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Joakim Persson, Managing Editor ScandAsia

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Thailand Junior Water Prize winners announced






The winners of the 2017 Thailand Junior Water Prize were announced in an awards ceremony in Bangkok on Monday 1 May. The winning team comes from the Bangkok neighbour province Nonthaburi’s Nonthaburi High School that have invented a waste-collecting boat powered by solar energy. The winners will represent Thailand in the world final of the…

Danish ambassador visited B&O Play Singapore






Danish Ambassador H.E. Dorte Bech Vizard in early May paid a visit to B&O PLAY‘s regional office in Singapore. Bang & Olufsen is regarded as leader of Danish creativity. It works with independent designers and tries to change the traditional concept of how audio and video products look like. Its products aim to include technology,…

Finland 100 Expo held in Hong Kong






The Finland 100 Expo took place on 10 May in Hong Kong. Almost 400 visitors during the day was an excellent celebration of Finland’s centenary. Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong thanked also to all the exhibitors and sponsors InvestHK, Henry Chan, KONE and Saga Furs who made the day possible. Source: Finnish Chamber…

Finnish Big Bang Legends educational game success launched on Android






Lightneer, a new company consisting in some of Finland’s game industry veterans, launched their game Big Big Bang Legends on Android for the first time on 2 May. This followed a launch event in Hong Kong, and the game is now available for a free download from Appstore and Google Play in Hong Kong, Macau,…

Swedish minister Bucht’s Hong Kong food export promotion trip






Sweden’s Minister of Agriculture, Sven-Erik Bucht visited Hong Kong on 8 – 10 May 2017, in connect with Asia’s leading food fair Hofex, and as an export promotion follow-up to his previous visit in 2015. The purpose of the minister’s Hong Kong trip was to promote Swedish food exports and make more people want to…

Swedish embassy Kuala Lumpur introduced Sweden to Malaysian students






On April 24 the Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, the Swedish Institute and representatives from Lund University and the Royal Institute of Technology KTH organized a pre-departure event for 28 students from Malaysian universities accepted for post-graduate university studies in Sweden. The Ambassador of Sweden Mr Dag Juhlin-Dannfelt started the event by giving the…

Finland 100 party held in Shanghai






Party Like a Finn! On 11 May Visit Finland organized a big Finland 100 party at the Shanghai Intercontinental Expo Hotel. Mr. Paavo Virkkunen, Visit Finland’s Executive Vice President was among the speakers, and Ms. Heli Mende, Head of Global Sales Promotion, talked about the impressive growth of Chinese tourism to Finland (growth which shows…

Doing business with Finland Bangkok seminar






On 11 May the Embassy of Finland in Bangkok had the pleasure to co-host the ‘Doing Business With Finland’ seminar together with Finnpartnership and EEP Mekong. The embassy reported that the seminar highlighted our Finland’s expertise in clean tech, especially in waste-to-energy and bioenergy solutions, and encouraged the local companies to leverage this expertise by…

SKF Malaysia-hosted football tournament






SKF in Malaysia hosted the ‘Meet the World‘ football tournament on 10th -11th April in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan. Teams from 12 schools, all district champions, participated to win a trip to Sweden to play in the Gothia Cup, under the sponsorship of SKF. Za’ba Secondary School emerged as the winner of the tournament with…