“Swedish Flag Day” in Singapore

Swedes in Singapore will this year celebrate their national day, “Swedish Flag Day”, on Sunday, June 6 at the Swiss Club. Like every year, the celebration includes food, drinks, entertainment and activities for adults and kids alike.      The joyous celebration will start at 5:00 pm with an introductory remark and welcome speech by the Swedish…

Mysterious Thai employment statistics puzzle Scandinavians

How many Thais travel to Scandinavia for work and where? It depends on who you ask. There are big differencies between numbers given by Thai authorities and those from the Scandinavian embassies in Thailand.      When Thai workers turn to Scandinavia for jobs, most opt for Denmark, according to official statistics from the Thailand Overseas Employment…

Danish Business Delegation to South East Asia

A Danish business delegation will visit Kuala Lumpur and Singapore from 26 September to 1 October this year for Danish companies interested in sourcing or developing and strategic partnerships in Southeast Asia.       The delegation is organized by Danish Chamber of Commerce and the Danish Embassies in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and will be led…

Two new trainees soon at chambers’ shared office

Esben Gravlev Rasmussen from Frederiksberg in Denmark and Kristian Svensson from Halmstad in Sweden will be the next two trainees at the combined secretariat of the three Scandinavian chambers of commerce in Thailand.      While Esben will be arriving the end of July to mainly coordinate projects and take care of the interests of the Danish-Thai…

SAS executive vice president’s speech in Singapore

SAS Executive Vice President of Airline Strategy and Co-ordination, Mr. Sören Belin, will be in Singapore on June 4 to give a breakfast speech to members and guests of the Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Norwegian Business Associations in Singapore (SBAS, NBAS and DABS) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore.      Mr. Belin joined SAS in…

Berry picking all time high this summer

Expect a record number of around 1300 Thais traveling to Sweden this summer to earn money as wild berry pickers.      That is well over last year’s around 500 seasonal workers from Thailand, according to Sweden’s embassy in Bangkok who handles the berry pickers’ visa applications.      The 1300 do not need a work permit as they…

New regulations pave the way for second Ikea store

Swedish retailer Ikea can open its second Singapore store by 2007 thanks to a move by Singapore’s Economic Development Board, EDB.      Ikea’s plans were revealed after a pilot program called the Warehouse Retail Scheme (WRS) was launched by the EDB late April.      WRS allows businesses operating on a regional scale to reap significant savings and…