Ambassador Nergaard - Photo:Norwegian Embassy
Norwegian Embassy

Gradual reopening around the corner

The pandemic is continuing to disrupt lives and livelihoods. With vaccination rates climbing in many countries, including in Singapore and Norway, governments are nonetheless focusing on gradual reopening. At least in parts of the world, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

| Message from the Ambassador

As the first half of the year behind us, I have together with colleagues been heavily engaged in planning for the second half. Preparations for SNIC2021, Nordic Green and the Norway - Singapore Science Week are already well underway, along with many other events.  

But before all of that, I had the pleasure of speaking to a young Norwegian dancer in the Singapore Dance Theatre – I hope you will get a chance to see them perform soon! I also look forward to tuning in to the “Virtual Weekend” of the Norwegian Cultural Centre in July.  

We have also been kept busy by business market entry programmes, virtual business network meetings, news of academic collaboration between institutions in Norway and Singapore, ASEAN project with Norwegian support, meetings of the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), and assisting Norwegian companies vis-à-vis Singaporean authorities. We are daily reminded of the growing interest in Singapore and Southeast-Asia – there has never been a better time for our companies to focus on the vast opportunities in this dynamic region!