Sigrid Friis Neergaard

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

New Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong: A dream come true

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30-year-old Danish Lars Emil Bolt had only just finished his degree in theological studies and started a temporary job as a pastor in Glostrup, Denmark, when the dream job was posted. Chaplain at the Danish Seamen’s Church in Hong Kong. “I always dreamt of going overseas,” says Lars Emil Bolt. “And if I had to…

Volvo to promote safer roads in Philippines

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The Swedish carmaker Volvo launches project in Philippines called Safe Roads for road safety. According to Carmudi Philippines, the program is part of Volvo’s vision of having no casualties or injured in new Volvos by 2020. The program involves raising road-safety awareness through visible road and traffic signage in Manila. The carmaker especially wishes to reach…

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…