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Afterwork Hours in Seoul

Our colleagues at Hwashin Instrument in Seoul love spending time together—even (or especially?) after work hours. Hwashin Instrument distributes Metrohm’s titration, voltammetry, and spectroscopy product lines in South Korea. Six times a year, they have a party on the roof of their office building. They call it Hof Day—hof is Korean for pub or bar, […]

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Life in South Korea

In only 3 days, I explored South Korea from the demilitarized zone at its northern border to the city of Busan on its south coast. The short time was barely enough to get a glimpse of the multifaceted culture of the country. Here are observations, from Gangnam nightlife in the capital Seoul to seafood so […]

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Metrohm Japan: The Human Factor is Key

Most of Metrohm Japan’s staff, around 40 people, work at the Tokyo head office. Just a few are stationed in other parts of the country, including the Osaka branch. The main office is located on the 8th floor of an office building in the Nihonbashi district at the heart of Tokyo. Keisuke Ichiba, Product Manager […]

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A Trip to Kyoto: Japanese Traditions

Kyoto is the former Imperial capital of Japan. Compared to Tokyo, which is all about modern life, Kyoto remains a city rich in ancient traditions and is the best preserved ancient city in Japan. No visitor should miss it! Metrohm Japan Field Service Engineer Honami Tomite, who goes by Tommy for her last name, took […]

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Tokyo: A Bombardment of All Senses

Walking through the streets of Tokyo, I often didn’t know where to look: flashing neon signs, crazy poster ads, plastic food samples in restaurant windows, and commercial jingles playing from every corner all compete for one’s attention constantly. But each one of Tokyo’s districts has its very own character, making it possible for each one […]

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Cambodia: Visiting the Temples of Angkor

Angkor was the capital of the Khmer empire. Today it’s probably the most famous historic site in Cambodia and on the entire territory of Metrohm Siam. Rapat, Metrohm Siam’s product manager for ion chromatography, took me to Angkor to see the magnificent temples and palaces that date back to the 9th to 15th century, including […]

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Myanmar: A Country of Contrasts

Our Thailand-based subsidiary Metrohm Siam has been responsible for Metrohm sales, support, and service in Myanmar for 15 years. Under Myanmar’s oppressive military government, the country was closed off to the rest of the world for 50 years. Eight years ago, the regime ended and Myanmar has gone through many changes since. Here’s my review […]

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24 Hours in Laos

Metrohm Siam is in charge of Metrohm sales and service not only in Thailand, but also in its neighboring countries Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia. To show the Metrohm Blog followers the highlights of their entire territory, our Thai colleagues took me to each of the countries, even if just for a brief visit, to learn […]

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Bangkok: City of Angels, Home of Metrohm Siam

When I landed in Bangkok, I felt like I might have by accident passed through the gates of hell—which, as you may remember, are open right now (at least in Singapore). I thought that I’d already adapted to the humid heat in the previous countries I visited, at least as far as that’s possible. But […]

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