Living in Asia: Staying healthy

The Nordics and Singapore amongst top 20 healthiest countries in the world

The Nordics and Singapore are ranked amongst the 20 healthiest countries to live in the world, according to a new report from Money.co.uk, a UK-based price comparison website. The report looks at countries based on a wide range of factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle including life expectancy, obesity levels, pollution levels, safety score,…

Swedish Oatly is rapidly expanding into the Asian market via Singapore

Swedish Oatly is a vegan food brand that produces alternatives to dairy products from oats. With headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, the company started producing alternatives to cow’s milk over 30 years ago using research from Lund University. These days the company has been on a mission to grow its presence in Asia and they are…

China, Vietnam and Denmark most positive about Covid-19 vaccine

According to a 32-nation study in December, China, Vietnam, and Denmark had the highest levels of Covid-19 vaccine acceptance. The survey was done across 32 countries with almost 27,000 respondents and coordinated by the Milan-based Worldwide Independent Network of Market Research (WIN). Polling firm Taloustutkimus carried out the Finnish part of the survey. Vietnam, China,…

Thailand secures 63 million doses Covid-19 vaccine with vaccinations scheduled to start next month

According to the Thai Cabinet, Thailand has secured deals for a total of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine will be given out in phrases, with the first phase planned to begin next month. The first shipment contains 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the…

New focus on Danish charity ‘Cycling Without Age’ in Singapore

Causes Week 2020 runs this year from Dec 20 to 25. It shines a light on various individuals and groups in Singapore, and shows how they are making a difference through their chosen causes within the community. Since August, Cycling Without Age Singapore, a charity which takes seniors from nursing homes and senior activity centers…

How to Detoxify Your Liver and Kidneys – United Recovery Project

Cleansing your liver of alcohol is one of the essential steps in recovering from alcoholism, excessive alcohol consumptions or prolonged alcohol abuse. The liver is critically involved in all metabolic processes in the body. It breaks down old blood cells, promotes blood clotting, breaks down fats into energy, and removes toxins from the body. Alcohol is…

Expats in Thailand leading healthier lives during lockdown

Expats in Thailand are actively taking control of their physical health while they struggle with their mental health 77% of expats in Thailand admit that the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their mental health Three quarters of expats in Thailand (77%) would rather live in their home country during the coronavirus pandemic The data has been…

What does a trip to Southeast Asia look like after this pandemic: Good News is Scarce

The global pandemic has upended countless travelers’ plans. Since mid-March, 20 air carriers, including Philippines Airlines, Hong Kong Express, Jetstar Asia, and Lion Air have suspended flights altogether. Other Asian airlines such as Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines have reduced flights by 96%. Governments worldwide are now cautiously reassessing the travel restrictions they instituted to…