Latest Scandinavian Myanmar News

Norwegian embassy in Yangon meets with the Irrawaddy

The Royal Norwegian embassy in Yangon met with the media The Irrawaddy as part of the Norwegian government funded project “Mainstreaming of Ethnic Women’s Concerns on Peace and Security”. An annual meeting between the Norwegian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, and media The Irrawaddy took place Tuesday 14 August 2018, where the latest progress in strengthening…

Sweden and Myanmar collaborate to improve bus system in Yangon

Yangon Region Government and Sweden are working together on a project that will improve the bus system in the capitol of Myanmar. Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and his senior officials met with a team of experts from the Swedish-Danish company Ramböll, which is the consulting company identified for the project. The project will define…

New survey looks at Scandinavian and Asian women’s use of phones

No matter if you are a Scandinavian or Asian woman your most frequent mobile activity is probably scrolling through social media apps or sending messages to friends. But when you attend a funeral, your home country might determine if you find it inappropriate or not to bring a phone. These are some of the similarities…

Danes abroad, who are moving home to Denmark

Danes abroad who want to move back to Denmark have few places to seek proper information. One website, where most everything you may need is included, is the website of the municipality of Silkeborg. The website has gathered the main advice in one place which is very useful for Danes abroad. Below, this information is…

Food as medicine everyday

– Tips for improved health, longevity through your diet in Asia Isn’t it great to get to know as a westerner in Asia that there are some really beneficial herbs, fruits and vegetable to be found here in abundance! For those of you who have not searched, or did not know, it is never too…

Myanmar court charges Reuters reporters under Official Secrets Act

The Scandinavian embassies in Myanmar are still pleading for the release of two jailed Reuters journalists. Today the court has decided to charge them under the criticized Official Secrets act.  The two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, has been charged with violating the Official Secrets Act, according to Reuters. The Official Secrets…

Swedish Visa application center opened in Yangon

The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok has announced the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon. On July 2, the Embassy’s Migration Liaison Officer, Mr Magnus Petrone, was in Yangon to open the Swedish Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global. The center is now up and running. If…