Category: General news

Swede Nick Jonsson and partners purchase EGN Singapore franchise

“The way we network is changing now and it will probably be with us for the rest of our lives; it will be a different networking landscape when we come out of this,” believes Nick Jonsson from the knowledge-sharing network Executives’ Global Network (EGN) in Singapore. The Swede, whose career in Southeast Asia is already…

Happy 75 birthday to Pippi Longstocking

The Danish embassy in Bangkok announced a special occasion of Pippi Longstocking turns 75 years today – on 22 May 2020. Happy birthday from the Royal Danish Embassy to Pippi  🎈 🇹🇭🇩🇰🇸🇪🇫🇮🇳🇴 It is exactly 75 years ago since the Swedish author Astrid Lindgren put the last sentence down in the first Pippi Longstocking book.…

Scandinavian governments donate relief fund to Taal volcano eruption victims in the Philippines

Denmatk, Norway and Sweden are part of a multi national donor group of countries that will resume dispersing relief to people affected by the current eruption of the Taal Vocano in the Philippines. The distribution of cash grant was disrupted by the Covid-19 outbreak. The other donors and partners of the relief effort include the Red…

Denmark donates 50,000 masks to Hlaing Tharyar community in Myanmar

Denmark has donated 50,000 medical grade masks for the vulnerable community in Hlaing Tharyar Township, which is one of the most populated townships in Yangon Region with a large number of internal migrant workers. The masks will be distributed through the township’s Covid-19 Prevention and Control Committee to the street vendors and daily wage earners…

Overview: Nordic food in Bangkok and Pattaya

Danes, Swedes, Finns and Norwegians have rich opportunities in finding a little slice of their homeland while in Thailand through familiar and comforting cuisines. Several Nordic-focused restaurants and web-shops has recently opened in Bangkok and Pattaya to supplement the ones that were here for many years. This is an overview of Scandinavian restaurants, web-shops- and…

Scandinavians join ‘Cupboard of Sharing’ movements in Thailand

Swedes are participating and sharing to the ones in need, in the “Cupboard of Sharing” – ตู้ปันสุข’s movement in various parts of Thailand. The initiative of “Cupboard of sharing” started from a simple idea: “Give what you can, take what you need.” This movement started within a few days days ago when people started sharing…

Sweden has closed all Confucius Institutes and Classrooms

The deteriorating bilateral ties between Sweden and China has resulted in closure of all Confucius Institutes in Sweden – making the Scandinavian country the first country in Europe to close all institutes and classrooms. The decision has been prompted by growing Swedish concern regarding Chinese security, disregard for human rights violations, oppression of ethnic- and…

Covid-19 business impact on Southeast Asia: Danish business webinar report

On 5 May some 150 representatives of the various stakeholders and Danish businesses representatives attended a webinar hosted by the Confederation of Danish Industry

Representatives from the Danish missions in Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam outlined the situation in the respective countries on the topic: ‘Markets in the shadow of Covid-19’.

Vietnam to bring back Vietnamese citizens from Scandinavia and SEA-countries

The government of Vietnam has announced 17 May their plans to bring back Vietnamese citizens stuck all over the globe, according to the Saigon-based Vietnamese daily Saigon Online. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has arranged 21 flights to bring back Vietnamese citizens from 18 May to 15 June. Vietnam Airlines will collaborate with…

Danish business to open office in Vietnam

The Danish company Copenhagen Offshore Partners are opening an office in the Vietnamese capitol Hanoi. The Scandinavian company provides project development, construction and operational management services to offshore wind projects. The Danish company has hired their first two Vietnamese employees; Development- and Commercial Manager Khanh Duong and Finance Manager Giang Phung, reports the online news…