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Gregers Møller

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

Denmark and Sweden: Very different Covid reactions

Denmark and Sweden are neighbors but have taken very different measures to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus. While the Danish Government has implemented a lock-down of the country by turning away people at the borders that have no essential need to enter Denmark, closed schools and public offices and urged private companies to…

Party of the Century: Scandinavian Society Siam celebrates 100 Years

Scandinavian Society Siam celebrated its 100 Year Anniversary in magnificent style on 5 March 2020 – exactly on the same day as Dansk Samfund Siam was established one hundred years ago in a completely different world. The location was God’s gift to the organizers: The Glass House in old Nai Lert Park Heritage Home garden…

Sweden-Southeastasia Summit Cancelled

Team Sweden in South East Asia has decided to cancel the “Sweden-Southeast Asia Business Summit” scheduled to be held in Singapore on February 13-14, 2020. The reason is the corona virus outbreak which the Singaporean health authorities have upgraded to Code Orange. That is the second highest alert level (explained here: https://www.moh.gov.sg/diseases-updates/being-prepared-for-a-pandemic ) “In consultation with…

Amazing 100 Year Anniversary of Scandinavian Society Siam: What are you waiting for?

Scandinavian Society Siam invites all Nordic people and people related to the Nordic countries to join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Society on Thursday 5th of March 2020 in Bangkok. The great party will take place in the Glass House in Nai Lert Park Heritage Home in the middle of Bangkok, surrounded…

New steak restaurant and pizzeria at Hotel Mermaid Bangkok

Hotel Mermaid Bangkok celebrated on Saturday 18 January the Grand Opening of a new restaurant at the hotel, FOGO Asia Steak House. At the same time, the BELLA NONNA Pizzeria opened.on the front terrace of the hotel. FOGO Asia will offer Brazilian Churrascaria  BBQ when it is best and in a way this is a return…

The story of Carsten Dencker Nielsen

Carsten Dencker Nielsen was the last managing director of East Asiatic Company, the Danish trading company that up into the 1980’s was the largest Danish corporation. Before he died in February 2019, he had managed to complete a book about his adventurous life written with the assistance of two authors, Martin Jes Iversen and Camilla…

Danish Honorary Consulate opens in Cambodia

Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia. The post is unpaid and the consul is not employed or posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but appointed in his own capacity…

Norway wants increased access to China’s seafood market

Norway is working on getting increased market access for Norwegian seafood to China says Harald T. Nesvik, Norwegian minister of Fisheries and Seafood, after a meeting on 31 October 2019 in Beijing with Deputy Minister Zhang Jiwen. Zhang is Deputy Minister of the General Administration of Customs to China, which regulates the import of food…

Shanghai Daily portrays Finnish ‘Hungry in Shanghai’

Mona Weber, a Finnish business entrepreneur, interior designer and the founder of several brands and companies, who in 2018 moved to Shanghai, was on 27 October 2019 portrayed by Shanghai Daily. In an Q&A column, Mona Weber, tells about her newly launched dining guide called “Hungry in Shanghai.” “The restaurant scene in Shanghai is very…