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European Union in Malaysia announced education opportunity webminar

European Union in Malaysia published an announcement on study in Europe opportunity on 7 May 2020. An official statement said: Join our special talk with EU Delegation, EU Member States, Education Agencies, and Alumni to learn about: – Program courses at various universities and colleges – Scholarship award and research fellowship – Application and admission…

Grundfos ready to support Denmark healthcare system

Grundfos’ production in Bjerringbro will deliver up to 5000 face shields a day to aid Danish health services in the fight against coronavirus, according to Grundfos’s official statement update. 36 hours after the call from the Danish Medicines Agency, a Grundfos team had made a visor prototype. On 3 April, full-scale production is set to…

Volvo Vietnam asks owners of certain models to return cars for repair

Volvo Vietnam has asked owners of 476 specific models to bring their cars back for a minor modification of the automatic break system. The models are XC40,XC90,S90 and V90. These models were manufactured between January 2019 and March 2020, and were imported from Sweden and Malaysia. Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade’s competition and consumer…

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…

At home in Malaysia: Frank’s dilemma

Frank Poulsen’s favourite aspects of living in Penang are the laid-back lifestyle and the variety of small, intriguing places to visit. Beautiful beaches, tropical jungle and stunning viewpoints are also only a stone’s throw away from the diverse cultural city due to the small size of Penang. Beautiful surroundings that allow for Frank to bike, run…

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…