Anders Bo Andersen

Anders Bo Andersen Intern at ScandAsia Thailand Twitter: @andersboand91 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anders.andersen.14 Blog: https://theduckpond2016.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies






Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Study abroad: Edu Danmark sends 100 students per year to Asia






Many university students today take a part of their degree abroad. If you ask the students, the reasons are many: to compliment your degree, improve your CV, learn a language, form an international network, travel around and get some great experiences. In Scandinavia, studying abroad is also in trend. 29.000 Swedish students studied abroad in the study year 2014-15.…

Indonesian startup Pinsi Edubox to compete at Creative Business Cup 2016






The Indonesian startup company, Pinsi Edubox will represent Indonesia at the Creative Business Cup 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark. This was settled at the Creative Business Cup Indonesia, which took place during the pop culture convention, Popcon Asia, in Jakarta from August 12-15. Pinsi Edubox develops hard-and software solutions to schools for intelligent classrooms and online exams. The company competed…

Danish artist Kathrine May Hansen tours Indonesia






Katrine May Hansen is a go-getting Danish woman, famous in Indonesia for her writings. She now travels around Malaysia and Indonesia on her Identity Tour 2016, where she will conduct workshops on women rights, so-called women’s’ circles, and display her debate-provoking exhibition, ‘a scarf is a scarf is a scarf’, for which she has received much praise, but also threats on her life.  She is a…

Vietnam: Danish and Swedish bands to perform at Monsoon Music Festival 2016






The Swedish synthpop group, Kite, and the Danish pop band, Saveus, are both to perform at the upcoming Monsoon Music Festival 2016 in Hanoi, Vietnam, this October Kite, composed by the duo Nicklas Stenemo and Christian Berg, both from Malmö, debuted in 2008, while their biggest hit is the single, Johnny Boy, from 2010. The Danish band, Saveus,…

Danish Trade Counsellor, Thailand: Referendum no impact on Danish businesses






The Thai people voted ‘yes’ for a new constitution, on the referendum held on the 7 Ausgust 2016. Peter Sand, Trade Counselor at the Danish Embassy in Bangkok, is certain that the result will not bring uncertainty to Danish businesses active in the country. “The result of the referendum does not make it harder for Danish businesses here,” he says…

Meik Wiking: Mr. Happiness visits Malaysia again






Meik Wiking, the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute based in Denmark, recently returned to Malaysia. Last time he visited Southeast Asia, he toured the Danish embassies in Bangkok, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur on a ‘happiness round trip’, from the end of May to start June 2016.  “Working with happiness is a privilege. It’s the most…

EU addresses the conviction of human rights activists in China






The European Union has issued a statement on the conviction of four Chinese lawyers and human rights activists accused of state subversion in China. The sentences ranged from suspended prison terms to seven years of prison. The statement was made on 5 August and was also released by the Danish Embassy in Beijing. “The conviction this week of Zhai…