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Easier visa for Scandinavian tourists to Vietnam

Easier visa for Scandinavian tourists to Vietnam

On Wednesday 1 February 2017 the Vietnamese government launched their new e-visa to let tourists skip visiting a local embassy or wait in line at the airport for visa on arrival. Visitors from 40 countries, including Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, will now be able to get a 30 day tourist-visa by uploading an application and paying the visa fee …

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Swedish Ambassador at clean water project inauguration

Swedish Ambassador at clean water project inauguration

Johanna Brismar Skoog, Swedish Ambassador to Jarkarta, visited the inauguration of Water4All in Cisalam on Wednesday, 8 February 2017. Water4All is a Corporate Social Responsibility project from PT Atlas Copco Indonesia. Through the project more than 1000 people in Cisalam have received access to clean water, toilets, education on hygiene and sanitation. Welcoming ceremony to Cisalam village. The funds for …

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Danish Ambassador meets Indonesian maritime minister

Danish Ambassador meets Indonesian maritime minister

Combating marine debris and promoting renewable energy solutions Danish support for combating marine debris was discussed when Casper Klynge, Danish Ambassador to Indonesia, met with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, on 7 February 2017. Creating public awareness is, according to the Danish Embassy, a key area for cooperation between the two countries. The challenges arising from marine …

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Norwegian global health dialogue with Indonesia, Thailand

Norwegian global health dialogue with Indonesia, Thailand

Mr. Vegard Holmelid, Norwegian minister counsellor in Thailand, attended on Monday 6 February 2017 the High-Level Foreign Policy and Global Health Retreat together with representatives from France, Senegal, Indonesia, Brazil, South Africa and Thailand. The Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok says following the meeting, that the retreat facilitated fruitful discussions about the linkage between foreign policy and global health, and how …

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Finnish Liverpool FC "Legend" to Hong Kong

Finnish Liverpool FC "Legend" to Hong Kong

Sami Hyypïa playing for Liverpool FC Sami Hyypïa was a star defender for Liverpool FC for 10 years. Now the Finn will be joining 4 other Liverpool Legends in Hong Kong for LFC World, where there will be signing sessions giving fans the opportunity to meet Hyypïa and more. Liverpool FC announced yesterday, 7 February 2017, that Hong Kong will …

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Danish Cancer Society ask Thailand for help

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Danish Cancer Society ask Thailand for help

A funny video for at serious cause. Help a Dane is a new campaign from the Danish Cancer Society and the Danish foundation Trygfonden asking locals in Thailand to help the Danish tourists protect themselves against the sun. “Honourable citizens of Thailand. We Danes need your help,” says Mikael Berthelsen, a Danish TV personality, in a government-style announcement. “We Danes …

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Gunilla Daintry at the heart of Sweden-Singapore relations

Gunilla Daintry at the heart of Sweden-Singapore relations

18 years and having worked under seven ambassadors at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, 22 years with Swedish Business Association Singapore (SBAS), and residing in Asia since the early 1970’s. We are talking about a person with a track record and dedication of sorts! ScandAsia got the chance to sit down with a true expat who has been around …

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Finnish Halton Group announce alliance with Thai company

Finnish Halton Group announce alliance with Thai company

On Wednesday, 8 February 2017, Halton Group, a Finnish company specialising in indoor climate and indoor environmental products, services and solutions, announced a new strategic alliance with Thai Welbilt Inc. with a focus on the restaurant chain business. Welbilt supplies commercial foodservice equipment and Halton indoor solutions for professional kitchens. The alliance will focus on integrating Halton’s ventilation systems into …

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Norwegian Seaman’s Church boat trip to Koh Pai

Norwegian Seaman’s Church boat trip to Koh Pai

Yesterday, 8 February 2017, the Norwegian Seaman’s Church in Pattaya arranged a boat trip to the island of Koh Pai. The church often arranges boat trips to various ilands during the high season. Yesterday no less than 65 people joined the church to Koh Pai, where they enjoyed stew, made by the kitchen staff of the church, followed by coffee, …

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Danish Microbrewery Mikkeller to open in Chiang Mai

Danish Microbrewery Mikkeller to open in Chiang Mai

Mikkeller, a Danish microbrewery, will be opening a new bar in Chiang Mai in Thailand. According to a press release from 3 February 2017 the new bar will be opening sometime in the spring. Mikkeller already has bars in Singapore, Taipei, Seoul and another one in Thailand located in Bangkok. Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, the man behind Mikkeller. With the aim …

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Much more than cabinets - Thai-Swedish business celebrates 20

Much more than cabinets - Thai-Swedish business celebrates 20

After 20 years in business The Cabinet (equally representing a Hua Hin-based furniture store, a kitchen and interior designer etc.) have achieved more than even those who think they know this firm well could imagine! Janeric Hogane and David Nilsson of The Cabinet Quite many years ago when Janeric Hogane introduced The Cabinet he talked of: ‘From bare shell to …

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Norway focuses on Seafood in China again

Norway focuses on Seafood in China again

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) is again showing a great interest in the Chinese market of seafood. On several dates in February, NSC is inviting the industry to a dialogue about market access and potential for Norwegian seafood export to China. “The key focus is the market access for Norwegian seafood. What is the status and development on the different …

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New hope for Danish Church in Thailand

New hope for Danish Church in Thailand

A Danish Church Abroad  has long been requested by the many Danish residents in Thailand. The Danish Seamen's Church and Church Abroad, DSUK, have been working with a group of people in Bangkok on bringing a Danish Church Abroad to Thailand located in Bangkok. Now their prayers have been answered. DSUK, who hires and emits employees to help and service Danes …

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