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Ambassor visits Swedes and Diakonia in Chiang mai

Ambassor visits Swedes and Diakonia in Chiang mai

Sweden's Ambassador to Thailand, Mr Staffan Herrström is on a visit to the northern town of Chiang Mai. On 18 January the Ambassador met with Swedes in Chiang Mai. "Easy to understand why they have chosen to live in this lovely city. This my second visit to Chiang Mai will most probably be followed by many more," the ambassador wrote …

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Swede arrested in Chiang Mai

Swede arrested in Chiang Mai

A 35-year-old Swedish man has been arrested in Chiang Mai for falsely claiming that he had been robbed. The Swede told the police that he had been approached by a gang of three men, one of whom had a knife, on Thursday 19 January 2017. According to the Swede's explanation, the gang had stolen his bag containing a laptop, mobile …

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Photo: Thairath

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Patana School

Small Steps in Antarctica and Working towards Big Changes

It’s thirty degrees outside and the sun is shining but as you walk through Bangkok Patana School you can’t help but feel a slight chill as you pass the many penguins, icebergs and snowy scenes adorning every display. You also can’t help but notice the buzz rippling through the campus as March 2017 approaches, the month that two members of …

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Finn survives jump into Pattaya tunnel

Finn survives jump into Pattaya tunnel

A Finnish man has survived a five meter fall after he jumped down into the Pattaya tunnel on Sukhumvit Road on Sunday 15 January 2017. Thairath reports the man to be aged around 30 years. His jump was recorded by a motorcycle taxi rider who was waiting at a rank nearby, reports Thairath. The witness explains that the …

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Photo: Thairath

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Swede found dead in pool at Koh Chang

Swede found dead in pool at Koh Chang

A 24-year-old Swedish man was found dead in the swimmingpool of a hotel on Koh Chang at 5 am on Saturday 14 January 2017. The Swede was not a guest of the hotel, but he and two other foreigners were seen swimming around the pool a couple of hours earlier. Witnesses believe the three to be clearly drunk. …

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Photo: Thairath

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Danish enterprises explore Vietnamese market

Danish enterprises explore Vietnamese market

The Ho Chi Minh City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (ITPC) and the Andersen Consult Group of Denmark co-hosted a networking programme on 10 January to boost partnerships between Vietnamese and Danish enterprises. Danish firms evaluated Vietnam as a potential market for high-quality products such as organic foodstuffs and machinery used in aquatic product processing and production. A number of …

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Carlsberg Malaysia’s foundation continues elephant conservation

Carlsberg Malaysia’s foundation continues elephant conservation

The J.C. Jacobsen Foundation, a philanthropic arm of Carlsberg Malaysia, in January 2017 pledged its support towards elephant conservation by continuing to adopt three Pahang-born elephants at the Zoo Negara. Its cash sponsorship of RM 20 000 was presented to the National Zoological Society in conjunction with an up-close and personal session with the gentle jumbos inside the elephant exhibits. …

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Norwegian photobiology, Led lights company at Ag-Con Asia

Norwegian photobiology, Led lights company at Ag-Con Asia

As Indoor Ag-Con (indoor agriculture) returns to Asia for their second annual event on January 24-25, 2017, Norwegian entrepreneur Per Aage Lysaa from Intravision Group is among the speakers. Intravision Group is a bio-light and systems integration company working with new technologies for production of foods and plant made pharmaceuticals. Per Aage will speak during the second day, which focuses …

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