Category: Malaysia

Sweden continues Mekong River Commission support






On 25 November Sweden signed an agreement on continued support to Mekong River Commission (MRC) for more sustainable development of the Mekong basin. Sweden emphasized the importance of gender integration and anti-corruption awareness during the 23rd MRC council meeting. The Government of Sweden has granted SEK 49 million (equivalent to USD 5.3 million) to  MRC…

Danish jazz group comes to Penang






As part of the 2016 edition of Penang Island Jazz Festival, Mathias Heise Quadrillion from Denmark will perform on Sunday 4 December, supported by The Embassy of Denmark, Danish Art Foundation, Jazz Danmark, DPA, Danish Jazz Experience and Ren Production CPH. The festival takes place on 1 – 4 December. Mathias Heise Quadrillion’s unique sound…

True start-ups, TechGrind, Southeast Asia’s first tech incubator






In 2016 the start-up hype in Southeast Asia (SEA) has reached new heights. But there are different perceptions of what ‘start-up’ really comprises. Join ScandAsia for a lesson by Bangkok-based Techie Efraim Pettersson, a Swede who is undoubtedly an authority on the subject matter, and get really valuable insights concerning the start-up world and SEA.…

Sunquick Malaysia’s manufacturing success






Denmark is legendary for its dairy products and beer brands, but also other beverages such as fruit juices. And from the island of Penang island comes Sunquick. But what most consumers of this very popular brand in Malaysia probably do not know is that it is in fact Danish. It will also surprise most that…

Sunquick introduces ready-to-drink fruit beverage






Sunquick of Denmark, the trusted fruit beverage brand, on 11 October 2016 announced a refreshing addition to its product range with the Sunquick Fruit Drink. Specially crafted to be enjoyed at home or on the go, these ready-to-drink packs boast greater convenience and can be purchased in four refreshing flavours at all major retail stores…

Business Sweden speaks at Biomass Conference Malaysia






As the International Biomass Conference Malaysia, IBCM 2016, was held in Kuala Lumpur on 11 October, Business Sweden’s Trade Commissioner Carl Malmqvist attended a panel discussion on ‘Policy Direction Nurturing and Promoting Sustainable Biomass-based Industries’. The Swedish representative focused on biofuels as sustainable energy The Swedish corporation Scania was also in attendance. Officiated by YB…

Swedish Waste to Energy Malaysia seminar, workshops






At the 2016 edition of International Green Technology Conference (IGEM) the Embassy of Sweden in Malaysia arranged a seminar titled ‘Waste to Energy’ for 130 participants, in partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water, the Malaysia Green Tech Corporation and Business Sweden. A Swedish delegation led by Mr. Bengt Toresson, Director…

Multicultural IT teams is Malaysia’s unique strength






Danish-owned Vedel IT offers IT offshore software development from Malaysia, where the opportunity to recruit globally and build multicultural teams form a unique and attractive combination. Scandinavian companies so far make up the bulk of Vedel IT’s clients. Founder Mark Vedel, with experience from IT systems implementation since 1989, came to Malaysia because his wife…

Riku Mäkelä is Team Finland’s extra resource for SEA






As part of enhanced efficiency and coordination within the ‘Team Finland’ umbrella, Asia can now benefit from an extra resource: one of six persons spread out globally is placed in Singapore. And this resource is a Finn with relevant knowledge within the right fields of experience, namely Mr Riku Mäkelä, Trade and Innovation Affairs Counsellor…

Marcus Wallenberg: We can do more in Southeast Asia






The first ever Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit contained a number of prominent business representatives, not least Mr Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Board, SEB, SAAB Group & Foundation Asset Management, and who has personal long experience of visiting and doing business in Southeast Asia. Mr Wallenberg is also a Board Member of Temasek Holdings in…