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Royal Danish Consulate in Phnom Penh officially opened

H.E.Uffe Wolffhechel, Danish ambassador to Thailand join an official opening ceremony at the Royal Danish Consulate in Phnom Penh on 27th November 2019. The ambassador also announced the appointment of Mr. Kjeld Olsen as Honorary Consul of Denmark in Cambodia. “Congratulations to Kjeld Olsen and a warm welcome to the Consular Service,” said Ambassador Uffe.…

Preparing new Nordic expats-to-be

Seasoned employers know that being properly prepared is key for a successful posting in Asia, while minimizing the risks – and they prepare their employees accordingly. Nordic employers mostly prepare their assignees well for their posting in Asia to achieve a successful foreign assignment. While learning the cultural do’s and the don’ts may be critical…

Finns soft-launch Waste-To-Value Centre in Singapore

On 14 November, initiated by Finnish experts and with support from the Embassy of Finland, a Waste-To-Value Centre was soft-launched in Singapore, with Ms Katri Kulmuni, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Affairs, Finland in attendance. The Waste-To-Value-Centre was inaugurated in connection with a seminar at Nanyang Technological University, whose Nanyang Environment & Water…

Swedish ambassador to Cambodia received by The King

Mr Björn Häggmark, the new Swedish ambassador to Cambodia, presented his credential letters to His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia on 7 November 2019. Ambassador Häggmark was accompanied at the royal audience by members of the Embassy’s diplomatic staff. The ceremony marks the starting point for official contacts between the ambassador and the Royal…

An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

Phuket’s heritage and cuisine part of old and new favourites

While Phuket’s tourism is having challenges in 2019 to draw enough visitors, this island destination nevertheless has a formidable smorgasbord of attractions, including new waterparks, shopping centres dining destinations and five-star stays that is more comprehensive than ever before – especially within the high-end segment. Join in as ScandAsia leaps into Phuket’s latest luxury with…

ScandAsia puts the spotlight on the Nordics’ circular economy Asian outreach

During SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology) and Singapore Fintech Festival, Denmark’s ‘Sustainability Thought Leader Forum’ showcases Denmark and the Nordics as frontrunners in sustainable development, while the Nordic Innovation House Singapore showcases its Circular Economy & Energy programme. These are very prominent activities among many similar ones by the Nordics recently. In connection…

H&M consider leaving Cambodia due to EU trade sanctions

Mr. David Savman, head of production at H&M, said the company would do less business in Cambodia if the current EU trade benefits ended and named China and Indonesia as alternative sourcing countries. Mr. Savman was attending the Textile and Apparel SEA Summit in Phnom Penh last week when quoted by Reuters for saying that…

Danish Honorary Consulate opens in Cambodia

Denmark opened its first Honorary Consulate in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on 1 November 2019. The Honorary Consul is Mr. Kjeld M. Olsen, a long time Danish businessman and resident of Cambodia. The post is unpaid and the consul is not employed or posted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but appointed in his own capacity…

Carlsberg agreed to buy remaining share in Cambrew

Danish brewer Carlsberg reported third quarter sales topped forecasts thanks to a strong performance in Asia. Carlsberg’s sales in the third quarter came in at 18.5 billion Danish krones ($2.76 billion), above the 18.2 billion forecast by the 22 analysts in a poll compiled by Carlsberg. The company did not disclose earnings figures and maintained…