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Treasure hunting in gorgeous Georgetown

Join a ScandAsia reporter for an art hunt in historic Georgetown. Ever since Penang’s Municipal County started a collaboration with a Lithuanian artist, Georgetown’s street art have been booming and attracting tourists. The thought of street art as nothing but a tourist trap made the author skeptical at first. But Georgetown isn’t abundant with activities and there is…

Trade Minister expects larger Danish market share in the Philippines

  After a Danish trade seminar and bilateral talks between the Danish and Philippine Trade ministers, the Danish Minister expressed confidence that Danish companies will gain a larger share of the Philippine market. The conference room in Dusit Thani Hotel, Manila was buzzing with life in the morning January the 23rd. A Danish Trade delegation…

New Danish Ambassador sees big opportunities in the Philippines

  The new Danish Ambassador to the Philippines has exchanged armored vehicles and amplified prayers from minarets as the Ambassador to Lebanon, with an eclectic view of Manila slum and skyscrapers. 25 years ago Jan top Christensen ran a UN refugee camp in the Philippines, but now he is back for business. At the top…

Embassy launches “Viking Biking” trips

The Danish and Norwegian embassies are starting a new bi-monthly bicycle trip to promote cycling and Scandinavian cycling culture in Indonesia. The first Viking Biking trip will be in Jakarta on February the 6th, where the embassies together with local cycle promotion organization Bike2Work Indonesia invite people from the political, cultural and private sector to…

Nordic disaster relief collaboration

The Nordic Embassies have learned from the 2004 Tsunami. In Phuket, the area in Thailand with the most Scandinavian tourists, a Nordic Emergency Group was created in the wake of the catastrophe. Even though this group focus on Phuket, Danish Consul Birgit S. Kondrup-Palmqvist Carlstedt is confident, that the know-how can be used other places in…

New Danish Embassy in the Philippines

[wzslider exclude=”http://scandasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/P1220644.jpg, “] After a 13 year blackout, a new Danish Embassy officially opened in Manila Thursday the 22nd January. Attending the opening were a trade delegation consisting of 18 Danish companies, eager to explore Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economy. On the 11th floor of the 11th Corporate center on the 11th Avenue in Manila’s…

A new year and a new chapter for DanCham

[wzslider] Thursday the 15th of January the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce kicked off the 2015 season with a beer-tasting event at the Danish micro brewery Mikkeller’s Bangkok branch. This is the first event organized with the new Executive Director Carsten Carlstedt, who promises changes in the 22 year old chamber. At a sidestreet to a sidestreet off of Ekkamai…