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Corona virus: Finnair offers cancellation options to China

Finnair published an official statement regarding change or cancellations policies for travel to China due to Corona virus situation on 25th January 2020. The statement said: Due to the corona virus cases in China, we have made changes to our cancellation and change policies for our flights to and from China during 25 January to…

Fed and kneaded by inmates: Thai prison programme offers food and massage

From the street, it looks like any cute, little restaurant in the Instagram-friendly city Chiang Mai. A wooden arch marks the entrance to a garden with outdoor seating among trees and flowers. The waitresses are dressed in pink uniforms, and lovers can pose for a picture on a bench entailed in a heart. However, there…

Myanmar waste management start up brings positive change

RecyGlo, a waste-management and data analytics startup based in Yangon, Myanmar is planing to expands further into other ASIAN countries. RecyGlo has been part of several accelerator programmes, such as Accelerating Asia in Singapore and Katapult Ocean Accelerator Program in Norway. In February 2019. The startup is currently raising a US$350,000 bridge funding and expects…

EU committee voted in favour of free trade agreement to Vietnam

The EU Committee on International Trade decided to back the free trade and investment protection agreements between the EU and Vietnam on 21 January 2020. According to Europarl, the official statement said: “The committee gave its consent to the free trade agreement by 29 votes, six votes against and five abstentions and recommends that EP…

Wärtsilä launched new LNG bunkering and supply system

Wärtsilä has announced that it is launching its new LNG Bunkering & Supply System simulator at the Global LNG Bunkering Summit 2020 conference, which will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 28 to 30 January. Wärtsilä says, the simulator has already been installed at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Malaysia, Italy and Finland.…

Reuse, recycle, reduce: Pink Pandora goes green

Designed to look like the Danish brand’s famous bracelet with charms, one of Pandora’s two jewellery-making facilities in Thailand, is located just under an hour’s drive south of Chiang Mai in Lamphun, Northern Thailand. A circular roof construction makes for the bracelet, while connected buildings resemble charms. Despite being white, the facilities are green and…

Finnair launched Chinese new year amenity kit

Finnish design company Marimekko has traded the airline’s blue colour scheme for a red and gold jacquard pattern to a special edition amenity kit for Chinese New Year. The kit will be available to business class passengers from 20 January until 9 February 2020, on routes to Greater China, including Hong Kong and Singapore. The…

Indonesia to buy Danish ships to strengthen coastal guard patrol

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will purchase more warships built in Denmark, possible similar to the Iver Huitfeldt size frigates, which Indonesia bought from Denmark last year. The warships will reportedly be used to guard Indonesia’s outermost waters, including around the Natuna Islands, Indonesian Goverment announced on 17 January 2020. The Natuna sea is currently the…

DTAC announced new CEO

Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor who owns Thailand’s Total Access Communication Company (DTAC) has appointed Mr Sharad Mehrotra as a new chief executive, replacing Alexandra Reich, according to official statement on 16 January 2020. Mr Sharad Mehrotra, who joined Telenor 12 years ago, has served in senior management positions across Asia, including head of Telenor India.…

TSCC held Nobel-themed Gala Dinner and 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Thai-Swedish Chamber of Commerce marked 30 years as organisation in 2019, culminating with its ‘TSCC Nobel Gala Dinner’ grand celebration, held in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November. Members and friends from far and near had also flown in for the auspicious occasion. Those from abroad (Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Sweden) were especially highlighted with…