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Swe ambassador visits berrypickers in Isan, Thailand

Swe ambassador visits berrypickers in Isan, Thailand

Sweden's Ambassador to Thailand, H.E. Staffan Herrström writes on 8 July 2016: "Taking a stroll in a village in Mancha Khiri District, Khon Kaen province, where I visited 14 Thai farmers who are on their way to Sweden for seasonal berry-picking jobs. Some of them have been doing it for 10 years! We had a very nice chat." Source: Ambassador …

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Danish Embassy in Bangkok: Be aware of false visa agents

Danish Embassy in Bangkok: Be aware of false visa agents

The Royal Danish Embassy in Thailand has published a public service announcement to warn about false visa agents. Embassy announced the following today (June 8): "Be aware of false visa agents! VFS is situated in Trendy Building on 8th floor. Unfortunately there are also a number of false visa agents – especially in the lobby. These visa agents approach applicants …

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Check Inn 99 and Admirals Pub plan to merge

Check Inn 99 and Admirals Pub plan to merge

Admiral's Pub @ 24 - Pub & Restaurant - plans to merge with Check Inn 99 which has now moved out of its original location between Sukhumvit Soi 5 an 7. "Our idea is to work together and change the concept at The Admiral's a bit with the start on Sunday 10 July with afternoon Jazz and Jamming with a …

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Go-go Bar, Lamai, Koh Samui. Copyright by Nicolai Bangsgaard

Swede faces trial in Oslo for sex with 13 year old Thai

A 34-year-old businessman from Sweden but living in Oslo faces trial in Norway for having had  a sexual relation over several years with a Thai girl who was 13 years old when he first had sex with her. According to the prosecution, he first met the girl when he bought her out of a go-go bar in Koh Samui in 2008. She didn’t …

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Golfer Johan Edfors confirmed for King’s Cup Thailand

Golfer Johan Edfors confirmed for King’s Cup Thailand

Three-time European tour title winner from Sweden, Johan Edfors, is a confirmed entrant to the 2016 King’s Cup Event, vying to scoop his second title in Thailand on the upcoming Asian Tour/European Tour co-sanctioned event, which will take place at the Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club in Pattaya, Chonburi on the 28-31 July, with winning place prize money total …

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15 years of innovation: Diakrit International enters a new era

15 years of innovation: Diakrit International enters a new era

Bangkok-based, Swedish growth company Diakrit International Ltd. is taking their slogan ‘Seeing is believing’ to the next level with Virtual Reality (VR), and the media giant News Corp on board as their new majority shareholder. As a start-up they have not only managed to survive the first tough years, but also that invisible seven-year barrier, much thanks to constant development …

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Thailand-Sweden Smart City Collaboration

Thailand-Sweden Smart City Collaboration

On 16-17 June the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok and Business Sweden jointly conducted a Thailand-Sweden Smart City Collaboration. Eleven world-leading companies, participants from academia and public representatives from Sweden in the field of energy, transport and safety participated with the purpose of enabling and strengthening knowledge sharing between Sweden and Thailand in order to build sustainable cities for the …

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Travel while working: Life of digital nomads

Travel while working: Life of digital nomads

The Danish couple Nicolaj Jensen and Malene Vinter are on the run. Not from war or persecution, but from the trivialities and stagnation of the everyday life. They are digital nomads; an increasingly popular phenomenon where people travel the world while working. “We love staying on a small island. You can do meetings with customers in the morning, then go scuba …

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Singapore boosts festival with Scandinavian artists

Singapore boosts festival with Scandinavian artists

Ultra Singapore spares no expense, and this year 2016 the mega dance music festival has loaded their artist list with huge names from all over the world. Award-winning and hottest name in electronic dance music, Norwegian producer Kygo, is set to headline the inaugural edition of Ultra Singapore. Ultra Singapore will take place on 10 and 11 September, and along with …

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Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director

With almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international relations, Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup can be described as a diplomatic powerhouse. From March 2016 she was appointed new Executive Director at Asia House in Copenhagen. ScandAsia talked to her about herself and her new life in Denmark. Susanne’s career started in 1987 when she graduated from Copenhagen University with a …

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Farewell and welcoming at Carlsberg Malaysia

Farewell and welcoming at Carlsberg Malaysia

Guests were present at the cocktail reception to bid adieu to outgoing Managing Director, Henrik Juel Andersen (right) and new Managing Director, Lars Lehmann (left). Carlsberg Malaysia arranged a cocktail reception in Kuala Lumpur to welcome Lars Lehmann, taking over the role as Managing Director of Carlsberg Malaysia on 1 July 2016, and to bid adieu to outgoing Managing Director, …

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Telenor appoints new CEO in Myanmar

Telenor appoints new CEO in Myanmar

Telenor Group has appointed Lars Erik Tellmann, 44, as CEO of Telenor Myanmar, effective 1 August 2016. Tellmann is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the same company. As part of this change, Tellmann will also join Telenor’s Group Executive Management. He will succeed Petter Furberg who will take a new position in Telenor Digital Businesses in Asia supporting business …

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Dane is New Director at Big Travel Group in Cambodia

Dane is New Director at Big Travel Group in Cambodia

The German travel agency, Diethelm Travel Group, appointed Danish Ronni Dalhoff as new Managning Director of Diethelm Travel Cambodia. "We look forward to welcoming Dalhoff to the Diethelm Travel Cambodia team," said Lisa Fitzell, Group Managing Director of Diethelm Travel Group in a press release. "His deep love and interest in the country, coupled with extensive experience in the hospitality …

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Swe Ambassador’s Cambodia posting ends

Swe Ambassador’s Cambodia posting ends

In early July 2016 Ambassador Anna Maj Hultgård’s posting as Sweden’s Ambassador to Phnom Penh came to an end.  During her week of farewell the Ambassador met with Prime Minister Hun Sen, President of the National Assembly Heng Samrin, Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn, ministers, diplomatic missions, opposition party leader, civil society partners, colleagues and friends to Sweden. “Ambassador Anna Maj …

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ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

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SwedCham Hong Kong recruiting General Manager

SwedCham Hong Kong recruiting General Manager

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong is recruiting a new General Manager, with 31 August 2016 as application deadline. Swedcham functions as a business platform for Swedish and Swedish-related companies and individuals, currently with Eva Karlberg at the helm as its General Manager. The job ad reads as follows: Do you lead through others and find motivation by …

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