Nilobon Bantoey

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

“Plogging Event” at Bangsaen Beach by TSCC

On May 25, 2019, Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (TSCC) successfully organized “Plogging Event” where almost 400 kilograms of trash were collected at Bangsaen Beach, one of the popular destinations located in Chonburi province of Thailand. Plogging is a newish fitness craze initiated in Sweden. It is a combination of jogging and plocka upp or “to pick…

IKEA Thailand online store is now open

IKEA Thailand has announced on May 23 that its online store is now launched to facilitate customers across Thailand. According to IKEA Thailand, the customers using online shopping service will meet with the same journey and impression customers get when they visit a physical IKEA store. “We see the potential – it is a potential…

Norwegian Embassy took a trip to Inle Lake

Embassy of Norway in Myanmar together with its implementing partner United Nations Development Programme (UNPD) and the Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) took a field trip to Inle Lake, Myanmar’s second largest fresh water lake located in Shan State. Taking place around May 20-24, 2019, the trip provided the participants with updates about programs…

Danish artist Marianne Klerk’s first exhibition in Penang

Danish artist Marianne Klerk will have her solo show for the first time in Penang, Malaysia. Entitled “House Dialogues in our space”, Klerk’s exhibition will be showcased for FREE at Ome by Spacebar Coffee, a coffeehouse and art exhibition host which is located in Georgetown, Penang. Klerk’s several works will be exhibited for three weeks…

Singapore jumped at the top of world’s competitive economy

For the first time since 2010, Singapore has ranked first in the world’s most competitive economy in 2019, according to an announcement by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) on May 29. Singapore rose from 3rd to 1st spot of the ranking this year followed by Hong Kong and USA coming in the 3rd.…

“Human Rights Networking Event” in Malaysia

Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur hosted “Human Rights Networking Event” and “Buka Puasa” taking place at Norwegian Ambassador’s Residence on Thursday, May 23. The guests attending were representatives from UN, some Malaysian NGO’s, as well as the diplomatic community. The event was opened by the Ambassador of Norway to Malaysia Gunn Jorid Roset who…

Scatec Solar partnered with Vietnam’s MT Energy in 485 MW solar projects

Norwegian-headquartered Scatec Solar has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with a Vietnamese energy company MT Energy (MTE) for 485 MW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) –a technology converting sunlight into direct current electricity. Scatec Solar’s scope of work under the agreement is to develop, finance, construct and operate large-scale solar projects covering three projects located in…