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Singapore Climate Rally inspired by Swedish activist

singapore climate rally

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…

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

Swedish investors to support island in sustainability project

waste management in indonesia

93 million. That’s how many straws Indonesians sucks their way through each day. And of the 9,8 billion plastic bags they use every year, almost 95 percent end up as waste. In Western Indonesia the North Sumatra Provincial Government has therefore decided that it’s time to cope with large amounts of plastic waste, and one…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

Singapore admires Nordic paternity leave levels

paternity leave in singapore

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…

Volvo sponsors Crayfish Party in Philippines

Volvo Philippines, the official distributor and dealer of Volvo cars in the Philippines, will sponsor the annual Crayfish Party, organised by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The party will take place on 14 September 2019. (https://scandasia.com/philippines-calendar/) Apart from being a fun party based on…

Vietnam calls for even more business with Sweden

At a reception for Swedish outgoing ambassador Pereric Hogberg in Hanoi on July 31, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that the cooperation would increase even furtrher, especially trade and investment. Sweden’s investment in Vietnam tripled in 2018 from nearly 370 million USD in 2017, and two-way trade reached about 1.5 billion USD…