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15 August 2017

Johor princess weds Dutchman

ST_20170815_SEPRINCESS_3348833JOHOR BARU • The marriage of Johor Princess Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim to Dutch-born Dennis Muhammad Abdullah was solemnised yesterday in a ceremony steeped in traditional Malay customs.

The ceremony was held at Istana Bukit Serene, the official residence of the Johor royal family, and was witnessed by her parents, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar and his consort Raja Zarith Sofiah Idris Shah.

Also present were the groom’s parents Martin and Henriette Verbaas, and his brother and sister who had flown in from the Netherlands.


10 August 2017

Dutch Corporate Law for International Investors


los-angeles-corporate-law-la-habraDutch corporate law has found a good balance between the needs of today’s international investment community, and the current-day needs for corporate and tax governance. In the process, the Netherlands has achieved top scores for company establishment and investor-friendly business law. In the changing political and regulatory landscape in the world, this provides a solid and future-oriented base to companies operating cross-border in Europe.


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11 July 2017

PM Lee and Dutch counterpart reaffirm excellent bilateral ties

lwx_080718g20Hamburg, 8 July 2017. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during the Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders’ Summit yesterday. Both leaders reaffirmed excellent bilateral relations, and exchanged views on regional and international developments, said a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.


PM Lee and Mr Rutte agreed to step up bilateral cooperation, including in cyber security. The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) had inked a memorandum of understanding with the Netherlands’ National Cyber Security Centre to boost cyber security cooperation in July last year. On Thursday, the CSA signed a joint declaration on cyber security cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office.


Mr Lee and Mr Rutte looked forward to the early ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA), which will benefit businesses on both sides, the statement said. The EUSFTA had hit a roadblock in May when the European Court of Justice ruled that it could not be concluded by the EU alone and had to be ratified by its 38 national and regional authorities to go into force.


Both leaders also reiterated their commitment and support for an open international trading system.


Mr Rutte had made an official visit to Singapore last November.



20 June 2017

Water Convention (SIWW2018), deadline extended to August 31st


Please submit all your abstracts for the Water Convention (SIWW2018), deadline August 31st.




4 themes:

1.Delivering Water from Source to Tap
2.Effective and Efficient Wastewater Value Management
3.Water for Liveability and Resilience
4.Water Quality and Health


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9 June 2017

Feyenoord starts Soccer Camp for kids in Singapore

Screen Shot 2017-06-09 at 6.48.04 PMJoin us at FeyenoordCamp for a unique experience and first of its kind in Singapore! Our elite Academy coaches will teach your kids the strategies and techniques of the Dutch Champions while creating memories of a lifetime. We have limited slots, so hurry up and Register now!

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