Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • Dmelettronica Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Finnish tourist dead in Pai

A Finnish national was Tuesday morning found dead in his hotel room in Pai, Mae Hong Son Province in northern Thailand. The deceased is identified as 65-year old Kari Aleksander Rajasalo. Acccording to the Tourist Police Division 2 Facebook page, Mr. Rajasalo had arrived Thailand on 18 August and checked into the Yokmaneedoi resort in…

Nature attracts Swedish tourists to Sabah

Malaysia’s vibrant nature with its tropical climate and lush green forests is the main attraction for Swedish travellers, Dag Juhlin Dannfelt, Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia, told Sabah’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal during a visit to Sabah. He said the beautiful islands in Sabah are already frequently visited by Swedish tourists. “Malaysia has…

Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…

EU ban on palm oil could keep Telenor out of Indonesia

Telenor Axiata merger in Indonesia

Norwegian telecommunication giant Telenor Group is trying to enter the Indonesian market by merging with the Indonesian company Axiata. Axiata holds 66.4 percent of the shares in PT XL Axiata Tbk which is the second largest mobile telecommunications company in Indonesia. Not so fast, says Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology, Rudiantara. The EU parliament…

Volvo sponsors Crayfish Party in Philippines

Volvo Philippines, the official distributor and dealer of Volvo cars in the Philippines, will sponsor the annual Crayfish Party, organised by the Nordic Chamber of Commerce (NordCham) in the Philippines in partnership with Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. The party will take place on 14 September 2019. (http://dmelettronica.info/philippines-calendar/) Apart from being a fun party based on…

First Finnish pre-school franchise in Vietnam

Kipinä, the fastest growing international preschool brand featuring an “Enhanced Finland” curriculum will join forces with ILA Vietnam to launch 10 new Kipinä preschools throughout Vietnam in the the next 3 years. ILA Vietnam is one of the leading providers of 21st century English Language programs in Vietnam, with over 43 centres across Vietnam employing more than…

Grundfos at first pump-tech exhibition in Hanoi

An exhibition of pumps and pumping solutions of Danish manufacturer Grundfos was opened in Hanoi on August 2. The event, first of its kind in Hanoi according to VNA, is designed to introduce durable, energy saving products for high-rise trade buildings and water plants, as well as industrial and civil pump products. Speaking at the…

Vietnam calls for even more business with Sweden

At a reception for Swedish outgoing ambassador Pereric Hogberg in Hanoi on July 31, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed hope that the cooperation would increase even furtrher, especially trade and investment. Sweden’s investment in Vietnam tripled in 2018 from nearly 370 million USD in 2017, and two-way trade reached about 1.5 billion USD…