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Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Promoting Norwegian Seafood in Asia






Norwegian seafood is on a global rollercoaster ride and where in particular salmon aquaculture has seen massive growth of the industry over many years. To Singapore Norwegian seafood is well known, at least partly thanks to the much-publicised and popular annual Norwegian Seafood Dinner. But not only in Singapore and Europe is Norway synonymous with…

Finnish Diving Family Finds Education Solution on Phuket






New international school enables keeping their Finland summer sojourns. Combining Finland and Thailand can seem like an ideal solution – provided the stay in Scandinavia is dedicated to the summers. Many Finns are doing so within the diving community on Phuket, catering to their fellow countrymen coming for diving holidays during the winter high season…

Finns Initiate Surf House Phuket On Kata Beach






[wzslider] Introducing flowboarding to tourists and locals at an all-in-one entertainment venue. With Finnish Raya Group as initiator and among the investors Surf House Phuket was launched in December 2012. The Opening Bash then followed on 26 January 2013, showcasing flowboarding by international board riders as well as the rest the venue has to offer.…

New Two Chefs Openings on Phuket






Since the trio of Swedish owners set up their first ever restaurant in July 2001 they have expanded slowly but surely. In 2012, however, their business has entered a stage of faster growth, with a brand new catering business aside two new restaurants and bakery. Known for their international dishes, Scandinavian specialties and exquisite modern-style…

Trio of Swedes Launches new Texas and Mexican Restaurant






In the end of July the three partners Daniel Isberg, Peter Hjert and Pontus Hagen launched the new restaurant concept Texas Steak House with their first outlet in Surin, Phuket by inviting a large crowd of guests. Both Pontus (with previous comprehensive restaurant experience) and Peter (owner of Surin Gate Hotel etc.) have over ten years…

Six Senses Resorts & Spas: Reforestation in Thailand and Sustainability Efforts






The first 130,000 trees have been planted as the start of a new reforestation project in northern Thailand, courtesy Six Senses Resorts & Spas. The initiative is part of their efforts to mitigate emissions, an estimated annual 160,000 tons of CO2 by replanting 200 acres of forest yearly in the fight against climate change, and…

The Breakthrough for Biomass – and the Advanced Enzymes from Novozymes






The awareness about the need to get away from the oil-based society is by now widespread – and, for many reasons, alarmingly important. And enzymes – a kind of protein which is generated by certain micro organisms developed to a highly advanced stake by among others a corporation from the tiny country called Denmark –…