Category: Living in Asia

Young Global Danes gives returning young professionals a network

On 25 January 2021 the Danish embassy in Vietnam mentioned a new career building network, Young Global Danes, is being launched by Danes Worldwide on 2 December 2020. It is supported by a grant from the Tuborg Foundation of DKK 250,000. Backed by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and trade organization Danish Shipping, the…

Danish-Thai historic magazines 1995 – 1997 shared

ScandMedia, the Danish graphic printing company in Thailand, began its publishing activity in Thailand in 1993 when it printed and distributed the first issue of the ScandAsia magazine. That was one year before the company was formally incorporated. Shortly after, Mr. Christian W. Warming, Commercial Counsellor at the Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok called ScandMedia’s…

IKEA offers virtual room decoration with Livespace in Singapore

At IKEA’s latest planning studio in Singapore, customers can scan a QR code in any room using their smartphone or the iPads’ provided and design the room as they wish. Customers can change out furniture, fittings and decorate the room opting from an exhaustive catalog of IKEA products where the cost of the products automatically…

Norskskolen i Singapore is looking for native speaking teachers

On 25 January 2021, the Norwegian school in Singapore announced that they are looking for teachers. The statement reads: Are you a gentle, playful and caring person with a heart for children. We are looking for someone who can teach Norwegian two hours a week. There is no requirement for formal educational competence and it…

Slush enterpreneur’s global community find ways to stay connected during Covid-19 era

We are in 2021 and the world is still facing a global pandemic of Covid-19. Slush, a Helsinki-based global entrepreneurship organisation, young companies and community, braving the new world by continue to find innovative ways to work together during the Covid-19 era. Continue with the full story here

Danish embassy in Singapore looking for Political & Public Diplomacy Advisor

On 19 January 2021 the Embassy of Denmark in Singapore announce a a vacancy opens for applications, as follow: Do you want to promote collaboration between Singapore and Denmark? We are looking for a new Political & Public Diplomacy Advisor to support Denmark’s green diplomacy through sharp analyses, strategic communications and relationship-building with public authorities…

Dane arrested for selling drugs in Pattaya

A 51-year-old Danish man, John Finn Ørsted Meyer Jensen, a long time resident of Pattaya, was according to Pattaya News arrested on Saturday 23 January 2021 on charges of selling illegal drugs. The Dane was arrested at the Starbuck restaurant in Bangkok Pattaya Hospital after an undercover police investigator had made a deal with him…

The unlikely success of Seven Peaks Software

When Seven Peaks started in 2014, I viewed it as something that would pay the bills. There was no focus on where we were going. Honestly, I didn’t even think we had a strong value position locally  – Jostein Aksnes Seven Peaks Software is a Norwegian-owned international software and design agency in Bangkok established in…

Latest global mental health statistic is a warning to workers abroad

According to a YouGov survey released in December 2020, suffering from mental health problems including depression and anxiety differentiates according to the country of residence. This is something businesses with overseas workers have to consider. Sarah Dennis, Head of International at Towergate Health & Protection, comments that mental health issues have become a greater problem…