Category: Features

Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for transparency

A Vietnamese economist praised Sweden for governance transparency. His vision in keeping records of  government officials’ spending will help improve in many areas. Dr. Le Dang Doahn, a former member of the United Nations Development Policy Committee and a respected Vietnamese economist opined in Vnexpress on 2nd January 2019 that said: In many international organizations,…

Nordic church service brings out Christmas spirit in the heart of Bangkok

The Nordic Churches in Bangkok brought attendees together with a joined service on the day of Christmas Eve. All four languages were represented during the service with hymns, readings and sermon changing between Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English. True to tradition, the Danish and Swedish churches in Thailand opened the doors to the Christ…

Pepper, vanilla and melted chocolate: Full house at Conrad’s cookie workshop

Knowing how much the Danes like to complain about the weather, many of them are probably envious of their fellow countrymen living in the Southeast Asian heat in Thailand. However, come Christmas and it can be a little challenging to get in the right mood when wearing flip-flops and sunglasses in 30+ degrees Celcius. John…

Visit Finland announced increasing numbers of Chinese winter sport travellers in 2019

  The rising number of Chinese tourists has contributed to the growth of Finnish tourism, according to Finnish national broadcaster Yle. Citing booking numbers from Visit Finland, the report said a total of 140,000 Chinese tourists are coming to Finland from December 2019 to February 2020, up 16 percent from last winter. Direct flights from…

Norwegian press photographer released a photo book representing the nations love of their Royals

Helt Konge‘s collection of photos were all taken by Elin Høyland, a press photographer for newspaper Dagens Næringsliv (DN) who’s also known for the artistry of her work, earlier books and several exhibitions. Høyland’s work for DN over the past 20 years has also brought her inside countless venues in Norway, according to newsinenglish.no. She gradually became…

Don’t miss the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: It’s free

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A woman wearing jeans and sneakers is seen from the waist down. An officer wearing blue rubber gloves stands behind her, his hands searching her body before taking her in to custody. At the woman’s feet, a little girl is crying. The photo is the winning shot of the World Press Photo 2019. A lot…

Stranded Swedish tourist got rescued by Royal Thai Navy Rescue team

On 13th December 2019 around 4pm, the Royal Thai Navy security centre in Koh Chang received a call from a Swedish traveller, Ms. Jenica Angelica Berg that 2 of her relatives were stranded on an island 4 miles away from Koh Chang. Vice admiral Sittinun Smaanrak, Naval Commander Region 1, sent his request to Commander…

Wedding chef in Phuket paradise: Daniel Isberg

When a private chef is required by flown in wedding couples and their entourages, as well as famous figures frequenting Phuket, chances are high that their preferred choice falls on island resident, as well as Swedish, chef Daniel Isberg. If they can get him, that is. It takes time to become part of the fabric…

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…