Banyan Tree arrives with Swedish GM to Kuala Lumpur: Anders Dimblad

Even seasoned business travellers and other visitors to Kuala Lumpur who have not visited in the past few years are in for a surprise, not least when it comes to the abundance of new top-notch accommodation choices. With only 55 rooms and a minimum size of 51 Sq m Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur stands out…

Crayfish, snaps at Bangkok Scandinavian Crayfish party

“Let there be crayfish!” With those word, lots of crayfish arrived at the annual Scandinavian Society Siam’s Crayfish party in Bangkok. 120 Danes, Swedes, Norwegians, Finns and Icelanders had gathered together to spend their Saturday evening with friends, crayfish and snaps at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Riverside Ballroom on 22 September 2018. Before the delicious…

Chinese Embassy demands apology: Swedish satire show makes fun of tourist incident

The Chinese Embassy in Sweden demands an apology from Swedish television after a satire shown featured an incident with Chinese tourists being denied staying in the lobby of a Swedish hostel. On 21 September the satire show ‘Swedish News’ on the Swedish television channel SVT featured an incident with Chinese tourists earlier this September. The Chinese…

How balance leads to top results

ISB

Two students from the Class of 2018, Jisoo Yoon (Sue) and Seung Won Paek, from International School Bangkok (ISB), scored a full score of 45 points on their International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma (DP). This exceptional achievement places them within a small percentage of students globally to manage this challenging feat. Accomplishments such as these require…

Danish Minister: China’s development is remarkable

The Danish Minister for Environment and Food praises China in an interview with a Chinese news media. The Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jacob Elleman-Jensen, has given an interview to the state-owned news media Xinhuanet. According to Xinhuanet, the Minister praised China for lifting people out of poverty: “Lifting millions of people out of…

Norwegian salmon restaurant will open in Singapore

The Norwegian chain restaurant Pink Fish will open in Singapore in January 2019. Pink Fish’s first restaurant outside Norway will open inside Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. Jewel Changi Airport is still under construction and will open in January 2019. The place will be more than just an airport. I will also include a five…

EU-funded support programme for SMEs: EU Business Avenues Southeast Asia

The EU-funded EU Business Avenues in South East Asia is tasked to help SMEs from EU countries with business internationalisation. ScandAsia takes an in-depth look and talks to some Nordic companies who participated in one of their missions to Southeast Asia within Information & Communication Technologies. How does it work? Who is it for? And…

Marina Berg: Sweden’s new ambassador to Indonesia

Marina Berg, the former Director, Deputy Head of Department for Development Cooperation is Sweden’s new Ambassador to Jakarta. Previously she has served among others at the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s department for the European Union as well as the department for African affairs. Hits: 261

Construction of new Norwegian Seamen’s Church Pattaya started

The construction of the new Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya has started as of mid September. Laying the foundation stone for their new church Chargé d’affaires a.i. Tor Haug from the Norwegian Embassy Bangkok visited Pattaya for the occasion, and attended the church service followed by the foundation stone ceremony. The new church is planned…