Category: Features

SWEA World meeting, 300 Swedish ladies conquer Dubai!

SWEA 40 years young. During November the 14th until 17th, 300 Swedish women gathered together in Dubai for the World meeting and 40 years SWEA celebration. We were three of us participating from Bangkok. Most of us arrived a day earlier and many stayed a couple of days after the meeting, as two trips one…

Phuket’s heritage and cuisine part of old and new favourites

While Phuket’s tourism is having challenges in 2019 to draw enough visitors, this island destination nevertheless has a formidable smorgasbord of attractions, including new waterparks, shopping centres dining destinations and five-star stays that is more comprehensive than ever before – especially within the high-end segment. Join in as ScandAsia leaps into Phuket’s latest luxury with…

Danish ambassador adds Nordic touch to Christmas Wonderland event

H.E Dorte Bech Vizard, Ambassador of Denmark to Singapore, has been giving creative direction to the Poinsettia Wishes floral display that adds iconic Nordic landmarks to the annual Christmas Wonderland at Garden by the Bay from 29th November- 26th December 2019. If you visit the Poinsettia Wishes floral display, see if you can spot the…

Swedish hotelier within Bangkok’s latest luxury wave: Björn Richardson

137 Pillars Residences & Suites in Bangkok, is the opulent, specific hotel that has once again re-united two really good Swedish friends as well as hoteliers. Hotel manager Björn Richardson tells the story how and shares insights about his latest very luxurious hotel environment and the local luxury scene. Going back nearly twenty years destiny…

Unique Yangon: “Blood” splatters and men in skirts

shwedagon pagoda myanmar yangon

Developing. That would be the best word to describe the largest city and former capital of Myanmar, Yangon, previously known as Rangoon. Before arriving in Yangon, I didn’t have many expectations as Myanmar isn’t the top picked tourist destination in travel catalogues. With images of the city being slim to non-existent in my head, I…

Jorgen Lundbaek celebrated his 25th birthday for the 3rd time

Well-known Danish businessman Jorgen Lundbaek, owner of Mermaid Hotel Bangkok among others, celebrated on 12 October his 75 year birthday with a big party. But when people asked him, he laughed and said he was only celebrating his 25 years birthday – for the third time. “Just wait until I celebrate it for the fourth…

Danish Adventurer to speak at DABS event

DABS – Danish Association for Businessmen in Singapore – invites member to join a unique evening on 21 November 2019 from 18.30 onwards at the Danish Seamen’s Church. Speaker of the evening will be Mikkel Beha Erichsen, the 53 year old Danish TV producer known for “De teenageramte familier” (2001), “Shake It” (2001) and “Dirty…

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort among worlds best islands for romantic honeymoon

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a highly recommended stay for honeymooners from around the world visiting Thailand. Koh Phi Phi was the only destination selected in Thailand in a list recently published by Travel + Leisure magazine alongside other idyllic islands including Mauritius in Africa, Hainan Island in China, Cebu Islands in the…