Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…

Student wants ladybirds to turn China organic

ladybirds organic farming

While Danish people send ladybirds to heaven so they can ask God for good weather, a Chinese PhD student at University of Copenhagen is now asking them to eat all the greenflies. It is supposed to advance organic production in China, Globalnyt writes. “I specialise in biological control. Simply put, it is the act of…

Singaporeans and Malaysians chug more Danish beer

carlsberg beer malaysia

Danish beer is a popular drink in Malaysian and Singaporean bars and households by the looks of it. By the end of June 2019 the Danish beer company Carlsberg Malaysia Group’s second quarterly net profit was 2.1 percent higher than at the same time last year. Translated to Euros it means a rise from approximately…

Chinese-born girl allegedly killed by Norwegian stepbrother

A 17-year-old Chinese-born woman was killed on Saturday 10 August 2019 by her 21-year-old stepbrother, Norwegian police believes. The police found the lifeless body of Johanne Zhangjia Ihle-Hansen in the family’s home in Bærum after arresting the young woman’s stepbrother, Philip Manshaus in a mosque. The arrest was made after the suspect launched an attack…

Danish union blames Amazon for abuse of Chinese students

The Danish labour union 3F blames Amazon for the abuse of Chinese school kids who intern at Hengyang Foxconn manufacturing goods to be sold on Amazon. Hengyang Foxconn recruited 1581 Chinese students aged 16-17 in July 2019 and currently more students are hired. Foxconn is the world’s largest manufacturer of electronics and produces products for…

Singapore Climate Rally inspired by Swedish activist

singapore climate rally

Since Swedish Greta Thunberg called for more ambitious climate action in Sweden by skipping school last year, many have felt inspired by the teen. Among them, a group of about 15 Singaporean activists who are now organising a climate rally on 21 September 2019 in Hong Lim Park in Singapore according to the Singaporean news…

Concern about China’s presence in the Arctic

A melting glacier in the Arctic.

As global warming is upon us and the ice is melting in both the north and south, water areas in the Arctic which were previously inaccessible are now free to explore. An opportunity China is utilising according to the American news media CNBC. Meanwhile, the Northatlantic defence alliance, NATO, isn’t too keen on the recent…

Swedish investors to support island in sustainability project

waste management in indonesia

93 million. That’s how many straws Indonesians sucks their way through each day. And of the 9,8 billion plastic bags they use every year, almost 95 percent end up as waste. In Western Indonesia the North Sumatra Provincial Government has therefore decided that it’s time to cope with large amounts of plastic waste, and one…