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Bangkok Patana School

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Opens the Science Centre

Bangkok Patana School was honoured to have Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn preside over the official opening ceremony of our Science Centre today. “This was a very auspicious occasion for Bangkok Patana School. Her Royal Highness presided over the opening of this school campus in 1993 and we feel extremely humbled that she was here once again to …

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Scandinavian biking trip to the Golden Triangle

Scandinavian biking trip to the Golden Triangle

The weekend we just passed, on 12 November 2016, the  Norwegian Church Abroad in Pattaya had scheduled their 7th cycling tour. This trip will be 675 km with hilly terrain in the north of Thailand. Saturday, 30 Scandinavians will gather in Chiang Mai; 26 Norwegians, three Swedes and a Dane. This year, only males will be participating, and they all know each other from the …

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Christmas Lunch Season at Stable Lodge

Christmas Lunch Season at Stable Lodge

Stable Lodge is offering its rich, traditional Christmas Lunch buffet every Saturday and Sunday from Saturday 26 November and until Christmas Eve itself. Christmas Eve itself, Saturday 24 December, come and join other Scandinavians in Bangkok for a great traditional Danish Christmas Dinner with Roast Duck or Pork and Rice Pudding as only your Grandma could make it. The transfer …

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Norwegian’s Christmas lunch in Bangkok

Norwegian’s Christmas lunch in Bangkok

The Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce arranges the Norwegian Christmas Lunch 2016 on Sunday 27 November, from 12.00 – 14.30 hrs. Held at the Residence of H.E. the Norwegian Ambassador, Sukhumvit Soi 38, The Norwegian Christmas Lunch is a great social family celebration held in the beautiful garden at the Norwegian Ambassador’s residence. The traditional Norwegian Christmas buffet includes a wide …

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DTCC Christmas Lunch has been postponed

DTCC Christmas Lunch has been postponed

The DTCC annual Christmas Lunch has been postponed from 25 November 2016 until 27 January 2017. In a statement, DTCC and The Royal Danish Embassy in Bangkok write that this was a hard decision to make. But after thorough considerations and consultations with the Thai government institutions and related stakeholders, the Embassy and DTCC have decided to observe and follow …

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Swedish woman dead during diving trip

Swedish woman dead during diving trip

A diving trip to the Similian Islands turned out deadly for a Swedish woman identified as 57 year old Kim Lien Pettersson. Even though she was an experienced diver, she lost consciousness and drowned right in front of her husband on Monday 7 November 2016. The Thai language online news website, Manager Online, reported the incident on Monday. According to their report, rescue …

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Bangkok Prep

Musical Mice

The activities include singing, movement, reading books & story-songs, playing musical games and exploring instruments for children to develop various skills in these music sessions including listening and social skills, like how to wait and take turns. Music education has proven to increase a child’s coordination, creativity, confidence and concentration! Available for children aged 6 months to 24 months, Musical Mice …

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Royal elephants expecting a baby

Royal elephants expecting a baby

Kolmården in Sweden, the largest zoo in the Nordics, has (on 14 October 2016) announced with great pleasure that King Karl XVI Gustaf’s Bua elephant cow is pregnant. The father of the prospective calf is none other than Danish Queen Margrethe's elephant bull Tonsak. The new elephant calf will be born in the autumn of 2017, when Bua been pregnant …

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New Finnish Ambassador to Thailand

New Finnish Ambassador to Thailand

Since the beginning of September, Mrs. Satu Suikkari-Kleven has been living in Bangkok with her husband and their 8-year-old daughter. At the presidential session on Friday 8 April 2016, the President of the Republic of Finland appointed Satu Suikkari-Kleven as the new Finnish Ambassador to Thailand. This posting, the new ambassador took up in early September. Satu grew up in …

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Swedish fashion giant plans debut in Vietnam

Swedish fashion giant

H&M plans debut in Vietnam

Hennes & Mauritz is known my almost everyone in Europe and the west. Now they want to make their brand known in Vietnam as well, announcing an undisclosed number of stores opening in Vietnam through out 2017. Sean T Ngo, CEO, VF Franchise Consulting many international brands are starting to get in on the Vietnamese market including names like Zara, Mango.and …

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Volvo Cars’ new China strategy and expansion

Volvo Cars’ new China strategy and expansion

Volvo Cars, the premium car maker, has in November 2016 unveiled a new manufacturing strategy for China in which production capacity will be increased and a global manufacturing and export hub will be developed, servicing growing demand for its new range of cars in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. Pre-production of the new Volvo S90 in the Daqing manufacturing …

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Sweden contributes to Myanmar Humanitarian Fund

Sweden contributes to Myanmar Humanitarian Fund

Sweden has made another contribution through the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, to the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) of SEK 5 million (approx. US$ 584,000), in addition to the SEK 5 million contribution made earlier in the year. UN Humanitarian Chief calls for strengthened humanitarian action in Myanmar The MHF is an OCHA-managed country-based pooled fund that provides funding …

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An informal night about Danish expats in South East Asia

An informal night about Danish expats in South East Asia

On Monday 7 November people were gathered in the Danish Seamen's Church in Singapore. The theme of there gathering were Danish expats abroad, specifically in Asia. Pastor Kirsten Eistrup welcomed the guest, and soon after the Danish ambassador to Singapore, Dorte Bech Vizard, said a few …

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(Photo: Anne Marie Dalgaard (left), Jan Lund from DABS (center) and ambassador Dorte Bech Vizard at the Danish Seamen's Church )

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Swedish transport, airport solutions Myanmar delegation

Swedish transport, airport solutions Myanmar delegation

In early November 2016 Ambassador of Sweden to Myanmar, Staffan Herrström, Business Sweden and the Section Office led a Swedish trade delegation to Myanmar. The themes were sustainable urban transport and airport solutions, and the delegation consisted of six Swedish companies: Ericsson, Axis Communications, Volvo Bus, Saab Group, Mobill Scandinavia and Scania. Valuable meetings and roundtable discussions took place with …

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New Swedish Manila embassy tentative opening for December

New Swedish Manila embassy tentative opening for December

While the Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Mikael Damberg will officially inaugurate the Swedish Embassy in Manila on 8 November 2016, the mission will tentatively be open to the public only from 1 December 2016. The Embassy of Sweden, Bangkok made this announcement on 7 November. …

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(Photo: Swedish Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Mikael Damberg, Photo: Alex Siew.)

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Vietnam-Denmark 45 years relations celebrated at Hanoi Opera

Vietnam-Denmark 45 years relations celebrated at Hanoi Opera

Photo by: Thomas Bo Pedersen The celebration of 45 years of Vietnam-Denmark relations was done in style at the Hanoi Opera on 25 October 2016, with the two countries’ official representatives and colleagues in attendance. A range of magnificent performances from both Danish and Vietnamese artists, such as Saveus, Uppercut Danseteater, Thanh Lam, Tung Duong, and Le Cat Trong Ly, …

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