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Thai Nordic Golf Society and TFCC organize first game of the year

Thai Nordic Golf Society announced the date for first game of the year to be played at Laem Chabang International Country Club on 30th January 2021 In a letter to members of TFCC, SSS and TNGS, the Board said: “Despite the current Covid situation in Thailand, Golf courses are still open for play and we are…

Thailand’s household debt jumps to resemble that of the Nordic nations

A jump in Thailand’s household debt level has meant that the country is now close to being amongst the top 10 countries worldwide with the highest ratio of household debt to gross domestic product (GDP). Household debt is defined as the combined debt of all people in a household. It includes consumer debt and mortgage…

ScandAsia had 461,118 visitors in 2020

ScandAsia was quite popular last year! We had 461,118 visitors! Our best month was June with 57,328 visitors! In terms of demographics, ScandAsia’s 461,118 visitors came from 228 different countries. Our Top 5 Countries were 1. Thailand 57,530 – 2. United States 56,001 – 3. Singapore 31,568 – 4. Sweden 26,097 – 5. Denmark 26,006. In terms of gender, 56% were…

New Cambodia-MKI Norway partnership for edutainment content development

MK International Investment and Development Co., Ltd. of Norway (MKI Norway) is investing $1.8 million for 3-year educational-entertainment programmes exclusively developed for Cambodia. Educational entertainment or edutainment is media designed to educate through entertainment and the programmes will help to improve the general knowledge among the Cambodian population aged 12 years old and over with…

Nokia selected as DTAC’s first 5G RAN partner in Thailand

Norwegian controlled DTAC has selected Finish Nokia as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. Nokia will play a key role in enabling a faster rollout of new 5G services as demand increases as well as ensuring that DTAC’s network performance is fully 5G-ready.…

Report indicates Chinese Bitcoin miners migrate to Nordic Regions

A new regional report from China Blocktrain&Bitcon news (8tbc) and statements from the head of operations at Genesis Mining, the largest cloud mining company on the market indicate that Chinese miners are migrating from China to Nordic Regions. Bitcoin mining is a computerized process with three main functions which includes issuing new Bitcoins, confirming transactions…

Suspected kidnapper of Norwegian national in 2015 arrested in Manila on Christmas Eve

The key suspect in the 2015 kidnapping of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, Canadian John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Hall’s Fillipina girlfriend Marines Flor was arrested in Manila, Philippines on Christmas Eve according to The Philippine National Police (PNP). Kjartan Sekkingstad is manager of Holiday Ocean View resort in Samal Island where the four hostages were…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

Norway exports intestine but sausage casing on Norweigan sausages comes from China

Norwegians love sausages. So much in fact that each Norwegian consumes an average of about 100 sausages a year, which is amongst the highest in the world. But local sausage producers cannot use Norwegian natural casings in the sausages they make and only a few people know that Norway exports its own animal intestines, and…

Nordic Aqua Partners to establish China’s first salmon farming facility

Nordic Aqua Partners A/S is about to establish China’s first land based salmon farm. The Nordic countries had land based salmon and trout farms long before it became an option to establish salmon farming in the open ocean. Nordic Aqua Partners A/S  is headquartered in Denmark but owns a subsidiary in Ningbo, China, thorugh which Nordic Aqua Partners…