Category: Lifestyle

Swedish Association in Hua Hin celebrated 10 years

December to February is the peak period for Scandinavian stays in Hua Hin (long-stay visitors and other tourists), while some 1500 Swedes also live there permanently. The Swedish Association in Hua Hin, which recently celebrated its ten years anniversary, is the coordinator of lots of activities that many Swedes and other Scandinavians engage themselves in…

Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis in Bangkok

The St. Regis Bar and The Lounge invite throughout the month of November guests to try a Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea by Michelin-Starred Chef Sayan Isaksson, who was born in Thailand, but grew up in Sweden. This is not a trip down nostalgia road – for most Scandinavians the delicacies have never crossed their lips…

Nordic Culture Week Wujiang

At the opening ceremony of Wujiang Road’s Nordic Culture Week on 7 November, speeches were heard from our Consul General Jan Wahlberg as well as representatives from Business Sweden and Jing’an government. Finland’s Culture Coordinator Veli-Matti Palomäki also performed Finnish music at the ceremony. Nordic Culture Week is organized by Jing’an Government Office as part…

Senior Scandinavian’s dream living in Thailand

In the outskirts of small town Bangsaen, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard, lies a truly special senior living project called Scandinavian Village. As in the name, it is dedicated to Scandinavian people only. And after 15 plus years in operation this residential living community is really thriving. A visit is really an eye-opener about how this…

President Pia Ridström introduces: SWEA Kuala Lumpur

SWEA International Inc. may sound like a multinational until you know the meaning of the acronym: Swedish Women’s Educational Association International. ScandAsia meets with the President for Swea in Kuala Lumpur, Pia Ridström, to get better insights into how this particular local entity works and what their activities there are. Swea is the typical social…

Wellness and healthy food advice for travellers and the work place

In the July 2018 edition ScandAsia presented food ingredients with medicinal benefits. In part two the remaining selection of such food recommendations (and which are great, affordable alternatives to expensive super foods) is listed. Introduced is also additional nutrition advice for business travellers and workplace wellness. Wellness specialist/lifestyle & nutrition coach Judith Coulson-Geissmann, based here…

Banyan Tree Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish GM launched sky bar

Vertigo, at Banyan Tree hotel is one of Bangkok’s most well rooftop venues. Now Kuala Lumpur has its very own Vertigo sky bar, at the brand new Banyan Tree property there! Banyan Tree, Kuala Lumpur’s Swedish General Manager Anders Dimblad, at an evening of glitz and glamour, inaugurated their Vertigo in early July. The opening night…

Hong Kong, Singapore among most expensive expat countries

Hong Kong and Singapore ranks as the most expensive countries for expats. Scandinavia ranking low. It has always been the common narrative that Scandinavia is the most expensive place for foreigners to live. High costs of day-to-day living and even higher costs on the housing market has long placed especially Denmark and Norway on the very…

Sweden’s National Day and Midsummer celebrated jointly in HK

The Swedes in Hong Kong this year decided to combine the celebration of two of the most important public holidays. On Friday 8 June a combined Swedish Midsummer and National Day Celebration took place at PMQ in Hong Kong. It delivered a “real Swedish midsummer experience with unpredictable weather!” according to the organiser. Midsummer is…