Scandic to Bangkok

The Scandinavian hotel chain Scandic is putting up a hotel in the Pratunam area of Bangkok, due to be ready by first quarter 2006.      It will be a four star property over 34 floors and operated by Hilton International, which currently runs Scandic hotels.      This is however not the first ever Scandic hotel in Asia.…

Aker Kvaerner helps BP project in Vietnam achieve gas sales milestone

After 19 months of successful operation, the US$1.3 billion Nam Con Son project – the largest foreign oil and gas project in Vietnam – has achieved the milestone of two billion cubic metres of gas sales through full operations and maintenance support services provided by Aker Kvaerner.      Since November 2002, Aker Kvaerner, in an alliance…

Norwegian and Swedish jazz bands on Bangkok stage

The Urban Connection from Norway and the Swedish Jazz Kings have performed at the Bangkok’s sixth annual International Music and Dance Festival on October 6 at Thailand Cultural Center.       Upon such festival, ScandAsia has an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians from the two bands.       Urban Connection is the first to…

SWEA KL officially opened

The official inauguration of SWEA Kuala Lumpur followed immediately after the Regional SWEA meeting in Singapore 6-9 October. The opening took place at a function at the residence of the Swedish Ambassador H.E. Bruno Beijer with his wife Mrs. Lena Beijer as the perfect hostess.      SWEA Kuala Lumpur was officially declared open by a ribbon…

Finland provides solar energy to Malaysia

The Finnish Embassy provided the solar energy systems to the settlement of 18 families in orang asli settlement in Tapah.       Prior to the availability of solar electricity, the village used kerosene lamps to light up their home at night, where the fuel is very expensive.       Finland’s ambassador to Malaysia Lauri Korpinen launched the…

Danish Bluetooth to hit Thai market

Jabra, the Danish manufacturers of hand-free communication devices launches its latest Bluetooth headset FS258 to penetrate Thai market.       William Skelton, Jabra’s vice president for Asia-Pacific sales and marketing expects the FS258 to earn the company visibility in the market. Although Jabra is an unfamiliar brand in Southeast Asia, Skelton is confident that once users…

Can Tho 24th member of Green City Denmark

Can Tho Province was admitted as the 24th member of the Green City Denmark after two years of effectively implementing the project of city environment protection, namely Green Can Tho Project on October 12.      The Green Can Tho Project, the typical model of orientation for building sustainable developing city in Vietnam, is given an aid…