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Norwegian government contributed US$ 3mil to reducing plastic in ASEAN regions

The Government of Norway launched the ASEAN-Norway Cooperation Project on Local Capacity Building for Reducing Plastic Pollution in the ASEAN Region (ASEANO) in Jakarta on 9th December 2019. “Norway is proud to launch this project with ASEAN in combating marine litter and micro plastics,” said Ambassador of Norway to ASEAN, Morten Høglund. “Healthy oceans are…

Santa Lucia reception with Little Boy’s Choir at Oriental Mandarin.

December month is a dark month in Scandinavia, so no wonder that we Swedes have adapted to the Santa Lucia celebration. Every year on December 13th, the Lucia arrives with candles on her head and with an entourage of maids, star boys, gingerbread boys/girls and small Santa Claus men, singing the traditional chorals. This year,…

The Swedish consulate general in Hong Kong advice to register if going to Hong Kong

The Consulate General of Sweden in Hong Kong published official statement for Swedish travellers and residents to be more cautious in certain areas of demonstration, recommend to register travellers’ information to Ministry of Foreign Affair’s website for further assistance and update themselves on official links for transportation. The statement published on 9th December 2019 said:…

SWEA member celebrated Swedish Lucia tradition at flower dome, Singapore

The Swedish Lucia tradition was brought to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay by the talented “SWEA Lucia Choir” on 1 December 2019. The SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) choir consisted of volunteers from the Swedish community in Singapore. The choir was joined by the Swedish Embassy staff who treated visitors with ginger…

Norwegian Embassy Hanoi wearing orange to support movement against gender based violence

The Norwegian ambassador to Vietnam, H.E.Grethe Løchen togther with members of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Hanoi wore orange colour every Monday during the period of #16days of Activism against Gender Based Violence  from 25 November – 10 December 2019. This is a positive movement to battle against abuse or domestic violence, which the embassy feels…

Smart city Bangkok symposium successful in bringing experts to share ideas

The TSCC Smart Cities Symposium: Connectivity and Mobility organised by Thai- Swedish Chamber of Commerce took place at the Landmark hotel on 26th November. The event was focusing on possibilities and solutions of the global movements regarding climate change and growing number of populations and how to improve living quality.There were overall 120 participants from…

Denmark, Sweden partners in film festival in Manila to support UNPD sustainability goals

Embassy of Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Austrian and German in Manila collaborated together with the support of the UNDP Philippines, Film Development Council of Philippines  for the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Documentary Film Fest,In commemoration of the International Human Rights Day on 10th December,  offering free screening to public from 6-8 December 2019. The first of…

Swedish hub Findec partners up in Singapore, eyes Asean

During the recent Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) Sweden’s Stockholm-based hub for Fintech companies, Findec, signed a partnership, MoU, with Singapore Fintech Association (SFA). “The purpose with this collaboration is to open up a bridge between Singapore and Sweden so that we can work better; share information, technology and companies; and ensure a better business flow…

EU Ambassador met with Cambodian premier to further strengthen relationship

European Union Ambassador to Cambodia, Ms. Carmen Moreno told Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen that the EU will continue to be a development partner of the kingdom, assisting Cambodia’s sustainable economic development during a courtesy call on the premier at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on 2nd December 2019. Eang Sophalleth, Prime minister Hun…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…