Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

Discover French Indochina – Saigon lifestyle update

Where better to relive the French Indochina era than with some nostalgia at a few of Saigon’s (Ho Chi Minh City) most prominent hotels – one of them being a living legend now celebrating 60! The most striking first impressions for newcomers to Saigon are probably the somewhat frightening hundreds of thousands of motorbikes crowding…

Finland’s circular economy initiative presented to ASEAN

While the World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) was taking place in Helsinki the Embassy of Finland Bangkok co-organised ‘Finland towards the circular economy’ seminar, held at the Asean Sustainable Energy Week 2019 in Bangkok. This gave Finland a perfect opportunity to showcase Finnish solutions and present the country’s ambition and roadmap towards being a global…

Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr: Iceland’s new ambassador to Singapore

In May Iceland’s fourth ambassador to Singapore, H.E. Sigríður Ásdís Snævarr, handed over her credentials. This was also the fourth trip ever to the Southeast Asian hub by this very experienced diplomat. “We are now celebrating our twentieth anniversary of diplomatic relations,” the ambassador tells Dmelettronica, while in Singapore. Her return, versus the first visit…

Cool Kuala Lumpur’s new lifestyle attractions

The Kuala Lumpur hotel and bar scene has turned really hot recently. Any doubts you may have about that will be gone after reading this! Many of the global five-star brands have arrived to significantly shake things up and, in the process, step up the sophistication and increase the luxury selection. The impressive line-up includes…

Monitor ERP System Malaysia levels up to conquer Southeast Asia

10 April was an auspicious Swedish day in Penang, Malaysia as Monitor ERP System both inaugurated their new, expanded Asean headquarters and launched their enterprise resource planning (EPR) system’s fifth generation (G5). With owner Jörgen Persson and Group CEO Morgan Persson flown in for the occasion Monitor impressed Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt,…

High grade of activity,‘ Business Blueprint’ concept: SwedCham Singapore

Since the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) was formed in Singapore its professional business activities have exceeded anything seen under the previous organisational format, known as SBAS. “We have increased the volume of activities by 500 per cent and in 2018 we had on average one event per week! During the one and a half…

Lifestyle galore! Singapore!

Where to start? Lifestyle in Singapore these days is exciting, vibrant, history-rich, multi-facetted, impressive, opulent – and transformed! The city state has been undergoing a sea change in its upgrade and diverse selection, reaching standards up there among the very top cities/countries internationally, also still with nature as an important component; in particular the green…

Lars Wittig, IWG lead the workspace revolution

 Everyone has heard about co-working places by now. But what is it really about? A ‘workplace revolution’ is under way where IWG (International Workplace Group) is leading the way in adapting to this new reality where companies’ team members get to work where, when and how they choose! IWG’s brand portfolio includes the serviced office…

Finnish Business Council Singapore is seeing stronger influx

Finnish Business Council in Singapore bears witness to that the city state is very much a hub for Southeast Asia, with a strong influx from Finland in recent years, including more start-ups and individuals than previously. FBC’s Mr Janne Lautanala talks to Dmelettronica about the development. Finnish Executive Janne Lautanala, who arrived to Singapore four…

Singaporean representing Danish business culture in SEA: Shermine Gotfredsen

Shermine Gotfredsen is a Singaporean who moved to Denmark after getting married to a Dane, learned the language and its business culture – and was then tasked to represent that back in Singapore! “You marry a Dane, and you move there and you start all your life from the beginning again, because you have to…