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Radio Sweden: Uighurs in Sweden receive threats from China

People from the Muslim minority group Uighurs tell they have been pressed to gather information about other Uighurs living in Sweden and about Uighur organisations. The information comes from Radio Sweden, who has heard recorded phone calls and seen text conversations and e-mails which appear to back up allegations that people who claim to represent…

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…

Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis in Bangkok

The St. Regis Bar and The Lounge invite throughout the month of November guests to try a Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea by Michelin-Starred Chef Sayan Isaksson, who was born in Thailand, but grew up in Sweden. This is not a trip down nostalgia road – for most Scandinavians the delicacies have never crossed their lips…

Nordic Culture Week Wujiang

At the opening ceremony of Wujiang Road’s Nordic Culture Week on 7 November, speeches were heard from our Consul General Jan Wahlberg as well as representatives from Business Sweden and Jing’an government. Finland’s Culture Coordinator Veli-Matti Palomäki also performed Finnish music at the ceremony. Nordic Culture Week is organized by Jing’an Government Office as part…

Swedish Embassy distributed 1000 helmets to students

On 8 November the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi distributed nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh Primary School in Hanoi. Today, the Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam with great support from our Swedish companies, AstraZeneca, Volvo, ABB, Ericsson, SKF and Tetra Pak distributed nearly 1,000 high-quality helmets to students at Ba Dinh…

Sneak peek at Swedish upcoming photo exhibition

In 2019 the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok will showcase a photo exhibition to celebrate 150 years of friendship between Sweden and Thailand. Now, the Embassy gives sneak peeks on their facebook page. The photo exhibition will picture Thais with relations to Sweden and Swedes with relations to Thailand. The exhibition will open on 4…

Swedish Collectius takes of non-performing loans Philippines

Collectius is continuing to purchase portfolios of non-performing consumer loans within Southeast Asia. The company is now spearheading the first secured portfolio in the Philippines when taking over 40 million USD non-performing loan (NPLs) portfolio with cars as collateral. The deal that consist of both auto and personal loans is Collectius’ third bank portfolio of…

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…