Sara Brun Nielsen

New route between Copenhagen and Beijing to attract Chinese tourists to Denmark

Recently the airline Cathay Pacific opened a new route between Copenhagen and Hong Kong. Scandinavian Airlines has weekly departures to both Shanghai and Beijing. Just a week ago the launch of Air China’s new route with four weekly departures to the Chinese capital took place. The opening of the new route was celebrated with a…

Launch of the first ever Swedish Business Climate Survey Singapore

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore released the first ever survey on Swedish business climate in Singapore. The survey has been produced by Swedish Chamber of Commerce Singapore, Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden. Jan Stjernström, the President of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore presented the findings of the survey and the…

One Night in Paris – an overall success

One Night in Paris was the theme of this year’s DABS Annual Gala Dinner. As always, the event included phenomenal dresses, great dinner, champagne en masse and the distribution of the DABS Business Award. This year’s Danish performers Big Fat Snake perfectly matched the French premise with their theme song Bonsior Madame which surely is…

OW Bunker’s top management was misled by the Singapore boss

The head of the subsidiary Dynamic Oil Trading is sentenced to prison for losses of 90 million dollars. The top of the OW Bunker Group was not aware of the huge risks, which were hidden in the bookkeeping, the court in Denmark states. The bankrupt of the OW Bunker Group in 2014 has led to…

Danish PM warns Greenland not allow Chinese entrepreneurs build airports

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen warns Greenland’s Home Rule Government not to allow a Chinese contractor to build airports in Greenland. The message is that the Danish government will not accept that the Prime Minister of Greenland Kim Kielsen and his government can decide on their own whether Danish, Western or Chinese contractors will…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Danish Design Fair in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Half a thousand people showed up for the Danish Design Fair at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The event included delicate Danish Design at advantageous prices, smørrebrød and special brewed Danish beer. The well-known tones of Malaga by Danish artist Thomas Helmig fills the room with a Danish summer nostalgic feel. The long and bright summer…

Norway-Asia Business Summit – Digitalisation, world changing businesses

The seventh edition of the Norway-Asia Business Summit took place in Singapore this year. ScandAsia met Mr. Magnus Grimeland, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Antler Innovation and one of this year’s keynote speakers to talk about digitalisation and world changing businesses. If you have one egg and I have one egg and we swap…

The Queen’s birthday was celebrated in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was celebrated on her 78th birthday in the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore. Although Her Majesty herself spent the day in Denmark, the celebration was no less enjoyable. Port Chaplain Kirsten Eistrup welcomed the almost one hundred guests who showed up at the arrangement. The celebration of the…

What will happen to the next generation of Cambodian farmers?

The future of Cambodian farmers is unknown. The country’s political situation is extremely unpredictable and so is the weather. Illegal logging of the forests contributes to climate changes and the farmers’ crops are lost. A small network of forest activists fight to protect the forest against the loggers, but it is not an easy job…