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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…

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats in Thailand with retirement visa from 31 October

Foreigners applying for a Non O-A visa will be required to purchase health insurance from October 31, 2019 according to Thaivisa. Non–Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the…

US-Korean nuclear talks in Stockholm broken off

Negotiations talks in Sweden between officials from North Korea and US have broken off, North Korea’s top negotiator said late on Saturday 5 October through an interpretor at the North Korean Embassy in Stockholm. The talks, at an isolated conference centre on the outskirts of Stockholm, were the first such formal discussions since US President…

Anna Frummerin, executive coach, having a workshop with parents of children in the Swedish School Organization!

On Saturday morning the 5th October, Anna Frummerin, executive coach, had a workshop with the parents of the children joining the Swedish School Organization Bangkok, Saturday morning lessons at NIST. While the children were having class, the parents had the opportunity to listen to Anna giving advice on how to motivate your children to speak…

Vision House celebrating its 20 years anniversary at Huntsman Pub, Landmark.

On Friday the 4th of October, “Vision House” celebrated its 20 years of existing in Bangkok. Håkan Alm, one of the three founders, invited guests, staff and clients to an evening at Huntsman’s Pub, Landmark Hotel. Not far from this place, the company saw the daylight. Håkan, who now lives in Sweden, complimented his staff…

Vietnamese student Swedish Ambassador for a day

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Imagine being ambassador for a day. For 20-year-old Phuong Anh, Vietnamese student at Hanoi National University of Education, imagination became reality when she got to be the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam for the day on 3 October 2019. The student borrowed the title from Swedish Ambassador Ann Måwe as part of a global campaign called…

CEO unhappy Chinese company to expand Swedish metro

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The Stockholm metro is due to expand with a new line, and the state-owned Chinese company China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) has won the bid to a procurement contract. CRTG has to fork out 28 USD for three tunnels for the preparatory work of the new metro line according to business newssite Dagens industri. While…

Nordic ambassadors call for green energy in Indonesia

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The respective ambassadors from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark in Indonesia have taken it upon them to show the South-East Asian nation that renewable energy is within reach without costing a fortune according to Jakarta Post. The mission follows Indonesia earlier expressed desire to follow in the foot-steps of the Nordics in investing in green…

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…

Are you paying too much for your coffee? Check here

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Whether you like it hot or cold, with milk, sugar, egg, whipped cream or just plain black, most adults know the feeling of waking up in the morning but not feeling completely awake until they have had that first sip of bitter, brown, caffeinated drink: Coffee. But the price of grabbing a cup of coffee…