Category: Iceland

Thai Temple etiquette: A guide to being respectful when visiting a Buddhist temple in Thailand

Given that Thailand is 95 percent Buddhist, the country is home to thousands of beautiful temples – known in Thai as Wat’s. Visiting the country’s temples can be a very special and unforgettable experience. It’s a wonderful way to see firsthand the beauty of the Thai culture and customs that have been around for literally…

‘Work the Nordic way’ event sets for 17 April in Hanoi

On 2 April 2021 the NordCham Vietnam invited to their annual ‘Work the Nordic way’ Event. The aim of the event is to elevate and communicate the strong Nordic employer brand in Vietnam. The invitation read: We started our last event Work the Nordic Way in October last year in HCMC. This time we have…

Maniga recieved €10m strategic investment fund for R&D development

Founded in Iceland, Meniga has closed a €10m strategic investment round led by institutional investors Velocity Capital and Frumtak Ventures, along with Industrifonden, the UK Government’s Future Fund, and existing customers UniCredit, Swedbank, Groupe BPCE, and Íslandsbanki. One particular innovation that is currently garnering significant attention from banks and other key players in the industry…

Confirmed: Foreigners in Phuket Thailand will receive Covid-19 vaccine

Dr. Chalermpong of Vachira Phuket Hospital recently announced that foreigners will be included and receive Covid-19 vaccines as part of the Thai government’s vaccination scheme, local media The Thaiger reports.  Dr. Chalermpong is an important member of The Phuket Communicable Disease Committee which enacts all Coronavirus policies locally.  Phuket’s Vice Governor advised that initial appointments…

In Scandinavia April’s Fool is harmless fun but in Thailand it may land you in jail

In the Nordic and other parts of the world, it is an annual custom that news and media sites along with individuals post April Fool’s jokes and hoaxes on 1 April. However, if you reside in Thailand, local media, The Thaiger warns that April Fool’s jokes, pranks, and hoaxes are not allowed to be shared…

Thai scholar starts as UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia

A Thai scholar Prof. Vitit Muntarbhorn is set to take up his role as the new UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Cambodia on 1 April 2021. Government officials, human rights experts and analysts have expressed optimism that the first UN’s human rights envoy to Cambodia from an ASEAN nation will…

Nordics-Singapore webinar on circular waste management economy

Presented by SGInnovate and Nordic Innovation House Singapore, let’s discuss the opportunities for bridging Nordic solutions to Singapore and South East Asia’s problem within the circular waste economy! Join us on 26 April to find out more about the state of waste management in Singapore and Nordics, and the current Singaporean and Nordic solutions that…

Taste the Nordic Spring Flavors at FINDS Hong Kong

The Nordic restaurant FINDS in Hong Kong invites to experience the Nordic spring flavors. FINDS has prepared an Authentic Signature Menu “The Nordic Journey” Spring Edition. Inspired by five of the region’s countries, the menu will showcase the Nordic spirit in every detail, including signature dishes from Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden, complemented with…

Thailand to reduce quarantine days for international travelers from 1 April

On 22 March 2021 the Royal embassy of Thailand in Sweden announced: Update on Thailand’s inbound travel measures for non-Thai nationals (effective from April 1, 2021) Please note that other issues such as reduction of the quarantine period to 7 days and measures for those who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine are being considered…

The Ibsen Scholarships 2021 calls out to global innovative performing artist

The Ibsen Scholarship program by Ibsen Awards was initiated by the Norwegian parliament in 2007, to offer funding for innovative performing arts projects worldwide. The call for 2021 is out and the application platform is open. Bring out your applications skills and submit your project. Scholarship program amount to a total of NOK 2 million.…