Latest Scandinavian Indonesia News

Indonesia announces international and domestic travel ban

Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel starting on 24 April 2020, with a few exceptions, to prevent further spread of coronavirus, Transport Ministry officials announced on 23 April 2020. “The ban on air travel will be in place until 1 June,” Novie Riyanto Rahardjo, Transport Ministry’s director general of aviation…

5G insight webminar organized by Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore – deadline today

The insightful host Ludvig Landgren, VP and Head of Network Applications and Cloud Infrastructure at Ericsson (SEA, Oceania and India), will go through the basics of 5G and why it is seen as the game changer in a regional webinar organizes by Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Singapore . For anyone interested please register here…

Denmark to end partnership in Indonesia due to alleged fraud

The attorney of the Danish Foreign Ministry’s business department announced in a report released 15 April 2020 that the Danida Business Partnership Programme Project in Indonesia would meet an early end due to proven fraud by the business partners in the programme. An investigation by the attorney of the Danish Foreign Ministry concluded several circumstances…

From Bangkok’s luxury hotels to the slum: The truck is loaded with food

It’s 11.30 AM, and the four trucks are ready to leave the small garage and exit down the narrow alleyway in central Bangkok. The destination is set for supermarkets, restaurants and luxury hotels where leftover food is stocked in the trucks. Once collected, all the food is brought to a receiver which include anything from…

The Nordics, Waste4change mobilise to solve Indonesia’s waste crisis

Indonesia’s challenges relating to waste are immense, while this sector also constitutes very promising business opportunities – not least for the Nordic countries. There are huge needs for things to be done. And while the country’s waste situation is so dire, it is mainly thanks to some private sector initiatives that efforts to actually address…

ASEAN update on restrictions to combat Covid-19

Scandasia is monitoring daily updates in Asia / South East Asia to make sure we serve the latest update on the region to our readers. Here’s the latest information from 1-6 April 2020. Indonesia – President Joko Widodo has encouraged people to limit most indoor and outdoor non-essential gatherings to prevent the virus from spreading.…

Indonesia granted travelers, visa holders an emergency stay permit

The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 1 April 2020 that: “All foreigners who have entered Indonesia before and after 5 February, holding a Visitor/Temporary/Permanent Stay Permit  that has expired and/or can’t be extended will be granted an Emergency Stay Permit for Rp0 (zero rupiahs). The Indonesia immigration department will allow an automatic emergency…

Asian countries rank high in new corona-fear survey

Asian countries are more scared to contract the novel coronavirus than Scandinavian countries, according to a new survey from YouGov based on the percentage of 27,000 participants from 26 countries who have reported that they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat’ scared of contracting COVID-19. Amongst the countries are China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan,…