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Traditional Scandinavian Christmas in Bangkok

Swedish Vicar in Bangkok Lars Ryderstad and Scandinavian Society Siam had this Christmas once again joined forced and offered a real Nordic Juleaftens Gudstjeneste in Christ Church in Bangkok. Different parts of the Gospel was read by selected people from the community. Norwegian Bodil Elise Holberg was the youngest while the others were Thordur Adalsteinsson from  Iceland, Birgit-Sarah Kondrup-Palmqvist …

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New Nordic Music Festival returns in 2017

New Nordic Music Festival returns in 2017

For the second year in a row, you can kick off the new year at the New Nordic Music Festival with three weeks of concerts by world famous artists from Norway and Sweden. In the beginning of 2016, New Nordic took a big leap forward when they organised their very first music festival at the outdoor venue in the garden …

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Norwegian man attacked in Pattaya

Norwegian man attacked in Pattaya

Photo: PattayaOne At 3am, on the morning of 22 December 2016, Pattaya police were informed of an unconscious man in front of the Reggae & Soul Bar in Walking Street, Pattaya. At the scene a group of tourists had gathered around a young, Norwegian man who had head & face wounds and bruises to his face and body. Medics took …

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Why inclusion is important within international education

When Charlotte and Dave had their son, Alex, they knew life would be more challenging. Alex has Down Syndrome. They knew raising a child with special needs wouldn’t be easy, and it wasn’t, but things got much more challenging when Alex reached school age. “Because my husband is a diplomat, our family relocates every two to four years,” Charlotte explained. …

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Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 Postponed

Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 Postponed

Due to conflicting calendars of several of the key attendees, it has been decided to postpone the planned Norway-Asia Business Summit 2017 in Cebu, the Philippines to 21-23 November 2017. Norway-Asia Business Summit aims to strengthen the competitiveness of Norwegian businesses in the region through increased geopolitical knowledge, economic understanding, and market comprehension. The delegates are offered through the presentations …

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DTCC Glögg Networking

DTCC Glögg Networking

On 15 December the Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce held a 'Glögg Networking' in the spirit of Christmas celebrations at the Royal Danish Embassy in downtown Bangkok. The event was made into a truly Scandinavian treatment with glögg wine served complete with aebleskiver, Christmas cookies and sweets. Fyn Bakery served their famous Hot Dogs. At the networking the chamber was also …

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Danes attend Bangkok Patana School's International Day

Danes attend Bangkok Patana School's International Day

12 December was the International Day at Bangkok Patana School, with lots of Danes in attendance! Every year Bangkok Patana International school arranges International Day for the currently 61 nationalities on the school; it is the biggest festive event of the year for the kids and replaces all the religious holidays that you would have at a normal school but …

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Swedish Church to reduce their work in Singapore

Swedish Church to reduce their work in Singapore

The Swedish Church in Singapore will be reducing their presence in the country from the beginning of 2017. For the past two years, the Swedish and the Norwegian Churches Abroad have had a co-operation in Singapore. But now, the Church of Sweden Abroad have seen that they have to look through the forms for the co-operation between them and the Norwegian …

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National Conference on Business Integrity in Phnom Penh

National Conference on Business Integrity in Phnom Penh

Ms. Martina Fors Mohlin at the National Conference on Business Integrity in Phnom Penh. Photo: Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh On Thursday 15 December 2016, Ms. Martina Fors Mohlin, First Secretary at the Embassy of Sweden in Phnom Penh, participated in the National Conference on Business Integrity organised annually by Transparency International Cambodia. The Conference seeks to engage key …

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Universum: Southeast Asia is in need of employer branding!

Universum: Southeast Asia is in need of employer branding!

Banks, for instance, have an increasing need to hire talent with IT skills (the type of talent who does not traditionally view them as an attractive employer). And most companies need to find ways to attract different target groups such as millennials and Generation Z, in addition to speaking to the particular needs of various nationalities/cultures. Then employer branding comes …

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Singapore Airlines launches Stockholm route in 2017

Singapore Airlines launches Stockholm route in 2017

Just in time for Christmas Singapore Airlines has handed the Scandinavians a nice gift: come May 2017 the airline will open its new route to Stockholm via Moscow, adding its second Scandinavian city to the network. Subject to regulatory approvals, flights to Stockholm will be launched on 30 May 2017 and will be operated with Airbus A350-900 aircraft - the …

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