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Swedish Embassy to support English language teaching in Vietnam

The Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi and the Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training have signed an agreement to boost cooperation in teaching and learning English in higher education in the 2018 – 2020 period. The agreement fouses on encouraging the cooperation and exchange of experiences in training English, promoting English proficiency evaluation and English…

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral

Kenneth Radencrantz’ funeral took place on the 28th December 2018. Agneta de Bekassy was there among the many friends and members of the family who attended the ceremony. “It was a beautiful ceremony in Skanör’s old limestone church,” Agneta reports. “Opera singer Monica Einarsson and pianist Christer Einarsson were performing, followed by the opera singers Carry…

Scandinavian Christmas with full house

       The Scandinavian Christmas service in Christ Church in Bangkok was attended by close to 200 people who filled the church completely. It was the second time to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for the Danish vicar Christa Lund Herum and the first time for the new Swedish vicar Erik Stenberg-Roos. Following the tradition, different parts of…

Hotelier Jonas Sjöstedt appointed Centara’s Area Manager in Jomtien, Pattaya

Among the Scandinavian choices in Pattaya/Jomtien beach, visitors, and in particular Swedes, are guaranteed to have a fellow countryman in a hotel management position at a preferred Thai hotel brand for at least some more years to come. On New Year’s Eve, 31 December, Jonas Sjöstedt takes up his latest position within Centara Hotels &…

Swedish Ambassador Marina Berg, Jakarta comments on first period

On 8 November Ambassador-designate for Indonesia, Marina Berg presented her Credentials to President Joko Widodo at Istana Merdeka (Merdeka Palace). As the year, and the new Swedish ambassador’s first few months in Indonesia comes to an end she has posted the following official message: “My first Christmas in Jakarta is approaching. The weeks and months…

Tracing explosives in the Vietnamese soil

Many international aid organisations have left the old war-torn country infested with explosive remnants in favour of urgent cases. But one of the organisations still standing strong in Vietnam, is Norwegian People’s Aid with two Scandinavians in charge. By Jonas Boje Andersen and Lærke Weensgaard In a vast coastal area in the central and most…

China Center for Globalization held forum

A forum was organized earlier in November by one of China’s leading think tanks, China Center for Globalization (CCG). Mats harborn, President for EUCCC described it as “excellent”: “We discussed inbound and outbound investment. I made two main points: 1) for outbound investment Chinese actors need to be better at communication in order to reduce…

Former TSCC President Kenneth Radencrantz dearly missed by Thailand community

With great sadness the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce on 19 December informed the community of the passing away of its former President (2010-2014) Kenneth Radencrantz. “You are dearly missed by your friends here at the TSCC,” stated the news. He passed away on 29 November 2018. Born in 1935 in Skanör, Sweden, Kenneth lived and…

Miss Universe 2018: The Philippines won, Nordics not in top 20

Catriona Gray from the Philippines took home the crown at the beauty contest Miss Universe, that took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 17 December. Contestants from the Nordic countries did not make it into top 20. Women from 94 countries competed to become Miss Universe 2018. Southeast Asia was well represented among the finalists with…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai human rights defender

Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand, Staffan Herrström, met on 18 December with human rights defender Sutharee Wannasiri. During their conversation, Sutharee shared her view on the development of Thailand’s National Action Plan on business and human rights, initiated by a recommendation from Sweden during Thailand’s second Universal Periodic Review in May 2016. Furthermore, Sutharee also provided…