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Singapore opens bubble hotel for business travelers

Singapore is opening the first corona-friendly business hotel that allows people to work in the same room and business travelers to hold face-to-face meetings. International business travel is still discouraged due to the pandemic despite the various rollouts of vaccines globally. In Singapore however, it is now possible for business travelers to meet colleagues from…

St Andrew’s S107 host IBCP Discovery Event 1 April

St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107 invites you to join a meeting on campus to discover more about the unique new alternative to the IBDP and A-Levels: the IBCP – only offered at St. Andrews International School Sukhumvit 107. IBCP is a new and exciting alternative program of study for Y12 and Y13 where students…

AstraZeneca vaccine rollout continues in Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines

Vietnam will continue its AstraZeneca vaccine rollout despite the news regarding blood clot risk because it has not yet recorded any case of blood clots as reported in some countries, a health official says. Over the last five days, a total of 1,600 medical staff and frontline workers in nine localities have received the first…

Finland extends entry restriction until 17 April

The Government of Finland has decided to extend the restrictions on entry into the country until 17 April 2021. An announcement read: The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, and there are no adequate measures available yet to replace the restrictions. For this reason, and to curb the spread of COVID-19 variants, both internal border controls…

Denmark criticizes Chinese changes in Hong Kong’s electoral system

A large number of major Western powers are criticizing China’s changes in Hong Kong’s electoral system including Denmark. Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod says, according to Danish daily BT, that China is carrying out “an unacceptable attack on local democracy in Hong Kong”. The National People’s Congress of China adopted the changes this week intending…

Youngship Singapore invites to weekly Monday Run to stay healthy together

On 26 February 2021 the Youngship Singapore announced a networking initiative: weekly get together fun run, started in March 2021, the invitation read: Hope that everyone is doing great and staying healthy during this pandemic. We have not been able to host big parties due to restrictions set aside by the government. The organisation hopes…

The EU Delegation in the Philippines celebrate International Women’s month

The European Union Delegation in the Philippines is launching several activities to celebrate the 2021 International Women’s month, including a cycling tour, a series of film screenings, dialogues, and roundtable discussions that advocate for gender equity and gender equality. The EU Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron said , “It is imperative to ensure the…

Nordic countries tops best place for working women

Despite progress for women in the workplace, it is still a long way to go for many countries according to The Economist’s latest glass-ceiling index, which ranks conditions for working women across 29 countries. As usual, Nordic countries performed best overall in the ranking, and this year Sweden is number 1 in the index. Please…

Thailand granted Smart Visa that allows 4 years stay

Thailand has started implementing a new “Smart Visa” a type of visa specially designed to attract highly skilled manpower, investors, executives and startups entrepreneurs wishing to work or invest in the following targeted industries in the Kingdom of Thailand. Who are eligible for Thailand’s ‘Smart Visa’ Program? Professionals in the following thirteen industries are eligible:…

Asia-Europe Meeting – ASEM holds virtual celebration to 25 years of accomplishments

Who is turning 25? ASEM – the Asia-Europe Meeting! As a political dialogue forum, ASEM has since 1996 acted as an informal and open setting to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. Hosting both high-level and people-to-people engagements, ASEM seeks to addresses political, economic, financial, social, cultural, and educational issues of common interest…