over Marquee Singapore for his debut performance at the club on 10 August 2019. “Double up your fun this long weekend,” writes the Marquee Singapore on its Facebook page.. Here is an introduction to the artist (https://app.discotech.me/artists/orjan-nilsen/): “As a DJ, Ørjan…

Small batch of Norwegian salmon recalled in Singapore

A shipment of Norwegian salmon was early Wednesday recalled by the Singaporean importer, Yu Fish, after Singapore Food Agency (SFA) confirmed the presence of listeria bacteria in a sample. SFA had been informed of the contamination by the supplier in Norway, SFA said in a media release. Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice said on Thursday it…

Neste starts building huge expansion in Singapore

Finnish energy giant Neste laid the foundation stone for the expantion of its existing facility in Tuas on July 31, 2019. The ceremony officially marks the start of the 1.4 billion-euro expansion of Neste’s renewable products production line in Singapore. The extension will increase Neste’s total renewable product capacity in the city-state by 1.3 million…

Norwegian William Klippgen heads a new fund of NOK 190 million in Singapore.

Norwegian technology founder and investor William Klippgen, who lives in Singapore, and British angel investor Michael Blakey has set up a Singapore-based fund of $ 22 million – equivalent to NOK 190 million. A number of other Norwegian investors, including former Lazada president Stein Jakob Øie, McKinsey’s Asia chief Oliver Tonby and Creandum partner Martin…

Volvo identifies faulty engine part

Do you have a Volvo model S60, S80, S90, V40, V60, V70, V90, XC60 or XC90 with a 2-litre or 4-cylinder diesel engine produced between 2014 and 2019? Then you are one of 507,000 Volvo owners, who will receive a letter from Volvo, asking you to contact your local dealer for correction of a component…