Category: Community news

Norway presents 2000-year-old Tipitaka to Thailand






To tighten the bonds between Thailand and Norway a 2,000-year-old Tipitaka has been presented to Thailand by the Conservation Institute of Schoyen from Norway. Kjetil Paulson, Norwegian Ambassador to Bangkok, as well as representatives from the Conservation Institute of Schoyen were present at Wat Saket in Bangkok as the ancient Buddhist scripture was enshrined on 17 February…

Swedish Jazz star Magnus Lindgren to Hong Kong






On Saturday, 25 February, the Swedish star musician, composer and arranger Magnus Lindgren will be back to Hong Kong for an exclusive performance at Peel Fresco Jazz Club. Magnus’ breakthrough happened already as a 17-year-old through tours with Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Marie Fredriksson, Nils Landgren and Monica Zetterlund, among others, and he has since…

Suomi Finland 100 years Bangkok events 2017






2017 is a year of celebration for Finland. SF100, or Suomi Finland 100, is the celebration of the nation’s 100 years as an independent nation. The Embassy of Finland in Bangkok is looking forward to a year filled with events, sharing the Finnish values and strengthening the ties with Thailand. “We are celebrating as Finnish…

Nishaville resort promoted at Thai-Swedish Bangkok event






The 2 February 2017 networking by the Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) was held at the familiar venue Huntsman’s Pub, Landmark Hotel, where the sponsor and member company in focus was Nishaville Resort & Spa – a for many Swedes in Thailand well-known resort. Nishaville, a Thailand Property Awards winner, is a mixed-used development that…

Danish Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong: A different community after 20 years






It’s only when actually talking to those active in a Chamber that one can fully understand how any particular such organisation is operated. All chambers vary, based on local circumstances, resources and their respective approach taken about where to best fulfil a purpose. In Hong Kong the Danish Chamber of Commerce (DCC) has just celebrated…

Exchange students event highlighted Finland centenary






On 24 January 2017 the Embassy of Finland in Singapore invited to the Finnish Exchange Students Event. It was an evening of “playful contests, making new friends and most of all celebrating the centenary of independent Finland,” writes the Finnish embassy. “The team of volunteers is building bridges between Finland and Singapore through many events…

Gunilla Daintry at the heart of Sweden-Singapore relations






18 years and having worked under seven ambassadors at the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore, 22 years with Swedish Business Association Singapore (SBAS), and residing in Asia since the early 1970’s. We are talking about a person with a track record and dedication of sorts! ScandAsia got the chance to sit down with a true…