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Norwegian Yara International ASA joins industry-led project in Singapore

Norwegian chemical company Yara International ASA has in cooperation with The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) joined an industry-led project to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions, writes Reuters. The two companies will work on the project called ‘Castor Initiative’ together with existing members including Lloyd’s…

Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

Norway and China to enhance trade and climate cooperation

Norway looks forward to studying China’s new Five-Year Plan which will shape the country’s future social and economic development says Signe Brudeset, Norwegian Ambassador to China in a written interview with China Daily.  As China reaffirms its commitment to further opening-up in the country’s 14th Five-Year plan (2020-2025), Norway sees opportunities in building on already…

Norwegian Mette Visted: My Singaporean adventures

Singapore is a wealthy Island city-state, once a British colonial trading post, today it is a thriving global financial hub, a multi-cultural food paradise, and a diverse society jammed with nature. Singapore is also home to Norwegian Mette Visted and stands as the foundation of some of her life’s most important milestones and revelations.  Besides…

Now Danes and Norwegians can play quarantine golf in Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand, TAT states that Denmark and Norway have just been added to the country list of citizens who can travel into Thailand. They still have to be quarantined for 14 days, but it can now be done at golf resorts, writes the media Standby. TAT’s list is updated twice a month and…

Covid-centre confirms vaccines will be for everyone in Thailand also expats

Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has repeated its commitment to give everyone in the country – including expats and migrant workers – vaccinations against COVID-19. Those that are likely to come in contact with foreign tourists would be vaccinated in phase 2 from May. Expats and foreign workers are likely to be vaccinated…