Air Cargo opens its seafood direct route between Oslo and Tianjin

Air Cargo Global opened its new direct route between Avinor Oslo Airport and Tianjin Binhai International Airport in China on Thursday, 17 January 2019. The new route will initially operate twice a week on Thursday and Saturday. “We aim to step up to three weekly departures from March if the market responds well to the increased…

Scandinavian and Singapore at the top of least corrupt countries rank

Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Singapore are at top 10 of least corrupt countries rank called the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), organized by the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International. The 2018 CPI ranks the score by measure level of public sector corruption in 180 countries and territories, using a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to 100…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…

Tuesday cafe for young Scandinavian in Bangkok

Living far away from home can be tough for young people, so it would be nice if Swedish and Danish young people can find the place where they can talk about life, exchanging experiences and find their spiritual anchor here in Thailand. That’s why Swedish Church Bangkok cooperating with Danish Church Thailand organized the Tuesday Cafe…

Swedes launch lending platform in Singapore, target Southeast Asia

Lendela, set up in 2018 in Singapore by founders from Sweden and global fintech group Zentro, forms proof of how Singapore is a preferred hub also for start-ups when it comes to entering the Southeast Asian market. And with the right business model local financing can, it appears, easily be obtained. Lendela is in the…

Nordic Innovation House chose Singapore as Southeast Asian hub

The much anticipated joint initiative Nordic Innovation House – Singapore (NIH-SG), which opened in October 2018, is a new milestone of sorts in terms of business connections between the Nordics and Southeast Asia – via Singapore as a hub. It will function as a soft-landing, community and resource centre, as well as networking hub for…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

Swedish Ambassador visits Vice president of Philippines

Harald Fries, Sweden’s Ambassador to Philippines, paid a courtesy visit to Leni Robredo, Vice president on Thursday, 24 January 2019. To strengthen the cooperation between Sweden and Philippines, the Ambassador and Vice president discussed concerning topics especially in the field of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Philippines. According to Embassy of Sweden in Manila, “the…