Category: Features

Keep them afloat

Thailand-based Swedish actor Kjell Bergqvist helps underprivileged Thai children learn a vital survival skill – swimming. “Do you know how many Thai children drown every day?” Kjell Bergqvist, a famous Swedish actor, asked. “Seven! Every day, seven kids in Thailand loose their lives simply because most of them cannot swim,” he said. “We Swedes teach…

Thai Airways cancels flights to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo due to the Kashmir conflict

Thai Airways cancelled all its flights for Europe on 27-28 February 2019 to avoid Pakistan and northern India. Thai Airways has 13 routes to Europe and it was forced to cancel its flights from Bangkok to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and other 10 flights to Europe including Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna…

Tracing explosives in the Vietnamese soil

Many international aid organisations have left the old war-torn country infested with explosive remnants in favour of urgent cases. But one of the organisations still standing strong in Vietnam, is Norwegian People’s Aid with two Scandinavians in charge. By Jonas Boje Andersen and Lærke Weensgaard In a vast coastal area in the central and most…

Swedish Visa application center opened in Yangon

The Embassy of Sweden Bangkok has announced the opening of their Visa Application Centre operated by VFS Global Myanmar Ltd. in Yangon. On July 2, the Embassy’s Migration Liaison Officer, Mr Magnus Petrone, was in Yangon to open the Swedish Visa Application Center operated by VFS Global. The center is now up and running. If…

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.…