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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.…

Malaysian business group to build a hotel and apartment complex in Greenland

The Malaysian business group Berjaya Corp Bhd (BCorp) announced their plans to build a luxury hotel and apartment project in Nuuk, the capitol of Greenland, according to Edge Prop. According to a report made by the news site High North News, the advisor of BCorp’s executive chairman, Alex Tan Ghee Keong, stated during the announcement,…

Destination Da Nang – emerging Vietnamese resort and business destination

While tourism, like most other sectors, unexpectedly is down for the count in 2020, Asia will – hopefully relatively soon – once again be open for travelling. Da Nang is a trending and growing seaside city in central Vietnam, with sandy beaches, a wide selection of hotel choices – including many international five-star brands- and…

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,…

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.…

Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs created facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas

The Danish Ministry of Foreign created a facebook group to assist stranded Danes overseas due to Coronavirus crisis. The statement was published on 21 March 2020 that said: “Are you stranded outside Denmark’s borders – or are you abroad who wants to help other danes in a difficult situation? We are in contact with many…

Chinese doctors to provide WeChat consultations for overseas Chinese

Eight doctors from the Tongji Hospital and the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South Univeristy in the Chinese province of Hunan have volunteered to provide online consultations for overseas Chinese people through WeChat groups, reports the Chinese daily xinhuanet.com. The eight doctors have created 19 different WeChat groups for overseas Chinese people in 16 different…

Ups and downs: Scandinavian and Asian countries fall and rise in World Happiness Ranking

The annual World Happiness Report was released 20 March 2020. The report revealed an interesting shift in the rankings of the happiness of the countries of the world. The Scandinavian countries are notoriously known for ranking high in reports of happiness and welfare with Finland ranking first place for the third year in a row…