Swedish carmaker Polestar starts production of latest model

Despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, production of the latest model – Polestar 2 – of the Swedish car brand Polestar has begun in China, with deliveries anticipated to take place from summer 2020. Last year, Polestar opened a new research and development (R&D) centre in Coventry in May 2019. Their aim of the new facility…

Embassy of Finland in Yangon suggested Finns to register during Covid-19

The Embassy of Finland in Yangon suggests Finnish travelers / expats to stay connected in case of emergency/crisis. The embassy published an announcement that said: “Reminder to Finns staying or traveling in Myanmar: Always file a travel notification at www.matkustusilmoitus.fi You can create a username in your travel notification system so you can edit your…

IKEA Singapore announced temporary closure

IKEA Singapore is in cooperation with the announcement of the Prime minister regarding public health safety and decided to temporarily close their outlets from 7-30 April. Online shopping option is still available. An official statement said: “IKEA is monitoring the evolving situation around Covid-19 and taking precautionary measures that help prevent the spread of the…

Cambodia granted automatic extension to stranded foreign travelers

The Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation announced that Cambodia decided to grant automatic extension of tourist visa (Visa T) to foreign citizens and to exempt their visa overstay fines until they are able to depart Cambodia, on 3 March 2020. According to AKP, The diplomat note had been sent to all Diplomatic…

Swedish embassy in Cambodia encourages Swedes abroad to stay connected

Various countries in South East Asia started tightening regulations from late March 2020. The Swedish embassy in Phnom Penh encourages Swedes abroad / travelers to stay connected online in hope to assist anyone in need. “Since the ongoing crisis caused by the new Coronavirus covid-19  has led to the airlines canceling departures from and to…

The feeling of being an actress/actor in a science fiction movie!

Life is getting harder and harder every day for all of us. It’s difficult to “take in” this surreal situation. You have a feeling of being part of a science fiction movie. You hear news and specialists analyzing the Covid19 every day, from morning until evening and it’s so difficult to know who is right…