Norwegian commences winter flights Stockholm to Krabi

A new direct flight route to Krabi from Stockholm Arlanda with Norwegian is being launched on 31 October 2018. This enables Swedes to fly non-stop to another long-haul destination in Thailand. The airline Norwegian will fly on the direct service to the popular holiday destination of Krabi with two weekly departures from Stockholm Arlanda Airport…

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…

Vietnamese Prime Minister visits Denmark, Royal Banquet

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Spouse has been to Denmark on an official visit during 19 – 20 October. The Vietnamese Government chief was accompanied by Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien, Deputy Foreign…

Finland’s super-week in Singapore

In a post-event press release Finland and Helsinki sums up their ‘Meet Finland in Singapore’ week, which took place during 12 – 19 September, ending on a positive, upbeat note. “It has drummed up significant interest among the business and investing community,” states the organisers. It has opened up new Singapore-Finland collaboration opportunities in healthtech,…

China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee event

China and Finland launched a Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation in June 2017. The members of this Committee from Finland are the top leaders of Finnish corporations and the Nokia Chairman Risto Siilasmaa leads the Committee on behalf of Finland. The goal for the China-Finland Innovative Business Cooperation Committee is to guide and promote innovative…

The arrival of Denmark’s new ambassador to Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark has welcomed the new Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, His Excellency Mr. Kim Højlund Christensen. The Ambassador presented his credentials to the Acting President of Vietnam Mdm Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on 16 October and has officially taken up his position as Danish Ambassador to Vietnam, to further strengthen the important bilateral…

Over 50,000 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates

In 2017, 52,595 Thais applied for a Schengen visa in Nordic consulates. Swedish embassy received the most applications (16,396). Finland was the only to feel a decline in applications between 2016 and 2017. Information provided to ScandAsia from SchengenVisaInfo.com shows that Nordic embassies in Thailand received 4% more Schengen visa applications in 2017 than the…

Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon Philippines 2018

NordCham Philippiness held the the Nordic Ambassadors’ Luncheon ‘Sustainability through World-leading Cleantech Innovation’ at Fairmont Makati on 3 October. The event brought together the four Nordic Ambassadors and industry leading companies to discuss cleantech innovation with a particular focus on goal 7 and 13 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affordable and clean…

Good health starts from the gut

Professor Gwee Kok Ann shares some useful insights on caring for the gut and tips on choosing the right probiotics supplement. Q1. What are the symptoms of poor gut health? How does one maintain a healthy gut? Symptoms of poor gut health typically include crampy abdominal pain or varying intensities, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, belching and…