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Watch Nordic films at festival in Myanmar

Films from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland will be shown during the European Film Festival Yangon in Myanmar. 17 European countries contribute to the European Film Festival Yangon 2018, including the Nordics. The annual European Film Festival is the longest-running foreign festival in Myanmar. It aims to promote a cultural exchange between Myanmar and Europe…

Nordic Innovation House for Southeast Asia soft-launched

In connection to Slush Singapore (the Finnish global start-up event organiser) and Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology (SWITCH) the much-anticipated Nordic Innovation House (NIH) was soft-launched in Singapore on 13 September. This took place at one of Singapore’s co-working spaces, WeWork, in the downtown business district in front of a sizeable business and start-up…

Norwegian plans to cut air route to Singapore

Norwegian plans to close their air route from London to Singapore in the beginning of 2019. The aircraft operator Norwegian will call off their air route from London-Gatwick airport to Singapore in January 2019, according to CHECK-IN.DK. The route was launched in 2017. According to Andreas Hjørnholm, communications for Norwegian in Denmark, the demand for…

DTU High Tech Summit Copenhagen 2018

During 10 – 11 October the DTU – Technical University of Denmark High Tech Summit takes place in Copenhagen. Technical University of Denmark is repeating last year’s successful summit stating that it is the “leading research-based high-tech event in the Nordics”. At this summit companies, researchers, students and start-ups meet to find inspiration and create…

New partnership between Vietnamese and Norwegian Universities about digitalization

A new partnership agreement has been signed between Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Oslo Metropolitan University. The new partnership agreement focuses on digitalisation of the construction sector, in which Norway has leading expertise and technology. The Civil Engineering Faculty also entered into a separate agreement with a Norwegian company, Catenda, to cooperate on…

Seamen’s church in Singapore invitation: Service and welcome to new staff

The Norwegian Seamen’s church in Singapore invites Norwegians to join a service on 7 October, where the church will welcome two new families to the staff. Seamen’s church in Singapore will on 7 October welcome the families Colstrup and Mangersnes into the church. This will happen in connection with a service. Alexander Colstrup will be…

ScandAsia September magazine is out

The September issue of the ScandAsia magazine is out and distributed by email to all subscribers and in its paper edition to paper subscribers and selected distribution points. The cover story is an interview with Mr Claus Rasmussen, the Danish diver who to part in Thailand’s cave rescue operation. Other interviews are with CEO Lars Siggaard Andersen,…

Dtac filed lawsuit to protect mobile customers

The disagreement between Telenor’s dtac and Thailand’s telecom regulator NBTC (National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission) escalates as the telecommunications company filed a lawsuit before the Central Administrative Court on 6 September. This follows a dtac statement on 5 September, which expressed disappointment over the NBTC board’s lack of resolution on the joint dtac-CAT customer protection…

New Norwegian Ambassador in Vietnam

  The Norwegian embassy in Hanoi welcomes 62 year old Grethe Løchen as new Ambassador to Vietnam. Grethe Løchen is cand.philol. and has been employed in the Foreign Service since 2002. She served as Minister of the Embassy in Kabul 2010-2012, Ambassador to Sri Lankan 2012-2015 and Senior Adviser in the Foreign Ministry from 2015…