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First advent at Swedish Residence Bangkok

On 3 December the 1st advent was celebrated at the beautifully decorated Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Bangkok, with 150 guests in attendance. Many old Bangkok faces and a lot of new attendees were among them.   Lars Rüderstad held a short worship service and the traditional hymns were sung, H.E. Ambassador Staffan Herrström welcomed, while…

Cleaning up the Oceans – the Thailand case

Once a year the ‘Clean Up the World Weekend’ takes place, including in Bangkok. The 2017 edition, enjoying strong Nordic participation and engagement, gathered many representatives from businesses, foreign missions, students and volunteers for a clean-up effort on and along Chao Phraya River on 16 September. Also concerning the global dimension of this crisis with…

‘Smart Cities’ event arranged in Thailand by Sweden

Business Sweden and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok arranged a high level event on the topic Smart Cities in Thailand (held on 14-15 November). Workshops and roundtable discussions were organised in both Bangkok and Khon Kaen, resulting in fruitful discussions on the development of smart and sustainable cities in Thailand. H.E. Dr. Arkom Termpittayapaisith,…

Danish start-up Ernit, Nordic participation at Singapore FinTech Festival 2017

Singapore FinTech Festival returned for its second year during 13-17 November 2017, with strong Nordic participation, including Danish and Swedish fintech delegations. Singapore is a financial hub and ranks as fourth on the Global Financial Centre Index 2017. Singapore’s Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) organised this massive festival as a way for the City State…

Thammasat first university to use Swedish Husqvarna grass mowers

On 14 November Thammasat University gathered the media as well as various university representatives to announce the official delivery of Husqvarna’s (Sweden) Robotic Automovers to be used for the upkeep of the football field lawn at the Bangkok Campus. Assistant Professor Dr Prinya Thaewnarumitkul, who also holds the position as Vice Rector for Administration and…

Denmark and Singapore strengthen promising fintech collaboration

Denmark attended Singapore FinTech Festival with a big delegation as a continuation of intentions to establish fintech (financial technology) collaborations and expand business opportunities further, following two MoUs signed between Denmark and Singapore earlier in the year. And Copenhagen FinTech’s CEO returned back home mighty impressed. Back in May Copenhagen FinTech and Singapore Fintech Hub…

Nordic countries: all top-ten competitive economies

Every year, the World Competitiveness Center at the Swiss business school IMD published its ranking on the competitiveness of countries. This year, Denmark takes second place, Finland 5th, Norway 7th, and Sweden gets in at 9th. Europe dominates the top-ten 2017 list, but in top-fifteen both Hong Kong and Singapore are to be found, at…

Fifa World Cup 2018: calls for celebration with ScandAsia

In the morning of 15 November it was clear that no less than three Nordic national football teams had qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals in Football in Russia, to take place on 14 June – 15 July 2018. Sweden had in the process progressed at the expense of Italy, and the Danish Vikings…

Sweden’s education minister visited Indonesia, Singapore

International cooperation between higher education institutions and world-class teacher training programmes were in focus when Swedish Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson visited Indonesia and Singapore on 3–6 October. In Indonesia, Ms Hellmark Knutsson met Minister for Technology, Research and Higher Education Muhammad Nasir to discuss international cooperation on higher education and…