Danish politician visited Danish Embassy in Bangkok

Party Leader of Socialistisk Folkeparti (Socialist People’s Party) and member of the Danish Parliament Pia Olsen Dyhr visited the Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok on 28 November. Since Pia Olsen Dyhr earlier has served as the Danish Minister for Trade and Investment, she met with old colleagues and friends at the Embassy, according to the…

Danish design strolled down the runway at this year’s Opening of the Bangkok Thai Silk Fashion Week 2018

Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his spouse, Susie A. Ruff, walked on Saturday 1 December 2018 down the runway wearing innovative Danish Thai Silk Design at the Grand Opening of the 8th edition of “Celebration of Silk”. The big silk event with the theme “Thai Silk in The Eyes of World…

“Fra Thailand til Thy” to be screened in Bangkok

Heartbound, the critically-acclaimed 2018 Danish documentary “Fra Thailand til Thy” will be screened in Bangkok for the first time on Sunday 16 Dec 2018 at 14.00 at e Bangkok Screening Room.The screening will be followed by a Question & Answer session with Director Sine Plambech who produced the documentary together with Janus Metz. Heartbound tells the story of how…

Norway takes over presidency of Mine Ban Treaty

On 30 November, Norway took over the presidency of the multilateral Mine Ban Treaty. Currently, Norway is funding mine action in 18 countries including Vietnam and Laos. The Norwegian presidency will take as its point of departure the humanitarian aspect of the treaty, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “This treaty is an…

Thai-Danish expert forum held in Bangkok

An expert forum focusing on innovation and diagnostics-pathway to improve dengue patient management in Thailand was held on 28 November in Bangkok. The event was a cooperation between BluSense Diagnotics ApS, an innovative Point-of-Care diagnostics company in Denmark, its business partner in Thailand, General Science Enterprise Co. Ltd., and the Danish Embassy in Bangkok. The…

Ericsson signed MoU in Vietnam

Swedish telecommunication company Ericsson has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Vietnam on 28 November 2018. The MoU was signed to establish an Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Hub, that will be located at Hòa Lạc Hi-Tech Park. It will foster IoT innovation amongst start-ups, enabling them…

Surprise: Taipei tops list of World’s Friendliest and Safest City for Expats

Taipei comes out as number 1 out of 72 cities worldwide in the Expat City Ranking 2018. The city is in good company, with many other Asian metropolises also ranking in the top 10 cities for expats, such as Singapore (2nd), Ho Chi Minh City (4th), Bangkok (5th), and Kuala Lumpur (6th). The Expat City…

Sweden joins efforts to fight the ocean plastic pollution in Southeast Asia

Coinciding with the Swedish Ambassador for the Ocean Helen Ågren’s visit to Thailand, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA) and the Government of Sweden launched a four-year project in Southeast Asia, a region in which many countries are major plastic polluters. Significant quantities of plastic end…

Haldor Topsoe opens office in Jakarta

Topsoe opens an office in Jakarta, Indonesia. The main reason is the expected growth in areas where Topsoe’s technologies, experience, and capabilities will be beneficial to the customers, which is mainly fertilizer and refining industries, explains the company. Michael Gruss has been assigned Chief Representative of the new Jakarta office in Kantor Taman E3.3, Unit…