Category: Community news

Norway’s official State Visit to Beijing and Shanghai

HM King Harald and HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s State Visit to China has come to an end after the official part of the week-long programme took them to both Beijing and Shanghai. Norway-China Business Summit 2018 was held in Beijing on 16 October themed ‘Pioneering sustainable solutions. The visiting King of Norway Harald V…

NordCham Philippiness Crayfish Party 2018

The 2018 edition of the NordCham Philippines Crayfish Party was held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila on 8 September. The party extravaganza was filled with amazing food, drinks and entertainment, with about 1000 guests dancing the night away. “Thank you to everyone who participated and purchased raffle tickets and items at the Auction of this…

Annual Norwegian Seafood Gala held in Kuala Lumpur

On Friday 12 October the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted its annual Norwegian Seafood Gala Dinner 2018. This year was a special dinner since they also celebrated 50 years of Norwegian-Malaysian diplomatic relations. The Embassy was honoured to welcome Minister of Foreign Affairs YB Dato Saifuddin Abdullah as the guest of honour. The…

Ambassador Kim Højlund Christensen welcomed to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam hosted a ‘Meet and Greet’ event on Friday 4 October. This was opportunity for the Danish business community in HCM City to welcome the new Ambassador to Vietnam H.E Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. At the event the participants also enjoyed a discussion with an economic expert from Fulbright University…

Swedish Professor speaker at Vietnam conferences

In connection to the release IPCC special report of Global Warming of 1.5 °C the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi has had the pleasure to have Professor Gustav Martinsson from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) visiting Vietnam. Martinsson was a keynote speaker at both the UNDP’s workshop on Climate resilience and Low carbon development at Melia…

SwedCham Hong Kong held Crayfish Party 2018

On Friday 14 September the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong held its Annual Crayfish Party. The mandatory delicious crayfish were served, this year generously sponsored by IKEA, along with a range of different traditional Swedish pies and salads, and of course an open bar. Swedish snaps also came along with the crayfish consumed,…

Raising kids abroad requires a plan

Moving abroad with young children forces parents to take deliberate choices about their child’s upbringing that parents not living abroad do not have to think about. Two parents being aware of this are Hanna Tjernberg and Emma Campbell from Sweden, who raise their preschool kids in Thailand. Moving with kids to a new country can…

Norwegian Ambassador designate made first visit to Ho Chi Minh City

Norwegian Ambassador designate to Vietnam Grete Løchen and Deputy Head of Mission Jan Wilhelm Grythe have made their first visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During the vist, the Ambassador designate and Deputy Head of Mission had a successful meeting with the Norwegian Honorary Consulate, Arild Haugan. They also met with the Norwegian Mission…

Opening of Nordic Film Festival in Bangkok

The Nordic Film Festival 2018 in Bangkok started on 27 September 2018. On the evening of 27 September, this year’s Nordic Film Festival was opened with a blast. The four Nordic Embassies, sponsor partners, media and friends gathered at the Quartier CineArt to celebrate the screenings of eight Nordic films. The film screenings take place…