Norwegian artist showcases sculpture in Myanmar

Norwegian artist Merete Sejersted Bødtker and Myanmar sculptor Sonny Nyein showcase their sculptures and works on paper in Yangon from 4-7 October 2018. Merete Sejersted Bødtker will showcase her Daw Aung San Suu Kyi portrait sculpture, six mixed-media works on paper and 12 prints of her sculpture works from Norway in the “DUO Art Exhibition”.…

Lundbeck supports first Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates

The event “Global Summit for Mental Health Advocates” takes place for the first time and is supported by Danish pharmaceutical company Lundbeck. The event takes place in Singapore on 4-5 October 2018 and will commemorate World Mental Health Day 2018 and launch The Global Alliance for Mental Health Advocates. The Global Alliance for Mental Health…

Norwegian King Harald and Queen Sonja will visit China

King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway have accepted an invitation from the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, to visit China from 11-19 October 2018. The royal couple will launche the state visit to Dunhuang in Gansu Province, West China. Here the program will include China’s commitment to renewable energy, visits to kindergartens and the opening…

Danish H.C. Andersen and Philippine José Rizal combined in new book

In a new book titled “Hans Christian Andersen and Jose Rizal: From Denmark to the Philippines”, readers can enjoy classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen translated into Filipino by national hero Jose Rizal. The classic fairytales are not only translated into Filipino, but English too. The new book also features essays from historians and…

Telenor hoping to enter Philippine market

Norwegian Telenor Group is in talks with potential partners in the Philippines. Telenor Group hopes that the Philippine government will choose them in their search for the third player in the Philippine telco industry, according to Business World. Deputy director for regional operations of Telenor, Shanshil Ahmed Shibly, says the Philippines is an interesting market…

Thailand cave rescue: Danish diver invited to the Danish Embassy

The Danish diver Claus Rasmussen has visited the Danish Embassy in Bangkok to tell about his experiences from the famous rescue of a football team in North Thailand. Chargé d’Affaires at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok, Anders L. Graugaard, welcomed Claus Rasmussen and his family at the Embassy on 3 October 2018. Claus Rasmussen is…

Study: Burmese find state-owned medias trustworthy

A study carried out by Danish, Swedish and Burmese organizations find that Burmese find state-owned medias to be one of the most reliable news sources. The study “Myanmar’s media from an audience perspective” was published in September 2018 and looks at the media habits of the population of Myanmar. The study found that Burmese struggle…

Norwegian vessel arrived at final stop in Thailand

The Norwegian research vessel Dr. Fridtjof Nansen arrived at its final destination in Phuket, Thailand on 29 September. Phuket is the final stop on the vessel’s 2018 Africa-Asia tour, and its arrival was marked by a port call event. Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug was present at the event together with representatives from the Thai…