Sigrid Friis Neergaard

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

Chinese tour firms unwilling to pay Norwegian driver salaries

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Chinese tourists are happy to visit Norway and enjoy what the country has to offer except when it means paying for Norwegian services. According to Norwegian Aftenposten, when numerous Chinese and South Korean tourists are pouring out of buses, the license plates are more often than not foreign. The buses are more likely to be…

Singapore invests in sustainable Finnish fiber firm

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Instead of just chucking textile, cardboard and agricultural waste in the bin, Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) turns this otherwise unusable material into new fibres. And now Singapore-based Royal Golden Eagle Pte Ltd (RGE) has decided to chip in by investing in the sustainable project. Investors already include Swedish H&M Group as well as…

All set for Nordic Crayfish Party in Vietnam

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For the 20th time the Nordic Business Community in Ho Chi Minh are hosting an annual Crayfish Party on Saturday 28 September 2019 from 18:00 – 22:00. Crayfish has been imported for the event and will be prepared ‘Swedish style’. Attendees can also look forward to a free flow of Carlsberg, Norwegian Linie Aquavit and…

Norway to assist safe return of Rohingyas

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Norway is ready to assist in efforts to return Rohingyas to their homes in the province of Rakhine State in Western Myanmar, after thousands have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh. Sidsel Bleken, Norwegian ambassador to Bangladesh, told the news media New Age Bangladesh that Norway will join global efforts in a safe and voluntary return of…

Lack of hands for Finnish berry picking after Thai trafficking case

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While raspberries, cranberries and blueberries ripen in Finland, the firms can’t keep up, after Thailand decreased the number of berry picking visas. Where 3,500 Thai were granted a seasonal visa for Finland in 2017, that number decreased to 2,500 in 2018. Merely 2,400 have been allowed to go to the Northern country to pick berries…

Thai Airways cancels flights between Stockholm and Phuket

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If you’re planning on flying from Stockholm to Phuket or vice versa with Thai Airways during your Christmas or Winter vacation you’ll have to find an alternative route. The airline has announced, that flights Stockholm – Phuket and Phuket – Bangkok – Stockholm, or TG963 and TG962 respectively, are cancelled from Thursday 5 December 2019…