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Nordic Forum Circular Economy, Energy held in Kuala Lumpur

On 9 October a Nordic Forum on Circular Economy and Energy took place in Kuala Lumpur featuring prominent Nordic as well as Malaysian speakers. The Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, together with the Honorary Consulate General of Iceland, hosted this forum, in the sidelines of the 10th International Greentech &…

Finnish indoor exercise park in Kuala Lumpur

Superpark Malaysia is a Finnish exercise park providing a safe space for adventurous activities for children and adults, located at Avenue K shopping centre in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The first Superpark idea started in Finland year 2012, When Taneli Sutinen watched his daughter play in an outdoor park and he thought that there must…

Marimekko x Uniqlo second collaboration collection for Fall / Winter 2019

Marimekko, a Finnish design house, announced a collaboration with UNIQLO, a Japanese global apparel retailer, for a new limited edition collection on 15th November 2019. The first collection designed by the two companies, introduced in spring 2018, was very successful. The new 2019 Fall/Winter collection celebrates Finnish winter traditions and augments women’s offerings with items…

Norwegian indie band returning to Southeast Asia

Boy Pablo, the Norwegian indie singer-songwriter, will be performing at major cities in Southeast Asia such as Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, and Manila on the last week of November 2019.  Boy Pablo, the lead singer was originally from Bergen, Norway. The band started as  the “Boy Pablo” in December 2015, together with his musician…

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…

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…

Asian adventures: The sun always shines on Birgitte

Birgitte Weeke myanmar yangon

Birgitte Weeke might just have the most genuine smile I have ever seen despite the fact that I’m late due to Yangon’s morning traffic. She’s sipping coffee as she sits by the window in a modern café with cakes and quiches on display. “52 this Christmas. Or 53. You would have to ask my son,”…

Haekkerup new Chairman of Danes Worldwide

Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup has succeeded Michael Metz Mørch as Chairman of Danes Worldwides. Mr. Mørch has been Chairman for eight years. Ms. Hækkerup was elected member of the Board of Danes Worldwide in 2018. Susanne Rumohr Hækkerup is Managing Director for Asia House in Copenhagen and a.o. former Danish ambassador to Mexico, Cuba, The Dominican…

IKEA recalls children’s bib: Risk of choking

IKEA has recalled MATVRÅ Blue/Red 2-pack bib for children worldwide as there is a choking risk, the company has announced in a press release. This includes the firm’s retail stores in Asia including Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The hazard was discovered through two incidents in Norway and the UK respectively, where the button…