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First Danish Ball in Thailand rocked!

First Danish Ball in Thailand rocked!

https://youtu.be/GqzDiZvx65g Danish-Thai Chamber of Commerce shook off ten years of dusty image when Asbjørn Overgaard Christiansen - mostly known as the Commercial Counselor at the Royal Danish Embassy - on Saturday night took the stage as the MC of the first ever Danish Ball in Thailand. This was his night and he was amazing, fresh, energetic. He wore his smart tuxedo as casual …

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Aritco lifts on the way up

Aritco lifts on the way up

The private lift brand Aritco from Sweden showed its smart and affordable lifts at the Architect Expo 2016 in Muang Thong Thani in April this year. While the lifts go both up and down, the sale of Aritco in Thailand has been going only up. Today, over 200 of the fancy lifts have been installed both in private homes and …

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“It’s pay or die” - More Thai-Swedes joins battle for health care

“It’s pay or die” - More Thai-Swedes joins battle for health care

Sven Arne Hedell, initator behind Svenskar i Udon (Photo: Frederik Sonne) More Swedes unite in Thailand battling for national health insurance rights. Swedish expat organizations in Hua Hin and Phuket earlier this year send a letter to Swedish Minister for Health Care, Gabriel Wikström, pledging their discontent about the national health insurance not covering health services in Thailand. Now the …

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Vestas chosen for the largest wind project in ASEAN

Vestas chosen for the largest wind project in ASEAN

Danish wind turbine maker, Vestas, has been selected as preferred technology partner for a prestigious wind project in Laos. The project is a 600 MW wind project placed in southern Laos. The wind farm is set to be completed in 2020 and it's believed that it will become the largest wind farm in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and …

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Norwegian jumps to his death in Pattaya

Norwegian jumps to his death in Pattaya

Pattayaone.net reports that a forty-year-old Norwegian national, named Frode, was found dead lying on the ground outside View Talay Condominium Phase 3, Soi 6, Pratumnak Hill on Sunday morning 29 May. The body was found at the foot of Tower B. In his possession the dead man had a needle & syringe set and a broken, blooded kitchen knife was …

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Danish Asia Correspondent wins media-award in Denmark

Danish Asia Correspondent wins media-award in Denmark

Anya Palm and Nairobi-club chariman, Peter Kjær (Photo: Kim Dang Trong) Danish Bangkok-based journalist, Anya Palm, wins the Nairobi-award 2016, an annual award given to a person, group or organization that brings stories about development countries forth in Danish media. She won the prize for a series of articles printed in the Danish Magazine Udvikling. The investigation of the widespread and public accepted …

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Ambassador met with Danes in Udon Thani

Ambassador met with Danes in Udon Thani

(Photo: Jan Mouritsen) For the very first time in his soon 6 years ambassador period, Mikael Hemniti Winther, officially met the Danish expat community in Udon Thani and the nearby regions of Northeast Thailand. The "meet and greet"-arrangement took place at the Good Corner, a Danish-owned restaurant owned by 4 years Udon-resident, Jytte Rasmussen. The ambassador was flanked by Michael …

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Danish Sandwich-boys opens new restaurant in Phuket

Danish Sandwich-boys opens new restaurant in Phuket

Daniel Baven and Mark Perthu-Hansen the two young Danes behind the popular Phuket-Sandwich chain, Lucky 13 Sandwich, have launched a new "Wine & Dine"-concept in Rawai. The 1th of May they opened the doors to Lucky 13 Bar & Grill, located in the top of the BTR Suites, owned by Danish Torben Busk Jensen, who they paired up with in …

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Sweden appoints next Vietnam Ambassador

Sweden appoints next Vietnam Ambassador

The Swedish government has appointed Pereric Högberg as the next ambassador to Hanoi, Vietnam. Pereric Högberg is currently head of the Foreign Ministry's Africa Department. He has previously served at the embassies including in Windhoek and Pretoria, as well as at the National Arts Council. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs ongoing work is managed by a number of geographical departments, …

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Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival in Copenhagen to promote friendship

Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival in Copenhagen to promote friendship

Copenhageners were invited to become more familiar with one of Asia’s most populous countries on 27-28 May 2015 at the Indonesia Bazaar and Cultural Festival held at the Indonesian Embassy in Hellerup, Denmark. On a day of non-stop fun and excitement, one event led to another, including live traditional music by music groups from Sweden and Germany, Balinese dancing performed by Ni …

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New Finnish company to make Nokia phones

New Finnish company to make Nokia phones

The Nokia brand will return to the mobile phone and tablet markets on a global basis. This is the result of a new strategic agreement covering branding rights and intellectual property licensing, where Nokia Technologies will grant HMD global Oy (HMD), a newly founded company based in Finland, an exclusive global license to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for …

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Annual Summer Party

We are delighted to invite Members to our annual summer party in Bangkok. Bring your spouse, friends and colleagues and join us in this informal networking to wish each other a happy summer holiday

Where: Banyan Tree Bangkok, Vertigo Too, 60th Fl. (between Chong Nonsi BTS Station and Lumpini MRT Station)

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