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All set for Nordic Crayfish Party in Vietnam

crayfish party ho chi minh

For the 20th time the Nordic Business Community in Ho Chi Minh are hosting an annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 18:00 – 22:00. Crayfish has been imported for the event and will be prepared ‘Swedish style’. Attendees can also look forward to a free flow of Carlsberg, Norwegian Linie Aquavit and…

Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

berries, blueberries

While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…

Discover French Indochina – Saigon lifestyle update

Where better to relive the French Indochina era than with some nostalgia at a few of Saigon’s (Ho Chi Minh City) most prominent hotels – one of them being a living legend now celebrating 60! The most striking first impressions for newcomers to Saigon are probably the somewhat frightening hundreds of thousands of motorbikes crowding…

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,…

Changes in Norwegian visa process: Higher price and longer wait

As of 6 August 2019 Vietnamese visa applications for Norway will no longer be handled in Vietnam. The same changes apply for Philippine applicants as of 5 August 2019. Instead, the applications will be sent to the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok. Applicants will have to apply via VFS Global in either Vietnam or the Philippines…

First Finnish pre-school franchise in Vietnam

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than…

Grundfos at first pump-tech exhibition in Hanoi

An exhibition of pumps and pumping solutions of Danish manufacturer Grundfos was opened in Hanoi on August 2. The event, first of its kind in Hanoi according to VNA, is designed to introduce durable, energy saving products for high-rise trade buildings and water plants, as well as industrial and civil pump products. Speaking at the…

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…

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…

Children of immigrants in Norway – how are they doing?

Statistics Norway has compiled statistics about immigrant children born in Norway – how are they doing as adults. Did they integrate into Norwegian society? Or do they remain outsiders? The group analyzed are children between 25 and 40 years old and whose parents are both immigrants. As a group, these children did somewhat worse in…