Category: Features

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Danish Design Fair in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Half a thousand people showed up for the Danish Design Fair at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The event included delicate Danish Design at advantageous prices, smørrebrød and special brewed Danish beer. The well-known tones of Malaga by Danish artist Thomas Helmig fills the room with a Danish summer nostalgic feel. The long and bright summer…

What will happen to the next generation of Cambodian farmers?

The future of Cambodian farmers is unknown. The country’s political situation is extremely unpredictable and so is the weather. Illegal logging of the forests contributes to climate changes and the farmers’ crops are lost. A small network of forest activists fight to protect the forest against the loggers, but it is not an easy job…

In his Danish Grandfather’s footstep

Mads and Terry Rahbek are traveling around Thailand and Malaysia to re-discover the places that Mads’ adventurous Grandfather described in four books, which the couple is currently translating from Danish to English. The Grandfather, Olaf Ascanius, worked for the Danish East Asiatic Company around the turn of the last century – a company which Mads…

Palm oil industry needs sustainability, not boycotting

The consumption of palm oil is on the rise and this adds a serious threat to the climate and many endangered species. Palm oil is found in almost half of all consumables in supermarkets, and boycotting is not the solution. Experts call for a sustainable palm oil production. It is almost that season again. The…

Return of the Vikings – Nordic Leadership has never been more relevant

“Hygge”, “fika” and the happiest people. The Nordic countries are trending internationally and taking the lead in many different categories. So, what is it that make these Viking heirs succeed in business and – apparently – life itself? And is it more than just a passing trend? Chris Shern, Managing Director, IME (International Management Education),…

Penang: where cultures blend and living heritage keeps evolving

The first noteworthy thing when arriving for the latest visit to Penang was to find only one plane parked at the gates at the airport – nearly unheard of these days at any airport of this size! But, actually, Penang International Airport has capacity to welcome more airlines and flights. And the visitor numbers, based…