Mette Larsen

Mette Larsen

ScandAsia Journalist • Scandinavian Publishing Co., Ltd. • Thailand

Telenor ordered to shut down nationwide by Myanmar authorities

According to a recent statement from Norway-based Telenor Group, the telecommunications provider was ordered by the Myanmar Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) to shut down services nationwide. Telenor Group is a major telecommunications provider in Myanmar and stated on Saturday that the MoTC had directed all mobile operators to temporarily shut down the data…

TuSimple and Scania to test Autonomous Trucks on Swedish Highways

Chinese-U.S. developer of autonomous vehicles TuSimple has been granted permission by the Swedish Transport Agency to test self-driving trucks on the E4 motorway between Södertälje and Jönköping in Sweden. The so-called ‘Hub2hub transportation’ which is driving on the motorway between reloading centers, will occur in collaboration with European truck OEM Scania. TuSimple is a key…

China’s Xpeng to deliver second batch of smart EV cars to Norway

Xpeng, Chinese smart electric vehicle company, is marking another step in its international market development with another shipment of G3 SUV’s to Norway. XPeng recently announced that the second batch of over 200 G3 smart electric SUVs for the European market is now on its way to Norway. The second batch follows the successful customer…

Top Asian and Nordic Escapist hotels featuring luxury in the countryside

A new trend amongst a wave of hotels is seen offering a spectacular alternative to a traditional hotel building with corridors. The new initiative allows guests a taste of off-grid living while still being able to order room service. The so-called escapist hotels offer guests to sleep in individual luxury cabins set amid spectacular landscapes…

Swedish Foreo proceeds with Chinese travel retail expansion strategy

Swedish beauty technology company Foreo proceeds with the brand’s aggressive Chinese travel retail expansion strategy with the opening of a counter at DFS Group and Shenzhen Duty-Free Group’s new downtown duty-free retail complex in Haikou Mission Hills, Hainan. According to The Moodie Davitt Report, The Swedish brand’s Global Travel retail team is rooted in Shanghai,…

Sjømannskirken in Pattaya resumes all activities

Sjømannskirken in Pattaya has announced that from February the church is back with their normal schedule and activities with infection control rules still in place. The announcement via Sjømannskirken’s Facebook status page states that the church will resume all activities from 3 February onwards. Activities include Sunday services, Children’s group’s events and evening and dinner…

Rugby School Thailand appoints Swedish Elite coach and Swedish Olympian swimmer

Rugby School Thailand has welcomed Swedish Elite coach Sebastian Marko-Varga and his wife 4-time Olympian swimmer Ida Marko-Varga. Late summer last year the couple sold everything they owned in Sweden and moved to Thailand with their two children to work at the private co-educational British international school, Rugby School Thailand, in Chonburi Thailand. Sebastian Marko-Varga is…

Finnish Wärtsilä and China Huaneng to develop sustainable power generation

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement with China Huaneng Group’s provincial subsidiary Huaneng Jiangsu to work on renewable energy development in Jiangsu, China. Using the internal combustion engine technology, the agreement aims to develop more sustainable and flexible power generation enabling a more renewable resources integration into the…

Denmark withdraws aid to Myanmar government after coup

Since 2016, Denmark has provided around DKK 250 million in development aid to Myanmar, and in 2020 alone, the Danish state gave DKK 23 million to the Myanmar government. The recent military coup in the country has however been met with international condemnation by the world’s political leaders and Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofoed took to…

ATEA case: Thailand trips used to corrupt former Danish government official

Another chapter in the so-called ATEA case, also referred to as the largest bribery case involving public employees in Danish history, has recently been closed. ATEA, Nordic IT infrastructure company is counted as the leading supplier of IT infrastructure and system integration in the Nordic and Baltic regions with thousands of employees and present in…