Category: General news

Ambassador Roset announced the embassy remains open through out CMCO

The Norwegian Ambassador H.E. Gunn Jorid Roset announced a message to the to the Norwegian community in Malaysia: the embassy remains open throughout CMCO. Monday to Thursday: 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 14.00 Friday: 10.00 – 12.00 As a preventive measure in light of COVID-19, the Embassy requests that visitors make a prior appointment before…

European Film Fest 2020 in Indonesia moves to online platform this year

The European Delegations in Indonesia invites movie lovers to enjoy 2020 European Film Fest online edition this year. Since Corona Pandemic has change many things to our daily life, this year Europe On Screen has moved to online platform to reaches out to their fans through out 16-30 November 2020. For more information, please read…

Eva Karlberg reflects on: her many years in Hong Kong, the SwedCham GM role

The handover to China of the former British colony, and this last year of protests and a new coronavirus, are among the milestones when Swedish Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong General Manager Eva Karlberg reflects on her life there. September was here last month in the job, having clocked an impressive 22+ years with the…

Doerscircle: new platform and solutions for self-employed – entrepreneurs, freelancers

At last, a new start-up that delivers 360-degree solutions and solves the pain points of freelancers and the self-employed – a group of people that Doerscircle call Independent Doers. Danish Helle Priess is the brainchild behind this highly relevant concept. ‘What took this so long?’ was my first thought when I came across the Doerscircle…

Free help with Special Tourist Visa to Thailand – for naturists

Naturists or nudists who are dreaming to spend 2 -3 months in Thailand during the winter can ask for help from Naturist Association Thailand to apply for the new Special Tourist Visa and find an affordable quarantine stay for the first two weeks. Currently, some hotels offer affordable prices from 30.000 baht to 50.000 baht…

Thai Nordic Golf Society asks members to update contact info by 6 Sep

Captain of the Thai Norway Golf Society, Henrik Friis, asks members to update their contact information before 6 September 2020. “Dear TNGS/SSS Members As advised last week we need to transfer TGA memberships from SSS to individual, in order to do so we need the below details for Golfers who want to continue as individual…

Ambassador Björn Häggmark heads Sweden’s development cooperation change with Cambodia

Seasoned diplomat Björn Häggmark is on his debut mission as ambassador for Sweden, which has brought him to Phnom Penh and Cambodia, a country that has been encountering many challenges in recent years, while there are also some promising signs relating to its future. H.E. Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his…

Telenor Connexion making headway in Asia-Pacific: Seth Ryding, CSO

With 20 years’ experience as developer and provider of IoT solutions Telenor Connexion also has over ten years in Asia-Pacific region. The Swedish-based provider is now boosting its organisation to further develop the established customer base, and to leverage on the significant market opportunities and future growth throughout the region. In charge to lead that…

Thai Airways and Thai embassy in Frankfurt bring Thais living in Finland and Sweden home

On 21 August 2020, Thai airways together with the General Consulate of Thailand in Frankfurt coordinated to bring Thai people with expired student and work permits from Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium,Brazil, Chile, Checz Republic, France, Italy, Morocco to Thailand. The Thai embassy in Berlin provided assistance to all the people in need with cooperation from…

On Covid-19 and the future of hospitality: Sam-Erik Ruttman

Back in the 1990’s and until the early 2000’s Swedish-Finnish hotelier Sam-Erik Ruttman was a well-known face within Bangkok’s expatriate community. Then, working for Dusit Hotels & Resorts he was appointed to manage their Phuket-based property, where ScandAsia interviewed him in 2004. Sam-Erik then continued with the Thai hospitality brand’s expansion into the Middle East,…