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Pandora inaugurated yet another Thai production facility: Triple A

On 15 June 2018 the Danish global company Pandora celebrated the grand opening of its new innovative crafting facility ‘Triple A’ in Gemopolis, Bangkok, Thailand as part of its long-term growth strategy to become ‘the branded manufacturer that delivers the most personal jewellery experience’ in 2022. Pandora is one of the world’s largest fine jewellery…

Taste of Finland: Nordic summer and food celebrated in Hong Kong

‘Taste of Finland – A Nordic Culinary Success!’ gathered 90 guests at the Gold Coast Prime Rib, the first Nordic culinary event at the Hong Kong Gold Coast Hotel. Taste of Finland was organised to bring together Finnish companies, friends of Finland and epicureans to celebrate the Finnish and Nordic seasonal produce, lifestyle as well…

Sweden’s National Day and Midsummer celebrated jointly in HK

The Swedes in Hong Kong this year decided to combine the celebration of two of the most important public holidays. On Friday 8 June a combined Swedish Midsummer and National Day Celebration took place at PMQ in Hong Kong. It delivered a “real Swedish midsummer experience with unpredictable weather!” according to the organiser. Midsummer is…

Swedish duo joined Rainbow Warrior’s meat free event

On the World Meat Free Day 2018 Greenpeace offices around the world were calling on cities to reduce global meat and dairy consumption by introducing two plant-based meals a week in public institutions by 2020. Greenpeace’s flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, happened to be on a Phuket stopover on this day, where Swedish-Thai Miss Universe Thailand…

Telenor’s dtac gives Thailand’s spectrum auction thumbs down

The writing was already on the wall for Thailand’s regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC). In addition to another operator having already opted out Total Access Communication PCL, (Dtac), Norwegian Telenor’s Thailand-base operator, had repeatedly flagged its objections concerning the upcoming 1800 MHz spectrum auction. On 9 April dtac urged (handing and official letter…

Denmark’s Constitutional Day celebrated in Manila

On 5 June 2018 Denmark’s celebration of its Constitutional Day in Manila began with the hanging of an enormous flag outside the atrium building of Enderun colleges. Guests were welcomed with generous servings of cheese canapes from Arla and Dansk hotdogs from Leo Sorensen. “It was truly a festive evening celebrated with friends, dignataries and…

Midsummer: Swedish guest chef night at Café Del Mar Phuket

Fans of Swedish midsummer, visiting or residing on Phuket better pay attention! The legendary fabulous smorgasbord menu of summer dishes and delicacies from the Northern cuisine that comes as cornerstones in this Nordic summer solstice celebration can look forward to a really special highlight. And it is a combination really; a legendary Swedish celebration paired…

Nordic health companies to attend Teachsauce Bangkok summit

Five Nordic companies within the health sector (two from Denmark, two from Finland and one from Sweden) will be represented at the 2018 edition of Thailand’s tech start-up event Techsauce Global Summit as part of its Health Tech stage. Susie A. Ruff, CEO and Executive Adviser of RUFF & Co. Business Innovation from Denmark co-curates…

dtac accelerate ‘batch 5’ start-up raises funding

Cookly, the leading platform for cooking classes and culinary experiences around the world has announced a Pre-Series A funding round led by Zcoin founder Poramin Insom. Zcoin ranks among the top 100 most valuable cryptocurrencies worldwide. Venture Capital 500 TukTuks, who also invested in the previous seed funding, followed on in this round. “We strongly…

Sweden’s National Day China celebrations

On Wednesday 6 June the Consulate General of Sweden in Shanghai invited diplomatic colleagues, Swedish organizations & companies, friends and families to attend the annual National Day celebration. SwedCham’s Shanghai office was present to explain their work in Shanghai and to play ‘put the tail on the Dala Horse’ with the children. The Consul General,…