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Frederik Guy Hoff Sonne

Danish TV-show funds projects in SEA

Saturday the 6th February 2016 Danish public service broadcaster, DR, was airing the annual charity show, Danmarks Indsamling 2016. The final donations ended on 97 million DKK earmarked to help people in extreme poverty. 13.5 millions are estimated to aid two projects in Cambodia and Laos. DanChurchAid, DCA, tells ScandMedia that they expect to receive up…

Nordic festival in Pattaya was “surprisingly” successful

Thanks to an extraordinary and genuine interest from the Scandinavians in Pattaya, a new Nordic Music festival in the city exceeds all expectations according to its organizers. “The Orange feeling”, tagline from world famous Danish music festival, Roskilde Festival, might as well be the slogan attached to a new musical initiative taking place in New Nordic…

Finnair links giant flights to Asia routes

Finnair introduces their New Airbus 350 to fly more routes Europe and Asia. The world’s latest wide-body jet will do the long flights to Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The airline is famous for its ambition to be the European gateway to Asia and already have Airbus 350s in service on the routes to Shanghai and Bangkok, introduced in…

Danish Ambassador in Singapore leaves this summer

Berit Basse, Danish Ambassador in Singapore, is leaving the embassy this summer after four years of service due to a larger Ambassador shuffle. She will be replaced by Dorte Bech Vizard, currently Director in the Danish Foreign Affairs department, Invest in Denmark and Innovation. In an interview from 15th of October 2012, back when she…

Danish Ambassador in Bangkok moves to Dhaka

Mikael Hemniti Winther, the Danish Ambassador in Bangkok,​ is set move to Bangladesh in the shuffle of Danish ​ambassadors this summer. ​​The Ambassador has been ​accredited as the Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia since the 4th of January 2011. Until the opening of a new embassy in Yangon also to Myanmar. ​In diplomatic circles…

Finnair join forces with Finnish Hong Kong-chef

Hong Kong local and Finnish masterchef, Jaako Sorsa, of FINDS Restaurant & Bar is the man behind Finnair’s new signature dishes for the Hong Kong-Helsinki business class service. Inspired by contemporary Finnish traditions and authentic Nordic taste, Finnair created the new menu in partnership with Executive Chef Jaakko Sorsa of FINDS Restaurant & Bar in…

Popular Nordic Ice Cream-Trucks are coming to China

Every Scandinavians childhood memory is coming to China. The popular Danish-owned ice cream-truck company, Hjem-is, has agreed to a begin an icy business adventure in China. In cooperation with the Chinese company, Zouping Fukai, the adventure aims to open 500 ice cream-cafés within a few years. There are currently no plans to copy the concept…

Sweden support Thai police in the case of disappeared bookseller

Sweden takes new steps in the controversial disappearance of Gui Minhai. On 17 October 2015 Gui Minhai, a Swedish citizen and book publisher, vanished from his apartment in Pattaya. Four months later, on 17 January 2016, it was revealed that the Hong Kong resident and Chinese born, Gui Minhai, was in custody of Chinese officials.…