Gregers Møller

Editor-in-Chief • ScandAsia Publishing Co., Ltd. • Bangkok, Thailand

Finnish-Singaporean study show Mindfulness works against stress

Researchers from Singapore Management University (SMU), the Hanken School of Economics, Finland; and two American universities have carried out a study titled ‘Overworked and Under-Resourced: A Mindfulness Intervention for Middle Manager Well-Being’. The study set out to prove and did indeed find that Mindfulness training can help middle managers cope with the stress and emotional…

Danes receiving pension in Thailand rose to 572 in 2018

A total of 572 Danes were receiving their pension in Thailand in 2018. Fifteen years earlier, in 2003, there were only 46 Danish pensioners in Thailand. The 572 Danish pensioners are a small group among the 57.500 Danes who today receive their pension outside of Denmark. This number was around 25.000 pensioners fifteen years ago…

Foreign Chambers says TM30 creates negative views about Thailand

The Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce in Thailand issued on 29 August a press release calling for what it diplomatically calls a “structured rationalization, with significant changes, to the TM.30 (or 24 hour reporting) requirement,” because it is hurting the country. Since the Immigration Bureau earlier this year started enforcing the TM30 found in an…

Dane saved thousands of Chinese at Nanjing massacre

Bernhard Arp Sindberg, a Dane who happened to be in Nanjing during the Japanese imperial army’s massacre on soldiers and civilians in Nanjing in 1937, rescued thousands of Chinese from being killed or raped. While Sindberg is well-known in China for his deed, he is only now becoming recognized in Denmark as a national hero.…

Finnish tourist dead in Pai

A Finnish national was Tuesday morning found dead in his hotel room in Pai, Mae Hong Son Province in northern Thailand. The deceased is identified as 65-year old Kari Aleksander Rajasalo. Acccording to the Tourist Police Division 2 Facebook page, Mr. Rajasalo had arrived Thailand on 18 August and checked into the Yokmaneedoi resort in…

Nature attracts Swedish tourists to Sabah

Malaysia’s vibrant nature with its tropical climate and lush green forests is the main attraction for Swedish travellers, Dag Juhlin Dannfelt, Sweden’s Ambassador to Malaysia, told Sabah’s Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal during a visit to Sabah. He said the beautiful islands in Sabah are already frequently visited by Swedish tourists. “Malaysia has…

Coming up: Official opening and blessing of new Norwegian Church in Pattaya

The new Norwegian Church in Pattaya will officially be inaugurated and blessed on Thursday 5 September 2019. The program starts at 12.00 with speeches and reading of greetings from overseas. Around 13.00 the consecration Christ service will start presided over by Ørnulf Steen, Secretary General of the Norwegian Seamen’s Church.   After the service there…

Thai tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

Thai Tourism to focus on Nordic visitors

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has set up a project called “Bringing New Shades of Thailand to Nordic Travellers” which is targeting tourists from the Nordic countries, writes The Nation. TAT governor Yuthasak Supasorn and director of the TAT office in Stockholm Eurblarp Sriphiromya are piloting the project covering the four countries, namely Sweden,…