Category: Features

What will happen to the next generation of Cambodian farmers?

The future of Cambodian farmers is unknown. The country’s political situation is extremely unpredictable and so is the weather. Illegal logging of the forests contributes to climate changes and the farmers’ crops are lost. A small network of forest activists fight to protect the forest against the loggers, but it is not an easy job…

In his Danish Grandfather’s footstep

Mads and Terry Rahbek are traveling around Thailand and Malaysia to re-discover the places that Mads’ adventurous Grandfather described in four books, which the couple is currently translating from Danish to English. The Grandfather, Olaf Ascanius, worked for the Danish East Asiatic Company around the turn of the last century – a company which Mads…

Palm oil industry needs sustainability, not boycotting

The consumption of palm oil is on the rise and this adds a serious threat to the climate and many endangered species. Palm oil is found in almost half of all consumables in supermarkets, and boycotting is not the solution. Experts call for a sustainable palm oil production. It is almost that season again. The…

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership has never been more relevant

“Hygge”, “fika” and the happiest people. The Nordic countries are trending internationally and taking the lead in many different categories. So, what is it that make these Viking heirs succeed in business and – apparently – life itself? And is it more than just a passing trend? Chris Shern, Managing Director, IME (International Management Education),…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…

Guided tour through a historical part of Bangkok

Scandinavian Society Siam invites members and friends to an afternoon exploring a historical part of Bangkok Sunday 28th January 2018 at 2 pm. Read also: Report from previous historical walk Participants will meet at O.P. Garden, formerly known as Mango Tree, Charoenkrung Soi 36, at 2 pm. It is located on the right-hand side of Soi…

Worldwide connections in a second

In her New Year’s Eve speech, The Danish Queen Margrethe II encouraged everyone to do something unnecessary. Something to keep us curious about the world. Something to make us snap out of our everyday routines. Walking around Singapore’s landmark “The Merlion,” I was stopped by a couple of friends, who were doing a surprise birthday…

Thai House at Moesgaard opened after renovation

H.E. Ms. Vimon Kidchob, Ambassador of Thailand to Denmark, attended on 27 September 2017 together with Ms. Pratana Disyattat, Minister Counsellor at the embassy in Copenhagen, the Opening Ceremony of the Thai House at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus upon the completion of a major renovation. The ceremony was attended by more thsn 50 people from…