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Zazithorn Ruengchinda

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

Norwegian ambassador attended religions for peace forum in Myanmar

The Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Tone Tinnes attended on 14-15 November 2019 the opening ceremony of 3rd Religions for Peace Advisory Forum on National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar. The forum brings together senior leaders from Myanmar government including H.E. State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, diverse religious communities, ethnic organizations, political parties and civil…

Consulate general of Finland to Hong Kong tells Finns to avoid demonstrations

Consulate General of Finland in Hong Kong and Macao advised on 19th November 2019 Finnish visitors and residence in Hong Kong to avoid demonstration areas. “Violent clashes have also occurred in the context of demonstrations. Avoid demonstration areas and follow local media for updates. Demonstrations can cause disturbances in traffic and flights to and from…

Koenigsegg cooperates with Chinese investor to expand in electric car market.

Koenigsegg, a Swedish supercar maker together with The Evergrande group, a Chinese property development group are planning to expand together in EV car productions in 2020-21. Eariler in January 2019, the Evergrande group invested over US$300m in a new venture, acquired 20% of shares with Swedish supercar maker Koenigsegg, acquired 51% of shares in National…

Danish artist featuring interactive light arts at Sentosa Cove Singapore

Sentosa’s Island Lights, showcasing installations by local and international artists, takes place at Sentosa Cove Village Singapore until Dec 31. Among the artists, you will find Singaporean Danis artist Tina Fung. Tina Fung was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. She began as an interior designer in London before moving to Singapore in 2010, she…

Swedish ambassador to Cambodia received by The King

Mr Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his credential letters to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia on 7 November 2019. Ambassador Häggmark was accompanied at the royal audience by members of the Embassy’s diplomatic staff. The ceremony marks the starting point for official contacts between the ambassador and the Royal…

Norwegian offshore service company announced their closure

Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO), a Norwegian offshore service company, has announced that by February 2020 it will be closing its wholly owned subsea services subsidiary, Swire Seabed AS as a result of the effects of the prolonged industry downturn. After that, the operation will be relocated to its Singapore office. The inspection, maintenance and repair…

Finland and Singapore to collaborate on smart technology for the marine sector

The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore’s PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the creation of smart technologies for the marine sector.The signing ceremony was attended by Finland’s Minister of Economic Affairs, the Finnish Ambassador to Singapore, the Singapore Ambassador to Finland, and top executives from both Wärtsilä and PSA Marine.The Letter of Intent was…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

Norwegian ambassador meets Myanmar’s Minister for Electricity and Energy

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing received Norwegian Ambassador to Myanmar H.E. Tone Tinnes at his office in Nay Pyi Taw on 14th November 2019. During the meeting, they discussed Norwegian assistance to Myanmar in the areas of hydropower technologies, drawing grid code in power distribution, environmental and social management and English…