Category: General news

Khao Lak, Thailand, lifestyle destination update

The by northern Europeans much loved destination of Khao Lak is suffering another setback but it is only a matter of time before everyone will once again be able to return to this seaside paradise. The very fact that more international brands have come on board or are about open up there is telling evidence…

Denmark extends all COVID related travel and entry restrictions until 5 April

The Danish government has announced that the current COVID-related travel- and entry restrictions, set to expire on 28 February, will be extended to 5 April (included). This includes the test- and isolation requirements announced on 6 February. See more information from The Danish Ministry of Foreign affairs here

Sweden to deport Filipina despite five years of marriage and two small children

Filipina Christalline has recently lost her appeal on the Swedish Migration Court’s decision to deport her despite being married to her Swedish husband for five years and sharing two young children with him, writes Swedish daily Aftonbladet. The court is deporting Christalline because she came to Sweden without a residence permit, something she claims the…

Global and creative 18-22 years old are invited to join Asia Challenge 2030

Global Essay Competition “Asia’s Challenge 2030” is now open for applications of any nationality. Win the chance to join a virtual fireside chat with a prominent business leader by entering the “Asia’s Challenge 2030” Global Essay Competition. Your essay should nake an impact on business and public policy by articulating the key challenges and potential…

Danish WHO researcher claims to be misquoted & Thailand rejects speculation

Earlier this week, Danish daily Politiken cited Danish epidemiologist Thea Fischer saying that the coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand and questioning whether Chatuchak was indeed “the place that brought the coronavirus to Wuhan.” Coconuts Bangkok can now report that Thea Fischer has explained via Twitter that she was not quoted correctly by…

Danish WHO researcher: Coronavirus may have originated from bats in Thailand

For a year, we have been told that coronavirus came from Wuhan in China. But now the WHO is questioning the narrative and has instead turned their eyes to Thailand. According to Danish WHO researcher Thea Fischer who has just returned from Wuhan in China, the virus may have originated from bats in Thailand, writes…

Now Danes and Norwegians can play quarantine golf in Thailand

Tourism Authority of Thailand, TAT states that Denmark and Norway have just been added to the country list of citizens who can travel into Thailand. They still have to be quarantined for 14 days, but it can now be done at golf resorts, writes the media Standby. TAT’s list is updated twice a month and…

EU is divided as Sweden adopts the hardest stance against China and sides with the USA 

As Sweden and China’s fight continues, the EU is not showing signs of unity in regards to China and Sweden has once again emerged as the EU member state adopting the hardest stance against Beijing even though links between the EU and China are warming up this year.  In January the EU and China concluded…

China’s quest for gold medals sends Winter Olympics on intense training camps in Norway

China was not joking when the country in 2018 pledged its athletes will participate in all 109 events at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games and has been sending them on intense training programs in rural Norway to see it happen. Beijing is the first city to host both summer and winter Olympic games and has…

Secret to living Nordic ‘Hygge’ value

Each year, a group of happiness experts from around the globe rank 156 countries based on how “happy” citizens are, and they publish their findings in the World Happiness Report. Happiness might seem like an elusive concept to quantify, but there is a science to it. When researchers talk about “happiness,” they’re referring to “satisfaction…