Latest Scandinavian Laos News

MAERSK expands land journey from Thailand to Laos and Vietnam

The Danish integrated shipping company Maersk announced their route expansion on 30 June 2020. The announcement invites all business to reach out to Laos and Vietnam via East-West Economy Corridor from Thailand. The statement said: “Grow your business in Laos by joining us via a cross-border journey to Vietnam or Thailand through the East-West economic…

Scandinavia and Thailand top children’s rights survey

The KidsRights Foundation has released their survey of children’s rights, covering 182 countries. Scandinavian countries are well-known for ranking high in surveys researching human rights – and this survey is no exception. Several Southeast Asian countries also rank high in this survey. The report places Iceland as the country in the world where children have…

Anna Hallberg and Jacob Wallenberg on Swedish Trade and Covid-19

Members of Nordic and Swedish Chambers of Commerce in APAC can meet Anna Hallberg​, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Jacob Wallenberg​, Chairman of Investor AB in a webinar on Jun 10, 2020 (2 PM – 3 PM) moderated by Peter Ling-Vannerus​, Chief Representative of SEB Beijing. The two key patrons in the field of…

Denmark cuts prices to get advice at Embassies

The Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod launched a new large export and investment package on 26 May 2020. The packages aim to assist export businesses effected by the Corona crisis.which, among other things, makes it much cheaper for Danish companies to get export advice from Danish embassies and representations. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs…

A victim of the coronavirus: Thai-Dane forced to shut down beloved restaurant in Laos

Savija Pannark, a Thai-Danish woman living in Laos, is one of many people affected by the restrictions imposed by governments to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Savija Pannark has been forced to shut down her restaurant Dexter in Luang Prabang due to the many restrictions by the Laotian government, which includes social distancing…

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…

Suspected murderer of Norwegian woman might be in Cambodia

A Japanese man suspected in a murder case of a Norwegian woman in Laos may now be in Kampot, Cambodia, according to posts on social media. Ogu “Hiro” Horoyuki, 38, is on an Interpol ‘Red Notice’ after the body of Nerid Høiness, a 30-year-old Norwegian woman, was found strangled in the jungle near Vang Vieng…

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.…

Stranded travelers in Laos can apply for stay-permits

Laos Immigration Department announced that foreigners and stateless people who can not leave Laos due to temporary closure of all borders, are able to request visa extensions,on 25 March 2020. According to  daily Vientiane Times report on 27 March 2020, stay-permits has to be extended for another month directly with the Department of Immigration in…

Cambodia suspends tourist visa from 30 March 2020

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia published an official regulations statement regarding Covid-19 situation on 27 March 2020. The Royal Government of Cambodia is monitoring Covid-19 situation on daily basis and agreed to suspend tourist visa, visa on arrival, e-visa to all Foreign citizens from 30 March until 30 April 2020.…