Category: Lifestyle

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…

ScandAsia premiered new destination theme

In February ScandAsia launched its new destination theme format, with comprehensive coverage about the Malaysian state of Penang as the first destination to be featured. This new theme concept portrays, and showcases a destination – be it a state or a region – both from a business and lifestyle angle. ScandAsia digs deeper and finds…

Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls

Today is a very special day for Swedes or really just every chocolate loving person out there. In Sweden, they have dedicated May 11th to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years.…

Danish Design Fair in the Danish Seamen’s Church

Half a thousand people showed up for the Danish Design Fair at the Danish Seamen’s Church. The event included delicate Danish Design at advantageous prices, smørrebrød and special brewed Danish beer. The well-known tones of Malaga by Danish artist Thomas Helmig fills the room with a Danish summer nostalgic feel. The long and bright summer…