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Martin’s Myanmar mission: Getting a grip on the work place hierarchy

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“I felt I came too late,” Martin Hamann says about his arrival in Myanmar in 2014. He felt that it was too late to experience the real, unspoiled Myanmar. “I guess I had a fear of missing out and major transitions had already taken place by the time I arrived. People said expats were rolling…

Scandinavian ambassadors strutting their silk suits on Thai catwalk

The 9th celebration of Thai silk was concluded in Bangkok on Saturday 23 November 2019. As a cherry on top, those strutting their stuff on the catwalk of the Thai Silk Fashion Week’s last gala fashion show were not your typical fashion models. Taking over the catwalk were representatives from 71 of the 80 embassies…

SWEA World meeting, 300 Swedish ladies conquer Dubai!

SWEA 40 years young. During November the 14th until 17th, 300 Swedish women gathered together in Dubai for the World meeting and 40 years SWEA celebration. We were three of us participating from Bangkok. Most of us arrived a day earlier and many stayed a couple of days after the meeting, as two trips one…

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

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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…