Sofia Flittner

Sofia Flittner

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

Copenhagen ideal as hub for Japanese tech-startups

Japan is globally known as a technologically advanced country. The Japanese economy, which is one of the largest in the world, is based mostly on technology, and Japanese technology businesses sell their solutions to the rest of the world. It would be natural to expect an excellent and flourishing environment that allows startup to grown…

Greta Thunberg support Filipino campaign against the new Anti-Terror law

The prominent Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has joined the Filipino opposition against the new Anti-Terror Bill (ATB) in the Philippines. The President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duerte, signed on 3 July 2020 the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. The new law had already met much criticism from law- and civic groups and activists due to…

Singapore, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland amongst most powerful passports

A new ranking by the Henley Passport Index shows that Singapore and the Scandinavian countries have some of the most powerful passports in the world. The Henley Passport Index releases an annual ranking of the most powerful passports in the world, based on how many destinations the holder can enter without a visa. Citizens with…

Asia dominates top 100 list of best universities worldwide

Universities in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan take several top spots in the newly published list of the best universities in the world. Only two Scandinavian universities made it into the top 100. The list is made and published by the site Top Universities. The top two universities are both in the same…

Denmark reopens several visa application centers in Asia

After three months of suspension, several Danish Consular authorities have resumed their acceptance of visa applications, reports Schengen Visa Info News. You can file an application for a Danish student visa, work visa and residence permit in the Visa Applications Centers (VACS) in Bangkok (Thailand), Taipei (Taiwan) and Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon (Vietnam). The VAC…

Danish Weilbach to provide IMDG courses in Singapore

The Danish nautical charts supplier Weilbach has been approved by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to deliver and supply International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. As the name implies, the code is about handling dangerous goods for shipment by sea properly and safely to prevent incidents that puts lives, property and the…

Export webinar: Meeting the new Danish ambassador to Thailand

The new Danish ambassador designate in Thailand Jon Thorgaard had on 17 June 2020 his first public appearance during the webinar ‘Denmark Means Business’. The webinar was hosted as a collaboration between the Royal Embassy of Denmark and the Thai-Danish Chamber of Commerce. The panel of the webinar consisted of the ambassador designate, Jon Thorgaard,…