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Denmark, Finland and Norway praised for having robust economic safety nets during the pandemic

Three Nordic nations, Denmark, Finland and Norway, are placed well as countries with a robust economic safety in new report ‘The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020’. The World Economic Forum talks in general terms about the nations it believes have best coped in economic terms with the pandemic. The newly released…

New focus on Danish charity ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Singapore

Causes Week 2020 runs this year from Dec 20 to 25. It shines a light on various individuals and groups in Singapore, and shows how they are making a difference through their chosen causes within the community. Since August, Cycling Without Age Singapore, a charity which takes seniors from nursing homes and senior activity centers…

The Norwegian School in Singapore now offers learning to children from the age of 3 years old

As a new initiative, The Norwegian School in Singapore (Norskeskolen i Singapore) now offers classes in Norwegian to young children from the age of 3 years old.  Their target group is Norwegian children between 3-15 years old living in Singapore who want to maintain and develop their Norwegian language skills alongside their international schooling.  According…

Join Youngship Singapore’s mini golf networking event

The Norwegian funded Youngship Singapore invites shipping professionals to their networking event on 20 December 2020. YoungShip Singapore is glad to start a new initiative, in collaboration with Clubhouse, the only golf bar in Singapore CBD. The invitation states: Under the new “Norm”, we are happy to transform our bigger networking events into smaller sport…

Nordic Film Fest 2020 in Singapore great Christmas activity

Singapore’s Nordic Film Festival 2020 is a 3 day festival from 25 December until 27 December 2020. The Nordic Film Festival 2020 presents 5 films in cinema during the Christmas weekend, stories of modern families finding modern solutions, vengeance that would make John Wick proud, and even unearthing the truth of horror Santa. There will…

NBAS welcomes new member EedenBull

On 9 December 2020 the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore announced a welcome note to Edeenbull Asia Pacific, latest new member in NBAS. CXO Erik Ingvoldstad says that, “As a Norwegian company within Fintech, with ambitions to be a steady regional player, it is useful to join the NBAS-community and network. NBAS has impressed me…

Norway update travel restrictions effective from 13 Dec

From 13 December 2020, the rules for quarantine hotels upon entry into Norway have been changed, according to Norwegian Government’s announcement on the same day. The most important changes are as follows: • Those who can document permanent housing in Norway can stay there during the time of quarantine, regardless of whether the residence is…

World Food Programme received the Noble Peace Prize: “Food is the pathway to peace”

On 10 December 2020, Executive Director David Beasley accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 on behalf of the World Food Programme. In the closing statement of his Acceptance Speech, Beasley highlighted the simple connection between feeding people and creating peace. He brought attention to the millions of people on the brink of starvation and…

Nordic Embassies in Singapore are bringing Nordic Christmas to you

From 12 to 25 December 2020, the Nordic Embassies are bringing Nordic Christmas to you. While traveling is on hold this festive season, you will still be able to experience the festivities through the cuisine, beverages & culture of our participating restaurants. Learn about the simplicity of Nordic cuisine, our traditions and focus on sustainable…