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Sebastian’s SO creative hotel career

He is moving up and being part of key conceptualisation projects, as well as branding and marketing exercises, working within AccorHotels – one of the largest and most vibrant international hospitality groups. He is in the business of hotels – the environment he got to visit in Thailand as a child; looking with wide eyes…

Norway’s FM attends ASEAN Meeting

From 24 to 26 July the 49th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting took place in Vientiane, Laos. The meeting was attended by a range of foreign ministers from Southeast Asia, but also other regions of the world, including Norway, represented by Foreign Minister, Børge Brende. “The partnership with ASEAN is very positive for Norway,” Brende said ahead of…

ScandAsia appeals for people to subscribe

ScandAsia – the news operation that has served Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and Finns living i Asia for free since 1993 – now appeals to its readers to buy a subscription…. ScandAsia appeals for people to buy a paid subscription to the monthly ScandAsia paper magazines. Or get it for free if they live in Thailand or Singapore. “We appeal…

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup: Asia House’s new Executive Director

With almost 30 years of experience in diplomacy and international relations, Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup can be described as a diplomatic powerhouse. From March 2016 she was appointed new Executive Director at Asia House in Copenhagen. ScandAsia talked to her about herself and her new life in Denmark. Susanne’s career started in 1987 when she graduated…

New Report: Sustainable energy could cover SEA-needs by 2050

Southeast Asia is one of the most polluted regions in the world. But the grey polluted future could turn green for the region World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) writes in a recently published report. Nationas like Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand are all relying heavily on environmental damaging coal as an energy ressource.…

Deaths from air pollution expected to explode in Asia

Premature deaths from outdoor air pollution are projected to rise from 3 million today to 4.5 million by 2040, concentrated mainly in developing Asia, International Energy Agency writes in a press release. Meanwhile, premature deaths from household air pollution will decline from 3.5 million to 3 million over the same period, although they continue to be…

Visa to Denmark not possible until further notice

Asian tourists trying to obtain a visa to Denmark are in Bangkok met with a sign at the VFS visa center counter saying that it is currently not possible to receive and process visa applications. A major computer breakdown in the Danish government’s IT system is to blame. The problem is global and has affected all visa issuing offices…

New manager at the helm of Carlsberg Malaysia

Carlsberg Malaysia has announced that its current Managing Director Henrik Juel Andersen will take on the same position on 1 July 2016 for Lao Brewery Company Ltd (LBC). Lars Lehmann, aged 49, the current Regional CEO, Western Europe Challenger Markets of the Carlsberg Group, will take over at the helm of Carlsberg Malaysia Group. Henrik…

Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok tours Thailand and Laos

Swedish Ambassador in Bangkok, Staffan Herrström, returned to office the 15th February finishing an eventful roundtrip in the region. He’s been granted diplomatic accreditation in Lao PDR, discussed gender equality with the Governor of Chiang Mai and met with independent broadcasters in Myanmar. ScandMedia has been in touch with the Ambassador to summarize. The travels…