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Scania makes Thailand its new hub in Asia

Scania, a leading Swedish heavy trucks and buses manufacturer, established a new factory in Thailand to serve as a new hub for strengthening its market in Thailand and Asia. With a new facility for truck cabs and bus chassis in the Bangkok Free Trade Zone, Scania’s new factory was considered as the biggest investment (EUR…

“Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” officially opens in Philippines

Harald Fries, the Ambassador of Sweden to Philippines attended an official opening of the exhibition “Don’t Tell Me How to Dress” taking place at Gateway Mall Activity Center, Quezon City, Philippines on Friday, 1 March 2019. The exhibition was initially launched last year on 25 November as the beginning of the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender-based…

Nordic Innovation House celebrates its official opening in Singapore

After its unofficial launch in September 2018, Nordic Innovation House (NIH-SG) celebrated its official opening in Singapore on 22 February 2019. NIH-SG is a joint effort between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and four Nordic organizations consisting of the Embassies of Swedish and Finish, Innovation Norway and Business Sweden. Last year, NIH-SG chose Singapore to…

Keep them afloat

Thailand-based Swedish actor Kjell Bergqvist helps underprivileged Thai children learn a vital survival skill – swimming. “Do you know how many Thai children drown every day?” Kjell Bergqvist, a famous Swedish actor, asked. “Seven! Every day, seven kids in Thailand loose their lives simply because most of them cannot swim,” he said. “We Swedes teach…

Thai Airways cancels flights to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo due to the Kashmir conflict

Thai Airways cancelled all its flights for Europe on 27-28 February 2019 to avoid Pakistan and northern India. Thai Airways has 13 routes to Europe and it was forced to cancel its flights from Bangkok to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo and other 10 flights to Europe including Moscow, Rome, Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna…

Swedish Ambassador attended two meetings in Nay Pyi Taw

Staffan Herrström, the Ambassador of Sweden to Myanmar, together with colleagues from the Section Office attended two important meetings which took place in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar on Monday, 18 February 2019. In the morning of 18th, the Ambassador and delegation paid a visit to Min Naung, Tatmadaw Inspector-General. They discussed…

Round table discussion between ECCP Davao and EU

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) Southern Mindanao Business Council held a round-table meeting on the EU investment in Mindanao with H. E. Franz Jessen, Ambassador of EU to Philippines who is originally from Denmark.. Held at Park Inn Radisson Hotel on February 19, 2019, the meeting started with the presentation of the…

“Digital transformation”, a major seminar by four Nordic countries in Vietnam

The Embassies of Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland in Vietnam together with the National Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics co-hosted a week-long seminar on “Continuity and Change in the Nordic Society Model – Adapting to a Digital Age” on Tuesday, 19 February 2019. Held under the theme of “digital transformation”, the seminar this year…

Swedish School Organization Bangkok pays a visit to “Mamma’s Kök”

The Swedish School organisation meets regularly Saturday mornings at NIST on Sukhumvit soi 15. On Saturday February the 9th, NIST was closed, so we took some of our young pupils to “Mamma’s Kök” at Rama 1V and were greeted by Mia Palmqvist and Andreas Andersson. The kids were all curious, it’s not every day you…