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Anders Bo Andersen Intern at ScandAsia Thailand Twitter: @andersboand91 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/anders.andersen.14 Blog: https://theduckpond2016.wordpress.com/

Malaysian activist gets permanent recidence in Sweden

On 19 July 2016, the Malaysian student activist, Ali Abdul Jalil, was granted permanent residence in Sweden after fleeing Malaysia because of sedition charges. “My request for asylum has been granted. Thank you Sweden for the PR status, I love Sweden so much,” he wrote in a Facebook positing following the permit to stay in Sweden. Ali fled…

Swedish Ambassador honoured in Vietnam

On July 15, the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, Camilla Mellander received the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia at a ceremony in Hanoi. The award was granted by the The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO). The insignia was presented by Vu Xuan Hong, chairman of the VUFO, who praised Mellander for promoting the bilateral ties between Sweden…

Finnair partners with Chinese travel platform

On 20 July 2016, Finnair signed a strategic partnership with Alitrip, a fast growing Chinese online travel service. Finnair projects the partnership to bring around 3000 Chinese tourists to Finland during the winter months and bring a boost to Finnish tourism. The partnership includes a a 7-day/5-night package product to Finland and Lapland, visiting Helsinki, Rovaniemi and Ivalo.…

Art Curate, Singapore: Norwegian star as Guest Chef

Esben Holmboe Bang, the Norwegian star Chef, have been announced as the guest chef for the third edition of ‘Art at Curate’ dining series from the 16th to 25th September 2016 at Curate restaurant located at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore. The 33-year old head-chef and co-owner of Norway’s first three-starred Michelin restaurant, Maaemo, located in Oslo, will feature the…

Kamstrup: Delivering smart Danish metering solutions to Thailand

Kamstrup is a world-leading Danish supplier of intelligent or “smart” energy and water metering solutions. The company produces intelligent metering systems that manage electrical and water consumption. It operates globally with own offices in 24 countries around the world. ScandAsia talked to Mr. Jesper Daugaard, Senior Vice President and head of Global Marketing, about Kamstrup and its engagement in Thailand. “In Thailand we mostly…

Travel while working: Life of digital nomads

The Danish couple Nicolaj Jensen and Malene Vinter are on the run. Not from war or persecution, but from the trivialities and stagnation of the everyday life. They are digital nomads; an increasingly popular phenomenon where people travel the world while working. “We love staying on a small island. You can do meetings with customers in…

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…