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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 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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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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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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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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Danish Cancer Society ask Thailand for help

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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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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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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