Joakim Persson

Freelance business and lifestyle photojournalist

The Mermaid and the Merlion – 50 years with Denmark and Singapore

As previously published by ScandAsia Singapore not only celebrates its 50th anniversary and independence this year but also celebrates the 50th anniversary for diplomatic relations with Denmark and the two countries’ collaborations across various business areas, the political scene, and, last but not least the long-lasting friendship. Mathilde Moyell Jull has written an interesting article…

Royal Danish Embassy in Beijing celebrates Climate Action Day

To celebrate the European Climate Diplomacy Day the Danish Embassy in Beijing on June 17th opened its doors for a group of journalists, NGO’s and followers of the Embassy’s social media profiles. The visitors were welcomed with climate friendly green snacks and with an introduction to the Embassy’s own green efforts. This was followed by…

Norway witness to first Philippines Mindanao rebels’ arms turnover

16 June 2015 was the start of the decommissioning process, which will put the combatants and their weapons beyond use as part of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, says a press release from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Manila. In a ceremony held in Sultan Kudarat, the MILF (Philippines’ largest rebel group) registered and…

New innovation project from forward hi-tech and solutions shipbuilder Vard

One the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels used in the offshore oil and gas exploration and production and oil services industries has announced its latest step within innovation: Vard Holdings Limited and its ’A step forward’ project. Headquartered in Norway Vard’s innovations are developed with an emphasis on safety, user-friendliness,…

IKEA of Sweden and FAO begin collaboration on forestry certification initiative

FAO and IKEA of Sweden has agreed in June 2015 to begin working together on a forestry certification initiative aimed at promoting the sustainable management of forest plantations and empowering forest-reliant communities in Vietnam. The partnership will help forest-reliant communities access supply chains. Following the signing of a cooperation agreement by Anders Hildeman, Global Forestry…

Sweden helps to address Thailand’s future healthcare challenges as an ageing society

With the focus theme ‘Healthcare Solutions For An Ageing Society’ the recent Swedish Healthcare delegation to Thailand and Vietnam was spot on, as Business Sweden’s Ambassador-led delegation met with public and private business representatives in the first country of the visit. A seminar was held in Bangkok on May 25, with Thailand, within the greying…

Gauthiers’ merges with Modex (Norway) to form world’s third-largest offshore container fleet

Gauthiers’ has announced the acquisition of an equity share of Modex, a leading international manufacturer of DNV-certified offshore equipment from Norway. Modex operates in Norway, China, Indonesia, Malaysia and China, among others, with further growth planned in the near future. As part of the transaction, Gauthiers’ will merge its operations with Modex to create the…

Norway’s joint logo in China as the gate to the North

ScandAsia can share the Norway China logo, which is simply the new logo for the three Norwegian missions in China (Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai) together with Innovation Norway and the Norwegian Seafood Council in China to have a new, shared visual identity. The logo symbolises that Norway leads the way to the Arctic. Norway means…

Swedish Embassy Singapore successfully showcases cuisine with Michelin chef

As the most recent effort in promoting Swedish culture, including its cuisine, the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, in partnership with $100Gourmet, invited the Michelin-starred Swedish chef Niklas Ekstedt to Singapore. $100Gourmet is a year-long series that features acclaimed international chefs who collaborate with a host restaurant in Singapore, with the concept to offer create…

Danish Ambassador meets Singapore students for ’Fireside discussion’ ahead of Denmark trip

  On Friday 29 May the Danish ambassador to Singapore, Berit Basse was invited to a “Fireside discussion” about Denmark for a batch of young ambitious students at Ngee Ann Polytechnic who will be going to Denmark in a few weeks on a study trip to Copenhagen Business School. The Embassy of Denmark, Singapore wished…