Maria Jønsson

Maria Jønsson is a journalist trainee working at ScandAsia from 1 August 2016 till February 2017.

Norwegian Ambassador on Malaysian strengths

H.E. Hans Ola Urstad encourages Norwegian companies to look outside Kuala Lumpur H.E. Hans Ola Urstad was appointed the Norwegian Ambassador in Malaysia in 2012. Before coming to Malaysia, Hans Ola Urstad was already an experienced diplomat. He has been working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1980, and besides assignments as Consul General…

Seafood Under the Stars 2017

Yesterday, on Thursday 26 January, the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the Norwegian Seafood Council and the Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, hosted the annual Seafood Under the Stars in the garden of Norwegian Ambassador Kjetil Paulsen’s residence. This year, 200 distinguished guests were present, all with a stake in the strong, bilateral cooperation…

Telenor to abolish roaming taxes in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia

Telenor will be the first operator in Sweden to abolish roaming taxes on surfing the internet in countries outside Europe. From 26 January 2017, Swedes with Telenor’s subscription ‘Telenor Frihet’ (freedom) can start surfing the internet in Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia with no extra charge. Since June 2016, ‘Telenor Frihet’ started including the rest of EU…

Buddhist ceremony in Stockholm

On Saturday 21 January 2017, the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm held a Buddhist Ceremony marking the 100th day of the passing of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr. Kiattikhun Chartprasert, the Ambassador of Thailand in Stockholm, accompanied by Mrs. Jaruwat Chartprasert, along with representatives from Team Thailand offices, the Embassy’s officials…

Thai tourism promotion in Oslo

On 12 January 2017, Mr. Jukr Boon-Long, Ambassador of Thailand to Norway, attended the Grand Travel Award 2017 presentation ceremony at Walmans Salonger in Oslo. This year, Thai Airways Norway once again won the award for the “Best Intercontinental Airline With Departure from Norway”. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year in which Thai Airways has acclaimed…