Scandinavian Business in Asia News

Khao Lak, Thailand, lifestyle destination update

The by northern Europeans much loved destination of Khao Lak is suffering another setback but it is only a matter of time before everyone will once again be able to return to this seaside paradise. The very fact that more international brands have come on board or are about open up there is telling evidence…

TAT survey: Finns not likely to travel to Thailand if quarantine continues

A new survey conducted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) showed that the vast majority of Finns request a removal of the 14-day quarantine or they simply will not travel to Thailand. The results in TAT’s survey, which was conducted with several groups of foreigners, plays a key role in TAT’s efforts of implementing…

Danish group CIP promotes new wind energy project in Vietnam

The Danish group Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) with its partners from Asiapetro and Novasia promotes the construction of the new wind energy project, La Gan offshore wind power project in Binh Thuan province of Central Vietnam. The project is planned to be developed over a long period and once the installation of a system with…

Norwegian Yara International ASA joins industry-led project in Singapore

Norwegian chemical company Yara International ASA has in cooperation with The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) joined an industry-led project to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions, writes Reuters. The two companies will work on the project called ‘Castor Initiative’ together with existing members including Lloyd’s…

Finnish Nokia secures 5G order from Philippines’ Globe Telecom

According to a statement from Finnish Nokia, telecom network equipment maker, the company has secured an order from Filipino company Globe Telecom to build a 5G network to the Philippines’ second and third largest islands Mindanao and Visayas. Nokia which brands itself as “an innovative global leader in 5G, networks and phones” will also upgrade…

Danish embassy Singapore invited to Maritime Innovation online

On 22 February 2021 the Danish embassy in Singapore invited to an online event on zero carbon shipping, that read: How do we attract top tech-talents to break down barriers towards zero carbon shipping? How can policy makers create a smoother runway for adoption of tech whilst the industry defines new sustainable pathways? And are…

HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards open for nomination

The Royal Danish Embassy in Singapore invited on 23 February 2021 companies to nominate candidate for the prestigious award “HRH Crown Prince Frederik International Business Awards” by 31 March. The award is given to a company, person, agent, distributor or a Danish subsidiary that has delivered an outstanding effort in promoting sustainable Danish products, services…

Danish WHO researcher claims to be misquoted & Thailand rejects speculation

Earlier this week, Danish daily Politiken cited Danish epidemiologist Thea Fischer saying that the coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand and questioning whether Chatuchak was indeed “the place that brought the coronavirus to Wuhan.” Coconuts Bangkok can now report that Thea Fischer has explained via Twitter that she was not quoted correctly by…

Swede buys Bugatti Chiron replica made from scrap metal in Thailand

A Swedish national has just purchased a Bugatti Chiron built entirely by hand using only scrap metals from Scrap Metal Art Thailand. Scrap Metal Art Thailand is located about two hours east of Bangkok and CB Media recently had the opportunity to check out the facility and was blown away by what they found. The…

Denmark supported workshop on statistics in Vietnam

The Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam supported a workshop on 22 February 2021 to discuss Vietnam Statistical Development Strategy for the period 2021-2030 and vision to 2045 with a focus on social and environmental statistics. The workshop was organized by the General Statistics Office (GSO). It gathered more than 90 participants from various departments of…