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Sweden ducks Donald, encourages to turn East

Sweden ducks Donald, encourages to turn East

An new sales argument towards Swedish companies to look east and expand their business in Southeast Asia etc. has apparently arisen due to President-elect Trump, in a new Business Sweden statement. The uncertainty after the election of Trump means that Swedish companies are currently awaiting the decision on the establishment or expansion in the United States. In this way, the …

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Finnish Ambassador visits Pattaya

Finnish Ambassador visits Pattaya

  When Ms. Satu Suikkari-Kleven and Mr. Raimo Pahkasalo arrived at Pattaya City Hall, the Director of TAT Pattaya, Mrs. Suladda Sarutilawan, and the Consultant to Pattaya City Mayor, Mr. Chalermwat Vimuktayon, were there to welcome them. On 9 November 2016, the Ambassador to Finland in Bangkok, Ms. Satu Suikkari-Kleven, and the First Secretary of Consular Affairs, Mr. Raimo Pahkasalo, …

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Ulrika Modéer visits Myanmar and Cambodia

Ulrika Modéer visits Myanmar and Cambodia

From 13-18 November 2016, Sweden's Secretary of State, Ulrika Modéer, travelled to Myanmar and Cambodia. In Myanmar, Modéer visited the capital, Yangon, and Nay Pyi Taw for talks with government representatives, parliamentarians and civil society organisations. Along with the organisation Earth Rights International, a visit to the Thilawa Industrial Zone was conducted, focusing on matters related to land rights. This …

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Axopar - Finnish boats at Pattaya boat show

Axopar - Finnish boats at Pattaya boat show

On 24 November and lasting until Sunday 27 November the Finnish boat brand Axopar will be displayed in the water by the international boat brand dealership Derani Yachts from Phuket. Held for the fifth time at Ocean Marina, Pattaya the four-day boat show is set to be the biggest yet with more boats on display than ever – and new …

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Celebrate Christmas with Two Chefs

Celebrate Christmas with Two Chefs

On Saturday 24 December, also known as Christmas Eve, a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet will be served at the Swedish restaurant Two Chefs Kata Beach on Phuket. There will be two buffets during the evening; one starting at 6pm and another one at 9pm. Both including traditional Swedish dishes, such as pickled herring, Swedish meatballs with cream sauce, "Jansson's Frestelse", and much …

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Singapore and Sweden sharing the same FinTech path

Singapore and Sweden sharing the same FinTech path

FinTech, or financial technology, was in focus for a minister-led Swedish delegation to Singapore in connection to the inaugural FinTech Festival 2016. The delegation that included 12 Swedish FinTech companies and Stockholm School of Economics representatives came to Singapore to hold meetings with industry (including Venture Capital firms and Investors) and government representatives, with the aim to provide the Swedish …

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Akaryn Hotel Group launches three new hotels in Thailand and Laos

Akaryn Hotel Group launches three new hotels in Thailand and Laos

Right on cue for the high season in Thailand, AKARYN Hotel Group is building on the success of its much instagrammed and increasingly popular portfolio of hotels and resorts to offer guests three distinctive new hospitality experiences. The akyra Beach Club Phuket opens on 1st December and will welcome guests to a sophisticated new oceanside destination on spectacular Natai beach …

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Colour matters, new hues for Håg Capisco Puls

Colour matters, new hues for Håg Capisco Puls

Scandinavian Business Seating Asia brings colour into focus in 2016 as the rolling out of fresh new shades for HÅG’s all-purpose Capisco Puls has been announced. Think of Scandinavian design, and particular colours will almost certainly pop into your mind – the subtle, pale tones of the north as well as the bold hues of the region’s folk art. SB …

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The Best is yet to come: Staying Healthy during Retirement

The Best is yet to come: Staying Healthy during Retirement

Contrary to what may be popular belief, retirement does not signal the decline in a vibrant and productive life, only to be replaced by wheelchairs and nursing homes. In fact, all it takes is just some commitment to strengthening your body and mind to make retirement the best chapter of life. Of course, there are some health concerns that may …

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Scandinavian office design Senab Interior opens in Shanghai

Scandinavian office design Senab Interior opens in Shanghai

On 18 November 2016 Senab Interior opened their newly designed showroom in Shanghai – also constituting a modern office space that introduces a more flexible and efficient view on office interior. The Scandinavian design has been adapted to the vibrant Chinese market, and also taking into account the needs of the local staff introducing different office zones. The Consul General …

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Cycling Without Age - a right to wind in your hair

Cycling Without Age - a right to wind in your hair

One of the many initiatives by Denmark within elderly welfare is 'Cycling Without Age', a project that takes elders on bike rides in trishaws as a way of getting them outside and letting them explore the outdoors. The project has spread to more than 20 countries all over the globe with Singapore being the only branch in Asia. Cycling Without …

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Art project: Singapore–Sweden 50 years of relations

Art project: Singapore–Sweden 50 years of relations

In connection to holding the first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit in Singapore in September, the Embassy of Sweden, Singapore presented the art exhibition ‘A fusion of Sweden and Singapore’ - in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Singapore and Sweden. Twelve pieces of art (double-mounted Plexiglas frames with a photo on one side and a …

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