Sofia Flittner

Sofia Flittner

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

Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…

Indonesia to receive $56 million reward from Norway for reducing emission

Indonesia will receive a $56 million fund from Norway as a reward for the Southeast Asian country’s efforts and success in reducing deforestation and carbon emission, reports the Indonesian daily The Jakarta Post. The Indonesian effort and Norwegian reward are under the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme. “The grant is a…

Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Pattaya continues to give back to Thai locals

The Norwegian Seamen’s Church’s weekly event handing out food packages to Thai locals in Pattaya, distributed on 21 May 2020 a record breaking 3.000 packages. As each package contains produce and ingredients equivalent to 10 meals, the Church in effect distributed 30.000 meals, announces the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in its newsletter. Volunteers from Kohn Norway…

Overview: Nordic food in Bangkok and Pattaya

Danes, Swedes, Finns and Norwegians have rich opportunities in finding a little slice of their homeland while in Thailand through familiar and comforting cuisines. Several Nordic-focused restaurants and web-shops has recently opened in Bangkok and Pattaya to supplement the ones that were here for many years. This is an overview of Scandinavian restaurants, web-shops- and…

Sweden has closed all Confucius Institutes and Classrooms

The deteriorating bilateral ties between Sweden and China has resulted in closure of all Confucius Institutes in Sweden – making the Scandinavian country the first country in Europe to close all institutes and classrooms. The decision has been prompted by growing Swedish concern regarding Chinese security, disregard for human rights violations, oppression of ethnic- and…

Vietnam to bring back Vietnamese citizens from Scandinavia and SEA-countries

The government of Vietnam has announced 17 May their plans to bring back Vietnamese citizens stuck all over the globe, according to the Saigon-based Vietnamese daily Saigon Online. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has arranged 21 flights to bring back Vietnamese citizens from 18 May to 15 June. Vietnam Airlines will collaborate with…

Danish business to open office in Vietnam

The Danish company Copenhagen Offshore Partners are opening an office in the Vietnamese capitol Hanoi. The Scandinavian company provides project development, construction and operational management services to offshore wind projects. The Danish company has hired their first two Vietnamese employees; Development- and Commercial Manager Khanh Duong and Finance Manager Giang Phung, reports the online news…