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Google Assistant expanding into Scandinavia and Asia

Google is adding more languages to the digital assistant, Google Assistant. At Mobile World Congress last week the IT-giant announced that Google Assistant will soon be available in seven more languages: Hindi, Indonesian, Dutch, Thai, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish.  On side with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant is slowly making its way into the homes of…

Thai and Danish artists to collaborate on exhibition

‘Art has no language’ is a saying often heard when collaborations between cultures take place. And in only a few weeks a collaboration between Thai artist Torlarp Larpjaroensook and Danish artist Andreas Schulenburg called I-Solated Being will take place at Subashok The Arts Center (SAC). A Thai and a Dane may seem as a strange…

SE Asia and Scandinavia ranks high in 4G access

Both Southeast Asia and Scandinavia ranks relatively high in access to 4G network according to a study made by the connection testing company Open Signal. Basically they monitored 4.852.320 devices around the globe a measure the amount of time they are within a 4G connection. And several of the countries that ScandAsia covers are actually…

Corruption still reigns in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is still among the most corrupt regions in the world and, for the most parts, slowly descending into further corruption, at least according to Transparency International (TI) annual Corruption Perception Index. Every year the NGO releases a survey in which the countries are ranked according to the level of corruption that TI ranks…

Mahidol-Norway Scholarships reception

On 16 February Chargé d’Affaires Vegard Holmelid of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok had the great honor of attending the ‘Mahidol-Norway Scholarships: Thank you reception’ at Mahidol University. As a part of the Norwegian Government’s development policy, Norway has since 2013, in cooperation with Mahidol University, provided scholarships for in all 66 PhD candidates…

Swedish ladies launched Swea Professional Bangkok

The Swedish Women Abroad‘s Bangkok chapter has launched SWEA Professional. This was announced with a kick-off event on 15 November. Swea met at Hotel Pullman Grande Sukhumvit and after a nice networking, including a presentation by the organisation and Swea Professional they divided the attendants into smaller groups to brainstorm. Anna Frummerin, President Swea Bangkok…

Norway, Thai foreign affairs ministries meet in Thailand

On 21 – 22 February Norwegian State Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Marianne Hagen, made the first visit to Thailand at a political level since the coup in 2014, reports the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Bangkok. Her programme entailed both a bilateral visit as well as participation in the UN Global Sustainable Development Goal on Affordable…

Danish Embassy in Bangkok looking for maternaty cover for Consular Department

The Danish Embassy in Bangkok is currently looking for someone to step in for a maternity leave in the Consular Office. The employee will, amongst many others, be assisting Danes in need and handling the relationship between Danes and the Thai government. But if disaster hits, the applicant needs to be ready: “A lot of…