History & Heritage

Denmark to promote U Thant House as education centre in Yangon

The Danish Ambassador, H.E. John Nielsen met on 23 July 2020 with the U Thant House Chairman, U Thant Myint-U to discussed on promoting the venue as a learning centre. U Thant House is Myanmar’s leading discussion centre and a museum dedicated to the life and work of the UN’s Third Secretary General. Chairman U…

Ambassador Måwe visited Vietnam Ethnology Museum in Hanoi

The Swedish ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ann Måwe published a report of her visit to Vietnam’s Ethnology Museum on 3 July 2020. The Ambassador noted that it was a great experience on her FaceBook story line that said: “I continue my journey of exploring the Vietnamese culture by visiting the Vietnam Ethnology Museum in Hanoi.…

Vietnames daily news showing appreciations on Swedish’s photography work

Kienthuc, a Vietnamese daily news published a work of Swedish photographer Karl W. Gullers showing life in Sweden back in the 40’s. For anyone wondering what Sweden looked like in the 40s to 50s? some black and white pictures taken by Karl W. Gullers will bring you back into moments of living in that era.…

S. S. REDANG – Sunk by Japanese destroyers, on 13 February 1942

The Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore during the World War II, from the time of the first landings in Northern Malaya on 8 December 1941, was swift and brutal. Within eight weeks the Japanese had taken Malaya and landed on the island of Singapore which had become intensely overcrowded by tens of thousands of…

Swedish embassy Singapore invites all to celebrate national day together online

The embassy of Sweden in Singapore announced on 3 June 2020 to get  comfortable and ready to celebrate national day together online. The statement said: 3 days to go! Swedish National Day’s online celebration will be streamed via Facebook live on the Embassy’s page or can also be viewed here. The stream will begin from…

Tommy Franssila at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort And Spa guides us to Danang

Tommy Franssila, Director – Culinary Operations, who was previously a familiar Nordic face at Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur is since May 2018 based at Hyatt Regency Danang Resort & Spa – in a leisure-focused setting. Tommy therefore constitutes our best possible guide to get a grip on what this destination called Danang has to…

The story of Carsten Dencker Nielsen

Carsten Dencker Nielsen was the last managing director of East Asiatic Company, the Danish trading company that up into the 1980’s was the largest Danish corporation. Before he died in February 2019, he had managed to complete a book about his adventurous life written with the assistance of two authors, Martin Jes Iversen and Camilla…

Declassified Norwegian and Swedish diplomatic documents donated to Cambodia

Hundreds of declassified diplomatic reports on Cambodia’s contemporary history from Norway, Sweden, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, New Zealand and Switzerland are among the documents that former Ambassador of Cambodia and a senior private secretary and official biographer to late King Father Norodom Sihanouk, Mr. Julio A. Jeldres, has given to the Documentation Centre of Cambodia…

SWEA member celebrated Swedish Lucia tradition at flower dome, Singapore

The Swedish Lucia tradition was brought to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay by the talented “SWEA Lucia Choir” on 1 December 2019. The SWEA (Swedish Women’s Educational Association) choir consisted of volunteers from the Swedish community in Singapore. The choir was joined by the Swedish Embassy staff who treated visitors with ginger…

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…