Category: Norway

Nordic tourism promotion in Beijing with Chinese Baidu Map

baidu-map






On 27 November the Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian Ambassadors to Beijing had the opportunity to promote tourism to the Nordic countries. The event, hosted by the tourism organization Scandinavian Tourism Board, Internet corporation Baidu and other tourism promotion agencies, was part of Baidu’s launch of a strategic cooperation agreement with the national tourism organizations…

DTAC might lose spot as Thailand’s second largest mobile company

dtac-scandasia






If the trend continues for Norwegian Telenor owned DTAC and their competitor True Move, by the end of February, DTAC will no longer be the second largest mobile company in Thailand. True Move have increased their customer base by more than 2.2 million customers over the past two quarters, while DTAC during the same period…

Indonesia wants Denmark and Norway to develop Malacca Strait

container_ship_cargo_1320_892_60






Indonesia’s Minister of Transportation, Budi Karya Sumadi, has encouraged firms from Denmark and Norway to join forces in building a sustainable marine infrastructure in Indonesia. On 28 November, Budi Karya Sumadi has issued a financing team focusing on investments in the transportation sector. “Denmark and Norway are home to the world’s leading shipping companies. Therefore, we…

Colour matters, new hues for Håg Capisco Puls

hag-capisco-puls-8010






Scandinavian Business Seating Asia brings colour into focus in 2016 as the rolling out of fresh new shades for HÅG’s all-purpose Capisco Puls has been announced. Think of Scandinavian design, and particular colours will almost certainly pop into your mind – the subtle, pale tones of the north as well as the bold hues of…

Norwegian man dead in Thailand

phan-nga-scandasia






A Norwegian man lost his life in a drowning accident in Phan Nga in Thailand on 18 November 2016. This is confirmed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is aware that a Norwegian citizen has died in Thailand. The relatives are notified,” the Ministry informed the Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet. “He…

New Thai street kitchen in Melhus

pedersen-thai






On 5 November 2016, the first Thai street kitchen opened up in Melhus, Norway, called Thai Familie Mat. Inside the food truck are Rinlaphat Pedersen and Ancharee Taowanri, both of whom live in or around Melhus and have experience from operating a restaurant in Thailand. The street kitchen will be open every day except Tuesdays,…

Norwegian Embassy and Mahildol University meeting

norwegian-scandasia-meeting






On 3 November 2016, the annual meeting between Mahidol University and the Royal Norwegian Embassy was conducted in Bangkok. The Norwegian government cooperates with Mahidol University on two capacity-building programs for Master and PhD students in five ASEAN countries. So far, 151 students have been granted scholarships, and the students are expected to contribute to…

Disagreement about Norwegian’s aid to Myanmar

dam-myanmar-scandasia






Norway’s state budget in 2017 states that Myanmar is a post-conflict country. The definition can bring bias the Norwegian support that may be detrimental to the peace process in the country, the Norwegian Burma Committee claims, referring to SN Power’s project in Shan State. SN Power does not share this opinion and responds to the criticism. A…

Harder to get your Thai partner to Norway

thai-women-scandasia






Thailand has just been downgraded by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. They believe that there is greater chance that Thai visitors will remain in Norway, and have therefore moved people from Thailand to the so-called Yellow group, after having been in the Green group since 2013. Tougher actions will also be taking on document forgery…