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An ocean of solutions to plastic pollution at SEA circular conference

On Thursday 14 November 2019, the SEA of Solutions was wrapped up after four days of discussing how to combat plastic waste at the United Nations’ Conference Center in Bangkok. The conference was hosted by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia, COBSEA. Through the initiative SEA…

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,”…

Highest-earning filipino film ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ in Thai theaters

Since it’s premiere in the Philippines, Hello Love Goodbye has reaped success on both local and international cinemas. With a reported 17,005,774.30 USD in worldwide earnings, the film which stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina has become the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time. It has also given Bernardo and…

Universal Robots Future-Proofs Production Processes with Collaborative Robots

Vietnam’s Vinacomin Motor Industry Joint Stock Company (VMIC) integrates collaborative robots Enhanced productivity and output quality 50 to 60 percent increase in orders Danish robot manufacturer  Universal Robots (UR), the most trusted and widely-deployed collaborative robot (cobot) manufacturer globally, has helped Vietnam-based Vinacomin Motor Industry Joint Stock Company (VMIC) – a subsidiary of the Vinacomin…

Decent, affordable housing calls for multisectoral collaboration

By Rick Hathaway Having worked in the Asia-Pacific region for 27 years, I have seen much growth in affordable housing in the communities I have visited. But these gains and our quest for better living conditions are now being threatened by dwindling natural resources, the effects of climate change, overpopulation, and rapid urbanization. The growing…

The latest Suunto5 launched in Singapore

Suunto products are known as pioneer Finnish sports watches, dive computers and training coaching instruments. All in one and small enough to fit on your arm wrist. They stand out by their sturdy design and innovation and are used by adventurers all over the globe. The latest model – Suunto 5 – was just recently…

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort among worlds best islands for romantic honeymoon

Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a highly recommended stay for honeymooners from around the world visiting Thailand. Koh Phi Phi was the only destination selected in Thailand in a list recently published by Travel + Leisure magazine alongside other idyllic islands including Mauritius in Africa, Hainan Island in China, Cebu Islands in the…

Working in Thailand

Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand, whether paid or voluntary, must have a work permit. Foreigners are restricted from taking up certain occupations that are reserved for Thai nationals. Those include farm worker, hairdresser, pottery maker, shoe maker and over 39 other professions. While a new positive list is on its way, this negative…

Nordic Thailand Expat Calendar

Traditionally, the year for expats in Thailand started in September when people were “back after the summer”. The year ended in June when it was time to “go back for the summer”. Although this pattern has its roots in old colonial British times, many expats still follow roughly that year and enjoy a long summer…