Category: News

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 completed a purchase of 10…

Comic competition on Gender Equality by EU in Hong Kong and Macao now open for applications

The European Union in Hong Kong and Macao are inviting for participants in a Comic and Cartoon Competition on a topic of Gender Equality. : Participants must be between 18 and 28 years old and believe in gender equality. Unleash your creative power and picture your vision of Generation Equality. For more information and to…

Akke from The Fat Chili in Denmark makes Thai inspired ‘easy2cook’ dishes

Thailand-born, army veteran Akke Songcharoen is honouring his Thai origins with his new business ventures of Thai fusion food at The Fat Chili. He has turned the little traditional Bagel and Smoerrebroeds cafe in Sorø, Denmark into a fusion of ‘Easy2cook’ Thai-inspired dishes, roast pork sandwiches, burgers, sliders, and much more. Akke Songcharoen came to…

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…

EV cars in Norway account for more than half of the entire auto market

Clean transport transition is well underway and sales of plug-in electric cars have increased significantly in 2020 in the world’s two biggest markets, Europe and China.  Europe is led by Norway where plug-in electric cars now account for 54 percent of the entire auto market. China and Europe have, with both the market’s combative attitude…

HK Fashion and lifestyle platform Azalvo and Jumpstart co-organize a free 12-week online accelerator course for Startups

Hong Kong’s fashion and lifestyle incubation platform Azalvo together with Jumpstart are co-organizing a free 12-week online accelerator course. This project is with a goal of helping teams to 20x their revenue, get commercial contracts and extend their network to Asia. In addition, their strong mentor and investor network is second to none. This is…

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province visited Norwegian Embassy to discussed Green Growth

On 19 January 2021 the Norwegian embassy in Hanoi released an update on a recent visit from Hue province’s authorities to discussed green growth’s possibility, as follow: Norwegian Chargé d’affaire a.i. Jan Wilhelm Grythe was very happy to receive the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thua Thien – Hue Province, Mr Phan Ngoc Tho;…

Covid-19 vaccine is not mandatory in Malaysia

According to Khairy Jamaluddin, Minister of science, technology, and innovation, the Malaysian government has no plans of making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory. Malaysia has been placed under a nationwide emergency until 1 August to curb the pandemic and this has raised concern by some quarters, that the Malaysian government can make the vaccine compulsory under emergency…

ABB contributing to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine development in Thailand.

On 14 January 2021, ABB, the Swiss-Swedish company released an update on Vaccine development collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering at Thailand’s Mahidol University and the Institute of Molecular Biosciences. The AI-Immunizer system uses ABB’s IRB 1100 industrial robot and a dual arm YuMi® collaborative robot to assist with key tasks involved in vaccine testing…

Swedish Greencarrier explains why there are not enough containers

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down, writes the Swedish headquartered global logistics company Greencarrier. An unpredictable fallout has been a shortage of containers. During a pandemic like this, we are absolutely dependent on the shipping industry to transport food, medicine, and other necessities across borders. And the shipping industry is absolutely dependent…