Tag: Sweden

Vietnam desires Swedish support to reach climate goals

On 17 February 2017 Pereric Högberg, Swedish Ambassador to Hanoi, met with Chairwoman of the National Assembly in Vietnam, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, to discuss opportunities to strengthen and bring the bilateral relationship to a higher level. Chairwoman Ngan emphasised a desire for Sweden to continue support to Vietnam in order to implement the UN…

Southeast Asia’s ageing population: new markets for Scandinavian companies

Today, Southeast Asia is experiencing a boom in number of retirees, raising the demand for retirement homes and additional smart solutions in eldercare and related sectors. The UN estimates that by 2015, Southeast Asia will have 57 million people from 65 years-old and above, which is an increase of 430% from year 2000.This development can…

Swedish movie banned from Film Festival in Thailand

From the 6 to 12 July, the Thailand International Film Destinations Festival took place, showcasing a number of movies filmed in Thailand. The Swedish movie “Happy Hour in Paradise” was supposed to be shown, but where banned from the festival that was held at the Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok . Four movies were banned from the festival, the most controversial being “Twilight…

Malaysian activist gets permanent recidence in Sweden

On 19 July 2016, the Malaysian student activist, Ali Abdul Jalil, was granted permanent residence in Sweden after fleeing Malaysia because of sedition charges. “My request for asylum has been granted. Thank you Sweden for the PR status, I love Sweden so much,” he wrote in a Facebook positing following the permit to stay in Sweden. Ali fled…

Swedish Ambassador honoured in Vietnam

On July 15, the Swedish Ambassador to Vietnam, Camilla Mellander received the “For Peace and Friendship among Nations” insignia at a ceremony in Hanoi. The award was granted by the The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO). The insignia was presented by Vu Xuan Hong, chairman of the VUFO, who praised Mellander for promoting the bilateral ties between Sweden…

What Singapore can learn from Scandic’s Magnus Berglund

Is it easier to be a hotel guest in Sweden? For people with disabilities, yes. According to Magnus Berglund, accessibility ambassador in Scandic, hotels should be accessible to everyone, and since the market of travelers with disabilities is large, hotels worldwide have to learn how to welcome travelers of all physical and mental abilities. Scandic’’s successful work…

Scandinavian women’s way to kickstart Monday: football!

Monday is typically associated with a lot of coffee, but women from Scandinavian Women’s Association in Singapore have found a healthier way to kickstart a new week: the answer is football. Each Monday evening, they will gather on the green football field and release endorphines, maintain a fit lifestyle and most important: make Monday more…

Scandinavia ranked as more connecteced than Singapore

The new GfK Connected Consumer Index is a ranking of 78 countries and eight world regions that provides fast and direct comparison of how highly connected each population is. Of Scandinavian countries, Norway ranks highest, being number 4 of the most connected countries in the world in 2016, while Denmark and Sweden is in top 10.…