Sigrid Friis Neergaard

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

Future in Denmark looks promising for deported children

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The future for deported children from mainly Thailand and Indonesia might soon look brighter if Mattias Tesfaye, Danish Minister of Immigration and Integration is to be trusted. Since Denmark elected a new Prime Minister in June and the government has been formed, promises have been made left and right. Mattias Tesfaye has also made one…

Astri is in love with Myanmar: Hoping the tourists will return

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Entering the Sule Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, is overwhelming. The high-ceilinged lobby is adorned with intimidating columns and large armchairs. An excessive chandelier lights up the huge room. It bears a resemblance of colonial times. This is the place Norwegian Astri Hole Fredriksen has chosen for the interview. When she first visited Myanmar…

Scandinavian and Asian islands make it to top 10 list

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Wondering where to spend your next holiday? If you’re looking to relax by the beach or explore stunning sceneries, CNN’s list of beautiful islands to visit across the globe might just be of interest. From crystal clear water and bounty beaches to snowy landscapes and towering mountains the list includes inspiration for every taste. Among…

Vietnamese student Swedish Ambassador for a day

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Imagine being ambassador for a day. For 20-year-old Phuong Anh, Vietnamese student at Hanoi National University of Education, imagination became reality when she got to be the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam for the day on 3 October 2019. The student borrowed the title from Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe as part of a global campaign called…

Tuborg gives Laotians chance to win trip to Denmark

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Danish Carlsberg’s beer brand Tuborg has invited Laotians to participate in competition for a trip to five countries including Denmark according to The Drum. The competition is part of the campaign ‘Open to More’, launched by Tuborg. It is part of the company’s new strategy to be more local. The campaign in Laos urges people…

CEO unhappy Chinese company to expand Swedish metro

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The Stockholm metro is due to expand with a new line, and the state-owned Chinese company China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) has won the bid to a procurement contract. CRTG has to fork out 28 USD for three tunnels for the preparatory work of the new metro line according to business newssite Dagens industri. While…

Nordic ambassadors call for green energy in Indonesia

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The respective ambassadors from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark in Indonesia have taken it upon them to show the South-East Asian nation that renewable energy is within reach without costing a fortune according to Jakarta Post. The mission follows Indonesia earlier expressed desire to follow in the foot-steps of the Nordics in investing in green…

IKEA recalls children’s bib: Risk of choking

IKEA has recalled MATVRÅ Blue/Red 2-pack bib for children worldwide as there is a choking risk, the company has announced in a press release. This includes the firm’s retail stores in Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The hazard was discovered through two incidents in Norway and the UK respectively, where the button…