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Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Sweden creates people network to push for sustainability

Swedish Institute’s Management Programme - SIMP - has implemented a new approach to promote sustainability in Asia ((supported by Enact, a sustainability consultancy firm in Stockholm) by focusing on building an active network of open-minded leaders interested in promoting improved relations and business cooperation between the participating countries and Sweden. Targets are in their mid-career, between the age of 25 …

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Opening the seminar H.E Sweden’s Ambassador to Thailand Staffan Herrström shared his and Sweden’s approach and views on the topic of sustainability.

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Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

Swede dies in accident in Hua Hin

A 68-year-old Swedish man has died after being hit by a car at an intersection where he went by motorcycle taxi. The man was a resident in Stockholm, and the Foreign Ministry in Sweden confirms that his relatives have been informed. The accident happened on 28 November 2016 in Hua Hin, …

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The street where the accident occured. Taken from Google Maps. 

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Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia

Spotify: Leading digital music streaming provider conquers Asia

Spotify, the digital music service that is conquering the world, is growing fast especially since its launch on the Asian market in 2013, along with rapid expansion of Internet streaming. Just as it has contributed to revolutionising the music industry the Swedish tech start-up’s vision of building a universal jukebox is gradually coming true (present in 60 countries as of …

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Denmark at YWCA bazaar in Bangkok

Denmark at YWCA bazaar in Bangkok

On 18 November Denmark’s Ambassador to Thailand, Uffe Wolffhechel participated in the opening of the 63rd Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) charity bazaar. At the opening Uffe Wolffhechel presented a gift basket with Danish products to Her Royal Highness Princess Soamsawali. Throughout the weekend nine Danish companies participated in the bazaar with their products: Paradox, ECCO, Scanproducts, Eurosia, Pharmanord, DZ …

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Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support

Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support

On 25 November Sweden signed an agreement on continued support to Mekong River Commission (MRC) for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin. Sweden emphasized the importance of gender integration and anti-corruption awareness during the 23rd MRC council meeting. The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to  MRC to implement its strategic work …

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Embassy visits Danish companies in Bangkok

Embassy visits Danish companies in Bangkok

In mid-November Denmark’s new Ambassador to Thailand, Uffe Wolffhechel; Head of Trade Peter Sand; and Trade Advisor Phannaporn Churuphant visited the two Danish companies ECCO Shoes and Royal Copenhagen. At ECCO the Embassy staff met with Managing Directors Bo Grabowski and Gitsada Boonchirt; Vice Chairman Peter Emil Romhild and the management team, who conducted a tour of the factory facilities. …

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New Thai food truck in Støren

New Thai food truck in Støren

After 12 years of living in Norway, Thai Nut Stenbro has decided to open up a Thai restaurant. Nut Stenbro had gone without a job for two years, since her previous job moved from Rognes to Trondheim. And having two children, she did not see herself driving …

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Nut Stenbro inside her newly opened food truck, Sawadi Thaimat. Photo: Marthe Eid

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KIS

KIS continues fantastic full scholarship opportunities for the IB programs ages 9-16

KIS International School in Bangkok, Thailand is a full International Baccalaureate School. As the school has become more and more in demand, thanks to its great atmosphere, welcoming community and excellent academic results, KIS is growing from 2 classes per year group to 3 classes per year group. In celebration of this growth, KIS is proud to announce two full …

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Get the best of all inclusive with Aleenta Resort

Get the best of all inclusive with Aleenta Resort

Look at this: A great offer from Aleenta Phuket - Phang Nga Resort & Spa  Stay period: Now until Dec. 20th, 2016. All-Inclusive Packages at Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa in Phang Nga.Ideal for guests who want to immerse themselves in …

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Introducing the akyra Beach Club Phuket, opening in November

Introducing the akyra Beach Club Phuket, opening in November

A chic new chilled-out resort and beach club has opened in November under AKARYN Hotel Group’s hip and sophisticated akyra brand on up-and-coming Natai Beach, a pristine stretch of coast just 20 minutes north of Phuket International Airport. Designed to lift the spirit and calm the soul, akyra Beach Club Phuket will offer 59 …

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Singapore and Finland to fight tax evasion

Singapore and Finland to fight tax evasion

On 22 November, Finland and Singapore signed an agreement that grants the countries access to each others resident - Finns in Singapore and vice versa. The agreement aims to reveal tax evaders. The first submission of account records from financial institutions in Singapore occurs on 31 May 2018 and submissions from Finnish companies will occur in September same year. Source: …

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Denmark and Indonesia joins forces against terrorism

Denmark and Indonesia joins forces against terrorism

Chief of the National Counter-terroism Agency in Indonesia, General Suhardi Alius, held a meeting with Denmark's ambassador to Indonesia, Casper Klynge on 25 November. The purpose of the meeting was to establish an exchange in information regarding counter-terrorism. Photo: Antara Foto/Muhammad Iqbal "Denmark is more aware of Indonesia's achievements in countering terrorism and wants to learn from our experience to …

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Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

Indonesia's Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, has encouraged firms from Denmark and Norway to join forces in building a sustainable marine infrastructure in Indonesia. On 28 November, Budi Karya Sumadi has issued a financing team focusing on investments in the transportation sector. “Denmark and Norway are home to the world’s leading shipping companies. Therefore, we encourage them to develop the …

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Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

Denmark-Myanmar bilateral agreement on USD 70 million

On Thursday 1 December 2016, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar, Peter Hansen, and Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance in Myanmar, U Maung Maung Win, signed a bilateral agreement on USD 70 million on the new Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme for the period 2016-2020. Denmark is stepping up its support to Myanmar's development with a new …

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Peter Hansen, Danish Ambassador to Myanmar.

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Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

Balut - a fun dice game for intelligent people

  Every Danish expat in Asia – and all over the globe – would know of or have heard of the game of Balut, which under its present structure and form was initiated in Bangkok in 1972 by a group of Danish expats, and from there it mushroomed to cities and capitals all over the world under the umbrella organization, …

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