Mette Larsen

Mette Larsen

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

Norwegian MHWirth to deliver $80M Drilling Equipment Package for Chinese Drillship

Norwegian drilling solutions provider MHWirth, has secured an order valued at about USD 80 million to deliver a drilling equipment package for a Chinese drillship. MHWirth is part of Asastor, a Norway-based oilfield services investment company. The company will deliver topside drilling equipment to be installed onboard a drillship operated by China’s Guangzhou Marine Geological…

China’s Xpeng delivers first batch of smart electric cars to Norway

The Guangzhou-based company Xpeng Motors will directly deliver 100 G3 SUVs to individual buyers in Norway. It’s the first time the company delivers the Chinese-made smart EVs directly to individual customers in Europe.  The deliveries may open the door for Chinese electric vehicle start-ups such as Xpeng, NOI and Li Auto, to target EV-mature markets…

New focus on Danish charity ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Singapore

Causes Week 2020 runs this year from Dec 20 to 25. It shines a light on various individuals and groups in Singapore, and shows how they are making a difference through their chosen causes within the community. Since August, Cycling Without Age Singapore, a charity which takes seniors from nursing homes and senior activity centers…

The food truck Kao Thai by Chef Polla brings Thai food to you in Denmark

Pornkanok Kiattichaikorn (Polla) from Thailand has combined her dream of cooking with the desire to meet people with her new food truck ‘Kao Thai by Chef Polla’ that drives around the Triangle Region of Denmark: Kolding – Fredericia – Vejle. With all the travel restrictions currently in place combined with new Covid-19 restrictions in Denmark,…

Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and Tencent Music launch collaborative cross-border album

The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beijing and China’s online music entertainment platform, Tencent Music Entertainment Group, has partnered up to launch a collaborative cross-border music album called ‘Norwegian Special: Northern Lights’.  The album introduces classic, innovative Norwegian songs to the Chinese audiences, and promotes dialogue between Chinese and Norwegian musicians. The goal of the album…

Huawei’s Danish Communication Manager quits his job after revelations regarding face recognition of Uighurs

Danish Communication Manager for the Chinese telecom giant Huawei Tommy Zwicky has announced on Twitter that he has resigned his position. The announcement comes after it was revealed in The Washington Post, that Huawei has tested a face recognition technology that has been able to identify Uighurs, an oppressed ethnic minority in China. Tommy Zwicky…

Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok on Christmas Eve

The Church of Sweden in Bangkok invites together with the Church of Denmark in Thailand to the annual traditional  Scandinavian Christmas service in Bangkok. The Scandinavian Christmas service will consists of gospel reading in Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Danish together with singing the traditional Christmas hymns. After the service, Scandinavian Society Siam is sponsoring a…

First Exhibition by Danish artist Michael Kvium in Thailand

Tang Contemporary Art at River City Bangkok presents these days the “Duo Solo Exhibition Of Michael Kvium & Christian Lemmerz”. It is the first art show in Thailand by the highly recognized Danish and German Artists.  The Danish artist Michael Kvium exhibit oil-on-canvas paintings in Baroque style inspired by universal conflicts such as the body,…

The Norwegian School in Singapore now offers learning to children from the age of 3 years old

As a new initiative, The Norwegian School in Singapore (Norskeskolen i Singapore) now offers classes in Norwegian to young children from the age of 3 years old.  Their target group is Norwegian children between 3-15 years old living in Singapore who want to maintain and develop their Norwegian language skills alongside their international schooling.  According…

Finnwatch calls out Finnish firms for “unsustainable” cinnamon sourcing in Indonesia

According to a new report recently released by Finnwatch, a Finnish civic organization focused on global corporate responsibility, logging related to harvesting cinnamon threatens Indonesian biodiversity.  Finnwatch examined the origin of cinnamon sold in the Finnish market from Finnish companies such as Meria and Paulig and how its sustainability is monitored. Most of Meira and…