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Young Swede stuck in Thai hospital with serious brain injury

Young Swede stuck in Thai hospital with serious brain injury

30-year old Swede, Marcus Millberg, is hospitalized in Thailand with brain injury due to a motorcycle accident on Koh Phangan. The respirator is keeping Marcus Millberg alive, but soon his family will be out of money to support the hospitalization. "We haven't received any kind of support from Sweden at all, we've paid for everything ourselves", Marcus Milbergs dad, Magnus Millberg, …

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Swedes in Thailand are battling for health insurance

Swedes in Thailand are battling for health insurance

Bo Jonsson, retired Swede living in Phuket, is the head organizer behind SpP's proposal for the Swedish Government (Photo: Frederik Sonne) Many Swedes living in Thailand have a hard time getting a proper health insurance. Cases and stories a different, but common is that they either deselect insurance or face unmanageable insurance costs as they’re nearing retirement. Now they want …

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Sweden’s Diakrit gets News Corp as co-owner in a landmark deal

Sweden’s Diakrit gets News Corp as co-owner in a landmark deal

The investment company Pegroco Invest has announced the sales of its holdings in Bangkok-headquartered Diakrit International Ltd to the media group News Corp. Australia in a cash sale. Pegroco has been an active owner in Diakrit since 2004 and has, together with the company’s management and SEB Venture Capital, been the main owners of the company. In the transaction Pegroco …

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Top 5 in travel freedom: Singapore and Denmark

Top 5 in travel freedom: Singapore and Denmark

If you are a holding a passport from either Singapore or Denmark, you can brag about having most travel freedom in the world. To be more specific, a person with a Singaporean passport can visit 173 countries or territories without needing visa, and a person with a Danish passport can visit 174. The annual Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index …

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Indonesia to lead H&M global production

Indonesia to lead H&M global production

Indonesia is set to lead the giant Swedish clothing brand. H&M global production head Helena Helmersson welcomed the cooperation set between the company and the Indonesian government to boost the clothing industry in the country. "We see an opportunity Indonesia to lead in the clothing industry," Helmersson said at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday 24 February 2016. The …

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Experienced Danish Skipper criticizes the Bay Regatta

Experienced Danish Skipper criticizes the Bay Regatta

Niels Degenkolw in the middle, flanked by his crew (Photo: Frederik Sonne) Culture bearer and 18 times attendee at the Bay Regatta, Niels Degenkolw, is rather unsatisfied with this years competition. On 17th-21st February the annual boat race was touring around the Phuket and Krabi Islands. One regatta racing in the top category, the Racing Class, was captained by the …

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Jailed Norwegian fined after retrial

Jailed Norwegian fined after retrial

Photo: Terence Ong Norwegian Arne Corneliussen’s has been fined $2,000 after retrial, reports news.asiaone.com, based on a charge of causing hurt by wrapping his arm around the neck of a cab driver. This marks the end of his one-and-a-half-year-long ordeal, dating back to September 2014. This was a lesser charge compared to his previous charge of causing hurt by grabbing …

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Danish Seamen's Church supports creativity with Spring Fair Market

Danish Seamen's Church supports creativity with Spring Fair Market

Anyone with a innovative, creative, or simply just curious mind, now it's time to shine. For the first time Danish Seamen's Church in Singapore will host the creative event Spring Fair Market. Here it is possible to display your special handcraft or ideas in pop-upstores and small fair stands. It's open for the public, so there will be a good …

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Finnish Consulting Group establishes Asia hub in Singapore

Finnish Consulting Group establishes Asia hub in Singapore

Finnish Consulting Group’s Board of Directors recently visited the Embassy of Finland in Singapore in late February 2016, coinciding with the establishing of FCG’s new Asia hub. Finnish Consulting Group Asia in Singapore consolidates the strengths of FCG Group companies, offering the best Nordic and international expertise to a growing number of clients in Asia. The hub allows FCG to …

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Fat Tuesday for Kids and Adults gathers Danes in Hong Kong

Fat Tuesday for Kids and Adults gathers Danes in Hong Kong

Photo: Dennis Boelt 87 guests including four princesses and a Spiderman, buns with frosting and most important a lot of happy faces. This summarizes the two Fat Tuesdays, that the Danish Seamans Church in Hong Kong have hosted on two Weekends in February. One for children and one for adults. The first took place Sunday the 7th February, on the …

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