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Norwegian and Swedish jazz bands on Bangkok stage

The Urban Connection from Norway and the Swedish Jazz Kings have performed at the Bangkok’s sixth annual International Music and Dance Festival on October 6 at Thailand Cultural Center.       Upon such festival, ScandAsia has an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians from the two bands.       Urban Connection is the first to…

Finland provides solar energy to Malaysia

The Finnish Embassy provided the solar energy systems to the settlement of 18 families in orang asli settlement in Tapah.       Prior to the availability of solar electricity, the village used kerosene lamps to light up their home at night, where the fuel is very expensive.       Finland’s ambassador to Malaysia Lauri Korpinen launched the…

Danish Bluetooth to hit Thai market

Jabra, the Danish manufacturers of hand-free communication devices launches its latest Bluetooth headset FS258 to penetrate Thai market.       William Skelton, Jabra’s vice president for Asia-Pacific sales and marketing expects the FS258 to earn the company visibility in the market. Although Jabra is an unfamiliar brand in Southeast Asia, Skelton is confident that once users…

An ordinary girl turns extraordinary

     “I entered the beauty pageant mainly because of my mom and my aunt,” Sandra says.      “They said that I should start doing something useful instead of spending most of the time in front of the computer,” Sandra adds.      The 20 year old Sandra’s younger sister, Natalie Styberg, has already for some years been a popular…

Scandinavian Church airs movies monthly

The Scandinavian church in Bangkok hosts a movie night showing Scandinavian films every month for an entertainment and get together purpose.       The church began airing Scandinavian films last year in 2003, where Danish, Swedish and Norwegian films are showed. Finnish films are not available yet but the church plans to expand its variety of…

An ordinary girl turns extraordinary

Alexandra or Sandra Styberg is half Thai half Danish. And on 21 August she became the second runner up for Miss Thailand World 2004.       “I entered the beauty pageant mainly because of my mom and my aunt,” Sandra says.       “They said that I should start doing something useful instead of spending most of…

Finnair’s new traveling campaign

Finnair launches faster and more frequent flights from Asia to Europe to serve the fast-growing business from the East.       Finland’s newly extended Helsinki-Vantaa Airport has made Finnair to start a new trend in flying from Asia to Europe. Because 57% of the passengers are on flights to and from Asia, the airport expands its…

Sweden funds VN poverty reduction project

Sweden funded 210 billion VND under the project entitled “Sharing” for the Ministry of Planning and Investment to organize a training course on building a socio-economic development plan in the central province of Quang Tri in Viet Nam.       The training course was held in August, where nearly 100 communal officials in Vinh Linh and…

Vietnamese Day in Sweden to be held

The Swedish Embassy and the Comvik International Viet Nam AB (CIV) announced in Hanoi that a “Vietnamese Day in Sweden” will be held in Stockholm on November 8, 2004.       The day aims to introduce the Vietnamese culture and opportunities for investment cooperation between the two countries. In addition, films of Viet Nam and its…