Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

Represents, and drives ScandAsia's services for business engagement and outreach.

Scandinavians at Thailand Property Awards 2014

[wzslider] With Kvik – Smart Danish Kitchens as one of the Co-Sponsors and the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) as Supporting Association the 2014 edition of the Thailand Property Awards was held at Conrad Hotel in Bangkok on 11 September. During recent years, on several occasions, Swedish persons have been awarded for their developments Those…

New Swedish chef in Kuala Lumpur: Tommy Franssila

[wzslider] A new Swedish chef arrival to Kuala Lumpur ensures some level of influence from the Swedish cooking traditions and definitely, that some specialties from Scandinavia can still be sourced in this Mecca of food – Malaysia. Tommy Franssila (with Finnish parents but born and raised in Sweden) has been around since January 2012 as…

A glamorous and slippery King’s Cup Elephant Polo

[wzslider] On 27 – 31 August 2014 the rare occurrence honouring Thailand’s much beloved but displaced elephants took place in Bangkok for the first time. VR Sports Club, east of Bangkok, played host to the 13th annual King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament, where the capital’s street elephants and a sophisticated set congregated on what was…

Professor Staffan Kjelleberg Leads SCELSE at NTU

[wzslider] The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a first-of-its-kind research institution under the leadership of the Swedish-Australian professor Staffan Kjelleberg. SCELSE aims to be a world leading centre in microbial biofilm research, to harness the powers of microorganisms for environmental and water sustainability. Operational since 2011, it is Singapore’s 5th Research…

Madeleine Mandorff – the New Director of MASBA

[wzslider] With Madeleine Mandorff having entered as Director of MASBA (the Malaysian-Swedish Business Association) in early 2013, the association has received a boost, according to a member comment, and from what appears to be happening on the activity front. So it is clear that she has injected some new blood into the organisation. Madeleine, who…

Swede Teaching the Cocktail Classics at Ku Dé Ta, Bangkok

[wzslider] A company named Nordic Bar Syndicate in connection to the recently opened mega dining and entertainment complex Ku Dé Ta in Bangkok caught our attention. Not surprisingly it turns out to be Scandinavian: a Danish bar consultancy and catering firm having been awarded their biggest task to date in training all the bar staff…

Nikki Beach Phuket Opens – with Swedes at the Helm

[wzslider] Phuket’s most distinguished beach club venue to date has been opened by Nikki Beach Worldwide. In the upscale residential and holiday zone of Bang Tao, on the resort and holiday island’s west coast the family owned & operated brand opened their tenth venue (spread worldwide on locations such as their home base Miami Beach,…

A First for Bangkok: Scandinavian ‘Semla’ Pastry

[wzslider] Keen on a Scandinavian classic? Something that is, for Scandinavians in particular, exotic over in tropical Thailand? In Bangkok, on-going until March 16 to celebrate the Fat Tuesday (this year on March 4), Rembrandt Hotel Bangkok serves a pastry that is much appreciated in Scandinavia and only eaten during a special period of the…

Thai-Swedish Chamber AGM Updated on Thailand’s Situation

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce took place at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit in the evening on February 27, with on-going political protests right on the hotel’s doorstep, and including over 50 guests in total during the post-AGM dinner, which meant a vibrant dining party while also listening to insights about…