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Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne

Danish tech companies seizes the Vietnam aquaculture market

Two new systems for sustainable fish farming just opened in the Vietnam Mekong Delta. The systems stables the foothold for Danish companies and enhance export to the region while making fish production greener, Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states in a press release. Fish farming in Vietnam is progressing in high pace but the traditional farming facilities…

A hot weekend – Swedish-Vietnamese ties are getting stronger

A statue of former Swedish prime minister, Olof Palme, was inaugurated in Hanoi on Thursday June 2. This was the starting pistol to a weekend of diplomatic charm offensive where strong ties between Swedish and Vietnam have become even stronger. The statue was raised in the new building of the Central Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatrics – a hospital…

“It’s pay or die” – More Thai-Swedes joins battle for health care

More Swedes unite in Thailand battling for national health insurance rights. Swedish expat organizations in Hua Hin and Phuket earlier this year send a letter to Swedish Minister for Health Care, Gabriel Wikström, pledging their discontent about the national health insurance not covering health services in Thailand. Now the newly founded association “Svenskar in Udon”…

The moment to tap the Philippine furniture market is now

The Philippine economy is a thundering train and it is about time for the Nordic design and furniture companies to get on board, Joni Koro, project manager at Nordic Business Council Philippines and founder of GRØN Design Solutions, says. “The sheer amount of new office, retail and residential developments is staggering. Although I have lived…

Danish Asia Correspondent wins media-award in Denmark

Danish Bangkok-based journalist, Anya Palm, wins the Nairobi-award 2016, an annual award given to a person, group or organization that brings stories about development countries forth in Danish media. She won the prize for a series of articles printed in the Danish Magazine Udvikling. The investigation of the widespread and public accepted racism among monks in Southeast Asia,…

Ambassador met with Danes in Udon Thani

For the very first time in his soon six years’ ambassador period, Mikael Hemniti Winther, officially met the Danish expat community in Udon Thani and the nearby regions of Northeast Thailand. The ‘meet and greet’-arrangement took place at the Good Corner, a Danish-owned restaurant owned by 4-years Udon-resident, Jytte Rasmussen. The ambassador was flanked by…

From Himmelev to Hong Kong – New Danish Priest speaks out

Two near-death experiences in four weeks pushed him into the world of theology. Only 34-years old he’s now the new priest at Hong Kong’s Danish Seamen’s Church. Meet Anders Skaaning Andersen the young priest that got the job of his dreams.  T-shirt, jeans, Nike-sneakers, a sports cap and a fashionable nordic beard. Anders is nothing like…