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LEGO and Universal Music Group introduce new LEGO VIDIYO

LEGO Group and Universal Music Group (UMG) introduced last week the new LEGO VIDIYO. LEGO® VIDIYO™ is a playful and innovative music video maker experience designed to celebrate and expand children’s creativity and passion for music. LEGO VIDIYO is a brand-new way to play that helps children dream big by directing, producing, starring in, and…

Water-Waste-Food Virtual Market Entry Programme 2021 calls for applications

On 25 January 2021 the Nordic Innovation House Singapore announced a call for applications for ‘Water-Waste-Food Virtual Market Entry Programme – Singapore 2021’ as follow: Are you a Nordic tech startup, scale up or growth company looking for new market opportunities in Singapore and South east Asia? WE WANT YOU! This April, Nordic Innovation House…

Vote by Mail material for Finland’s municipal election available for Finns abroad

On 28 January 2021 The Finnish embassy in Hanoi announced: The municipal elections are approaching! Do you have a home county in Finland, but are you temporarily staying abroad during the municipal elections? Order letter voting material from the Ministry of Justice’s order service starting on 18.1.2021:You should order the materials without delay, because the…

2020 ASEAN-wide Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge winners announced

26 January, the four winning teams of the 2020 ASEAN-wide Ending Plastic Pollution Innovation Challenge (EPPIC) were announced at a ceremony in Hanoi. The competition aimed at finding solutions to handle the plastic waste in the coastal cities of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, and on the island of Koh Samui, Thailand. The EPPIC 2020 competition…

Singapore named the most livable location in the world for 15th year in a row

27 January 2021 – Singapore has once again retained its place as the most livable location for East Asian expatriates, continuing a trend which stretches back to 2005. This was one of the conclusions of the latest Location Ratings research published by global mobility expert, ECA International. “Singapore is top of the livability rankings for…

Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

Norskskolen i Singapore is looking for native speaking teachers

On 25 January 2021, the Norwegian school in Singapore announced that they are looking for teachers. The statement reads: Are you a gentle, playful and caring person with a heart for children. We are looking for someone who can teach Norwegian two hours a week. There is no requirement for formal educational competence and it…

The expensive and long process of settling down in Denmark with a non-EU national spouse

Falling in love with a non-EU citizen comes with a very high price tag for Danes wanting to settle down with their spouses or partners in Denmark. Family reunification in Denmark cost well over DKK 100.000 and critics say that it can put the relationship under strain and be a very long and unsmooth affair.…