Volvo sponsors Crayfish Party in Philippines

Volvo Philippines, the official distributor and dealer of Volvo cars in the Philippines, will sponsor the annual Crayfish Party, organised by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The party will take place on 14 September 2019. (https://scandasia.com/philippines-calendar/) Apart from being a fun party based on…

First Finnish pre-school franchise in Vietnam

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than…

Grundfos at first pump-tech exhibition in Hanoi

An exhibition of pumps and pumping solutions of Danish manufacturer Grundfos was opened in Hanoi on August 2. The event, first of its kind in Hanoi according to VNA, is designed to introduce durable, energy saving products for high-rise trade buildings and water plants, as well as industrial and civil pump products. Speaking at the…

Vietnam calls for even more business with Sweden

At a reception for Swedish outgoing ambassador Pereric Hogberg in Hanoi on July 31, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that the cooperation would increase even furtrher, especially trade and investment. Sweden’s investment in Vietnam tripled in 2018 from nearly 370 million USD in 2017, and two-way trade reached about 1.5 billion USD…

Norwegian DJ Ørjan Nilsen plays in Singapore

Trance and house mainstay Ørjan Nilsen returns to Singapore this August, this time taking over Marquee Singapore for his debut performance at the club on 10 August 2019. “Double up your fun this long weekend,” writes the Marquee Singapore on its Facebook page.. Here is an introduction to the artist (https://app.discotech.me/artists/orjan-nilsen/): “As a DJ, Ørjan…

Small batch of Norwegian salmon recalled in Singapore

A shipment of Norwegian salmon was early Wednesday recalled by the Singaporean importer, Yu Fish, after Singapore Food Agency (SFA) confirmed the presence of listeria bacteria in a sample. SFA had been informed of the contamination by the supplier in Norway, SFA said in a media release. Supermarket chain NTUC FairPrice said on Thursday it…

Creative education from Finland in Bangkok

Finnish Arkki School of Architecture for Children and Youth has expanded to Thailand, where it on 27 July 2019 celebrated the grand opening of Arkki Thailand in the centre of Bangkok. The ceremony was opened by Finnish ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and followed by panel discussions on Finnish education and the importance of creative education. Arkki…