Swedish tourist in Malaysia killed by jellyfish

A Swedish tourist has lost his life after being stung by a poisonous jellyfish in Tanjung Rhu beach, Malaysia. What lurks beneath the waters of popular beaches can be extremely dangerous. Unfortunately a Swedish tourist experienced that first hand after he was stung to death by a jellyfish in Langkawi, Malaysia. No specification upon the particular species…

Hong Kong, Singapore among most expensive expat countries

Hong Kong and Singapore ranks as the most expensive countries for expats. Scandinavia ranking low. It has always been the common narrative that Scandinavia is the most expensive place for foreigners to live. High costs of day-to-day living and even higher costs on the housing market has long placed especially Denmark and Norway on the very…

Victor Sukseree – a well-known Hua Hin personality and Sweden’s Honorary Consul

Following 28 years at the helm of Thailand’s famous seaside resort Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Sweden’s Honorary Consul has finally retired as the General Manager of the hotel. This however does not mean that Mr Victor Sukseree will no longer be a principle player in this royally accredited resort town – on the contrary, he…

The company behind illegal North Korean arms trade was a customer of Danske Bank

The biggest banking scandal in the modern history of Denmark continues to add new unexpected shades to the story. The scope of the Danske Bank money laundering scandal is greater than expected according to the Danske Bank CEO. Back in 2009, the bank was involved in a criminal case about illegal trafficking of North Korean…

Denmark co-organised Indonesia Circular Economy Forum

On June 28-30 Embassy of Denmark in Jakarta together with Greeneration Foundation organised the multidisciplinary event ‘2nd Indonesia Circular Economy Forum 2018’, in Surabaya, Indonesia. With the help from Blue Economy Foundation, Indonesia Global Compact Network and Yayasan Pengembangan Produksi Bersih Nasional, the forum allowed attendants to gain new knowledge and to share experiences in…

Team Finland Bangkok visited Huhtamaki plant

On Tuesday 12 June, Finland’s Ambassador Satu Suikkari-Kleven together with her Team Finland in Bangkok and a representative from Thai-Finnish Chamber of Commerce (TFCC) visited Huhtamaki‘s factory in Samutsakorn. Huhtamaki, a prominent Finnish company, is a global specialist in packaging for food and drink. Today, Huhtamaki employs approximately 16,000 employees in over 70 manufacturing units…

Swedish Ambassador met with Thai Ministers, highlighting 150 years

On 26 June Swedish Ambassador Staffan Herrström paid courtesy calls to Thai ministers, also highlighting the 150 years Anniversary between Thailand and Sweden and some activities the Embassy is planning during 2018. The Ambassador met with H.E. General Surasak Karnjanarat, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, discussing cooperation on joint global challenges within Oceans and…

Chinese popular foam toys “squishies” pose a threat to health

Found of toxic chemical substances in popular foam toys from China makes The Danish Environmental Protection Agency advise people to throw out all “squishies”. A study on 12 squishies carried out by The Danish Environmental Protection Agency showed that 12 out of 12 squishies contained toxic chemical substances (dimethylformamide). This find causes the agency to…

Denmark’s Malaysia ambassador climbed Mount Kinabalu

Diplomats need to see things from above – sense the lay of the land. So on Sunday, June 24, our Ambassador Jesper Vahr, together with Ambassador Postl of Austria and UN Resident Coordinator Priesner, hiked to the top of Mount Kinabalu at 4,095 metres – often described as the highest peak in geographical Southeast Asia,…